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SLI 2015 No. 113 Regulations as made
This regulation prescribes laws in the Australian Capital Territory providing for the registration of relationships, and certain kinds of relationships registered under those laws, for the purpose of the definition of ‘de facto relationship’ in the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 and the Family Law Act 1975; prescribes laws in the Australian Capital Territory providing for the registration of relationships, to enable de facto couples who have registered their relationship under those laws to satisfy the requirements for invoking the jurisdiction of the Family Court for making a property settlement or maintenance order under the Family Law Act; prescribes laws in Tasmania providing for the transfer of parentage in certain non commercial surrogacy arrangements entered into in Tasmania, for the purposes of recognising the parentage of children born under surrogacy arrangements under the Family Law Act; removes the reference from the ‘Federal Magistrates Court Rules’ in the note at the end of subregulation 3(1) of the Family Law Regulations to reflect the change in name of this Court; and updates legislation prescribed in the Family Law (Superannuation) Regulations 2001 to ensure that the definition of a ‘percentage-only interest’ is current.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 10 Jul 2015
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR10-Aug-2015
Tabled Senate10-Aug-2015
Date of repeal 12 Jul 2015
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 5A of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms

 

Attorney‑General’s Legislation Amendment (Updated References) Regulation 2015

 

Select Legislative Instrument No. 113, 2015

I, General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Ret’d), Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation.

Dated   09 July 2015

Peter Cosgrove

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

George Brandis QC

Attorney‑General

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name................................................................................................... 1

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

3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1

4............ Schedules............................................................................................ 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                2

Acts Interpretation (Registered Relationships) Regulations 2008                    2

Family Law Regulations 1984                                                                                  2

Family Law (Superannuation) Regulations 2001                                                 3

 


1  Name

                   This is the Attorney-General’s Legislation Amendment (Updated References) Regulation 2015.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument 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 instrument

The day after this instrument is registered.

11 July 2015

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under the following Acts:

                     (a)  the Acts Interpretation Act 1901;

                     (b)  the Family Law Act 1975.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Acts Interpretation (Registered Relationships) Regulations 2008

1  Paragraph 3(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  Civil Unions Act 2012 (ACT)—a civil union as described in subsection 6(1) of that Act;

                    (ca)  Domestic Relationships Act 1994 (ACT)—a relationship as a couple between 2 adult persons who meet the eligibility criteria for entering into a civil partnership mentioned in section 37C of that Act;

Family Law Regulations 1984

2  Regulation 3 (after the heading)

Insert:

Note:          A number of expressions used in these Regulations are defined in the Act, including the following:

(a)    applicable Rules of Court;

(b)    standard Rules of Court.

3  Subregulation 3(1) (note)

Repeal the note.

4  Regulation 12BC (table item 4)

Repeal the item, substitute:

4

Civil Unions Act 2012 (ACT)

A civil union as described in subsection 6(1) of that Act

5

Part 4A of the Domestic Relationships Act 1994 (ACT)

A relationship as a couple between 2 adult persons who meet the eligibility criteria for entering into a civil partnership mentioned in section 37C of that Act

5  Regulation 12CAA (at the end of the table)

Add:

7

Surrogacy Act 2012 (TAS), section 16

6  Regulation 15AB (table item 4)

Repeal the item, substitute:

4

Civil Unions Act 2012 (ACT)

5

Part 4A of the Domestic Relationships Act 1994 (ACT)

Family Law (Superannuation) Regulations 2001

7  Paragraph 9A(1)(e)

Omit “regulation 49 of the Retirement Benefits (Parliamentary Superannuation) Regulations 2002”, substitute “regulation 50 of the Retirement Benefits (Parliamentary Superannuation) Regulations 2012”.