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Judiciary Amendment (Commonwealth Model Litigant Obligations) Bill 2017


Type
Private
Originating house
Senate
Status
Before Senate
Sponsor
LEYONHJELM, Sen David

Summary

Amends the: Judiciary Act 1903 to: require the Attorney-General to issue directions applying generally to Commonwealth legal work that contain requirements for Commonwealth litigants to act as model litigants (model litigant obligations); and enable a court to order a stay of proceedings or make orders in relation to contraventions of model litigant obligations; and Ombudsman Act 1976 to: require the Commonwealth Ombudsman to investigate complaints in relation to contraventions of model litigant obligations; and provide for annual reporting requirements.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/11/17  
Second reading moved 15/11/17  
     

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
  • Referred to Committee (07/12/2017): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Report due 07/12/2018