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A Bill for an Act to amend the Family Law Act 1975, and for related purposes
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Registered 15 Jun 2020
Introduced HR 15 Jun 2020
Table of contents.

2019‑2020

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Family Law Amendment (A Step Towards a Safer Family Law System) Bill 2020

 

No.      , 2020

 

(Mr Perrett)

 

 

 

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............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                3

Family Law Act 1975                                                                                                  3

 

 


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 (A Step Towards a Safer Family Law System) Act 2020.

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.  The whole of this Act

The day 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Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted.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                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Family Law Act 1975

1  Subsection 61C(1) (note 2)

Repeal the note.

2  Sections 61DA and 61DB

Repeal the sections.

3  Subsection 65D(1)

Omit “sections 61DA (presumption of equal shared parental responsibility when making parenting orders) and”, substitute “section”.

4  Subsection 65D(2)

Omit “61DA (presumption of equal shared parental responsibility when making parenting orders) and”.

5  Section 65DAA

Repeal the section.

6  Application of amendments

The amendments made by this Schedule apply to parenting orders that are made on or after the commencement of this Schedule (whether or not the proceedings to which the order relates were initiated before that commencement).