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Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Cross-examination of Parties) Bill 2018


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Portfolio
Attorney-General

Summary

Amends the Family Law Act 1975 to: prohibit personal cross-examination where there is an allegation of family violence between the parties to the proceedings and certain circumstances are satisfied; provide that if personal cross-examination is prohibited, cross-examination must be conducted by a legal representative; and provide that, if there is an allegation of family violence and personal cross-examination is not prohibited, the court must ensure that there are appropriate protections for the party who is the alleged victim of the family violence.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 28/06/18  
Second reading moved 28/06/18  
Second reading debate 10/09/18  
Second reading debate 11/09/18  
Second reading agreed to 11/09/18  
Third reading agreed to 11/09/18  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 12/09/18  
Second reading moved 12/09/18  
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest



Notes