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Family Law Amendment (De Facto Financial Matters and Other Measures) Bill 2008


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

Summary

Amends the Family Law Act 1975 in relation to: opposite-sex and same-sex de facto couples accessing the federal family law courts on property and maintenance matters on relationship breakdown; financial agreements between married couples; separation declarations and superannuation splitting; and certificates provided during family dispute resolutions. Also makes consequential amendments to 10 Acts in relation to de facto financial matters; and makes a technical amendment to the Proceeds of Crime Act 2002.

Progress of bill

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

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 25/06/08  
Second reading moved 25/06/08  
Second reading debate 28/08/08  
Second reading agreed to 28/08/08  
Third reading agreed to 28/08/08  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 01/09/08  
Second reading moved 01/09/08  
Second reading debate 14/10/08  
Second reading debate 15/10/08  
Second reading agreed to 15/10/08  
Committee of the Whole debate 16/10/08 Amendment details: 34 Government agreed to
Requests details: 20 Government agreed to
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 20/10/08 Details: House made Senate requested amendments
     
Senate
Third reading agreed to 10/11/08  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 11/11/08 Details: House agreed to Senate amendments
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 11/11/08  
Assent 21/11/08 Act no.: 115 - Year: 2008
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised supplementary explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Government [sheet ZA242 Revised]

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  • Opposition [sheet 5617 revised]
BRANDIS, Sen George

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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  • Schedule of the requests by the Senate for amendments and the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes
  • Referred to Committee (26/06/2008): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Committee
  • Committee report (28/08/2008)
  • An electronic version of this Act is available on the Federal Register of Legislation (www.legislation.gov.au)