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Civil Dispute Resolution Amendment Regulations 2021

Authoritative Version
  • - F2021L01853
  • No longer in force
Regulations as made
This instrument amends the Civil Dispute Resolution Regulations 2021 to include a sunset date three years after the registration of the Civil Dispute Resolution Regulations 2021.
Administered by: Attorney-General's
Registered 20 Dec 2021
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-Feb-2022
Tabled Senate08-Feb-2022
Date of repeal 08 Sep 2022
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003

CIVIL DISPUTE RESOLUTION AMENDment REGULATIONS 2021

 

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

Issued by authority of the Attorney-General

 

under the Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011.

 

Purpose and operation of the Instrument

 

The Civil Dispute Resolution Amendment Regulations 2021 (the Regulations) amend the Civil Dispute Resolution Regulations 2021 (the Principal Regulations) to amend the sunset date to be three years after the commencement of the Regulations.

 

The Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011 (the Act) ensures that, as far as possible, parties take ‘genuine steps’ to resolve a civil dispute before proceedings are commenced in the Federal Court of Australia or the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2) (FCFC (Division 2)). Section 17 of the Act provides that regulations may be made to exempt proceedings from this requirement in the Act.

 

Certain proceedings have been identified in the Principal Regulations as excluded proceedings which are not subject to the requirements of the Act.

 

Section 50 of the Legislation Act 2003 provides that a legislative instrument will be repealed on the first 1 April or 1 October falling on or after the tenth anniversary of registration of the instrument. The purpose of the Regulations is to amend the sunset period of the Principal Regulations to be three years after its commencement, rather than being in effect for ten years. The Regulations address concerns raised by the Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation that a ten-year period was too long for the Principal Regulations to be in operation.

 

Section 19 of the Act provides that the Governor-General may make regulations prescribing matters required or permitted by the Act to be prescribed, or necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to the Act.

 

Consultation

 

The Principal Regulations were informed by consultation with a range of relevant stakeholders. The Regulation addresses concerns raised by the Senate Standing Committee for the Scrutiny of Delegated Legislation in relation to the sunsetting period for the Regulations. Since the substantive content of the Principal Regulations has not changed, the stakeholders have not been consulted on the Regulation, however they will be informed of the change to the sunsetting period once the Regulation commences.

 

Regulation Impact Statement

 

The Office of Best Practice Regulation (OBPR) has confirmed that a Regulatory Impact Statement is not required for the Regulations.

 

Statement of Compatibility with Human Rights

 

Prepared in accordance with Part 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011

 

Civil Dispute Resolution Amendment Regulations 2021

 

This Legislative Instrument (the Regulations) is compatible with the human rights and freedoms recognised or declared in the international instruments listed in section 3 of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011.

 

Overview of the Legislative Instrument

 

The Civil Dispute Resolution Amendment Regulations 2021 (the Regulations) amend the Civil Dispute Resolution Regulations 2021 (the Principal Regulations) to change the sunset date to be three years after the commencement of the Regulations.

 

The Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011 (the Act) requires that, as far as possible, parties take ‘genuine steps’ to resolve a civil dispute before proceedings are commenced in the Federal Court or the Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Division 2). Section 17 of the Act provides that regulations may be made to exempt proceedings from this requirement in the Act.

 

Section 50 of the Legislation Act 2003 provides that a legislative instrument will be repealed on the first 1 April or 1 October falling on or after the tenth anniversary of registration of the instrument.

 

The purpose of the Regulations is to amend the sunset period of the Principal Regulations to be three years after their commencement.

 

Section 19 of the Act provides that the Governor-General may make regulations prescribing matters required or permitted by the Act to be prescribed, or necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to the Act.

 

Human rights implications

 

The Regulations do not engage any of the rights and freedoms recognised or declared by the international instruments listed in subsection 3(1) of the Human Rights (Parliamentary Scrutiny) Act 2011.

 

The Regulations simply amend the sunset period of the Principal Regulations to be three years after their commencement.

 

Conclusion

 

The Regulations are compatible with human rights as it does not raise any human rights issues.


 

 Attachment A

NOTES ON SECTIONS

 

Section 1 - Name of Regulations

 

This section provides that the title of the Regulations is the Civil Dispute Resolution Amending Regulations 2021.

 

Section 2 - Commencement

 

This section provides for the Regulations to commence on the date that they are registered.

 

Section 3 - Authority

 

This section provides that the Civil Dispute Resolution Amending Regulations 2021 is made under the Civil Dispute Resolution Act 2011.

 

Section 4 – Schedule(s)

 

This section provides that 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 1 – Amendments

 

Item [1] – section 7

 

Item 1 of Schedule 1 inserts a new section 7 into the Principal Regulations. New section 7 provides that the Civil Dispute Resolution Regulations 2021 is repealed at the start of 1 October 2024.