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Family Law Amendment (Parenting Management Hearings) Bill 2017

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Family Law Amendment (Parenting Management Hearings) Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Family Law Act 1975 , and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 4

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                 5

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          5

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                   5

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                   105

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                               105

Australian Citizenship Act 2007                                                                           105

Australian Passports Act 2005                                                                              105

Federal Circuit Court of Australia Act 1999                                                      106

Federal Court of Australia Act 1976                                                                    106

Migration Act 1958                                                                                                  107

My Health Records Act 2012                                                                                  107

National Disability Insurance Scheme Act 2013                                               107

Public Interest Disclosure Act 2013                                                                     108

Social Security Act 1991                                                                                         108

Social Security (Administration) Act 1999                                                          108

Part 3—Application provisions                                                                             109

Schedule 2—Contingent amendments                                                                    111

Part 1—Amendments contingent on the Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2017        111

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                               111

Marriage Act 1961                                                                                                   116

Part 2—Amendments contingent on the Family Assistance and Child Support Legislation Amendment (Protecting Children) Act 2017                                                          118

A New Tax System (Family Assistance) Act 1999                                               118

Child Support (Assessment) Act 1989                                                                   119

Part 3—Amendments contingent on the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act 2017                                                                                                         120

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                               120

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Family Law Act 1975 , and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Family Law Amendment (Parenting Management Hearings) Act 2017 .

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

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 2, items 1 to 4

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 6 to the Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2017 ; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2.

However, the provisions do not commence at all unless both of the events mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) occur.

 

4.  Schedule 2, items 5 to 15

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of Part 2 of Schedule 6 to the Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2017 ; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2.

However, the provisions do not commence at all unless both of the events mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) occur.

 

5.  Schedule 2, items 16 to 20

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 9 to the Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2017 ; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2.

However, the provisions do not commence at all unless both of the events mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) occur.

 

6.  Schedule 2, Part 2

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of Part 1 of Schedule 1 to the Family Assistance and Child Support Legislation Amendment (Protecting Children) Act 2017 ; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2.

However, the provisions do not commence at all unless both of the events mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) occur.

 

7.  Schedule 2, Part 3

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of Division 1 of Part 2 of Schedule 1 to the Family Law Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Act 2017 ; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of the provisions covered by table item 2.

However, the provisions do not commence at all unless both of the events mentioned in paragraphs (a) and (b) occur.

 

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.