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Courts and Tribunals Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021

2019-2020-2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Courts and Tribunals Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Bill 2021

 

No.      , 2021

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to courts and tribunals, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Main amendments                                                                                     4

Part 1—Powers to require giving of information or evidence or production of documents          4

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975                                                             4

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) (Administration) Act 1999                    4

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988                                        4

Paid Parental Leave Act 2010                                                                                   5

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                              5

Part 2—Procedural fairness                                                                                         8

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975                                                             8

Part 3—Alternative dispute resolution processes                                           10

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975                                                           10

Part 4—Constitution of the Tribunal                                                                    12

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975                                                           12

Commonwealth Electoral Act 1918                                                                        12

Part 5—Reconstitution of the Tribunal                                                               13

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975                                                           13

Part 6—Dismissal powers                                                                                          14

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975                                                           14

Part 7—Correction of errors                                                                                     16

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975                                                           16

Part 8—Appointments, authorisations and assignments                            17

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975                                                           17

Part 9—Taxation of costs                                                                                           20

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975                                                           20

Part 10—Protection and immunity of Reviewers of Immigration Assessment Authority              21

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975                                                           21

Part 11—Application for review of child support decisions                    22

Child Support (Registration and Collection) Act 1988                                      22

Part 12—Parties to review of reviewable determination under Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act                                                                                                                       23

Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 2004                                        23

Part 13—Admiralty amendments                                                                          24

Admiralty Act 1988                                                                                                    24

Part 14—Foreign State immunity amendments                                              25

Foreign Judgments Act 1991                                                                                   25

Foreign States Immunities Act 1985                                                                       25

International Arbitration Act 1974                                                                        29

Part 15—Other amendments                                                                                    30

Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975                                                           30

Federal Court of Australia Act 1976                                                                      30

Judiciary Act 1903                                                                                                     30

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                            32

Schedule 2—Remote hearing amendments                                                           33

Part 1—Amendments                                                                                                   33

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 33

Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021                                  33

Federal Court of Australia Act 1976                                                                      34

Judiciary Act 1903                                                                                                     34

Part 2—Amendments if the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021 commences first                                                                                                                               36

Division 1—Amendments                                                                                         36

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 36

Division 2—Validation of orders                                                                             36

Part 3—Amendments if the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021 does not commence first                                                                                                                      38

Division 1—Amendments before the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021 commences                 38

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 38

Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999                                                        38

Division 2—Amendments after the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021 commences    39

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                 39

Schedule 3—Repeals                                                                                                           40

Nauru (High Court Appeals) Act 1976                                                                   40

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to courts and tribunals, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Courts and Tribunals Legislation Amendment (2021 Measures No. 1) Act 2021 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Parts 2 to 15

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 2, Part 1

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 2, Part 2

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 4.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021 commences after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 4.

 

6.  Schedule 2, Part 3, Division 1

At the same time as the provisions covered by table item 4.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021 commences before the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 4.

 

7.  Schedule 2, Part 3, Division 2

Immediately after the commencement of the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Act 2021 commences before the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 4.

 

8.  Schedule 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.