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  1. Australia - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Family Violence Act 2016 (A2016-42). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2016-08-18 | Date of entry into force: 2017-05-01 | AUS-2016-L-105318

  2. Australia - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Civil Unions Act 2012 (A2012-40). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2012-09-04 | Date of entry into force: 2013-11-07 | AUS-2012-L-93137

    Enables couples who are unable to marry under the Commonwealth Marriage Act 1961 to enter into a legally recognised relationship.

    Part 1 - Preliminary
    Part 2 - Civil unions
    Part 3 - Civil union celebrants
    Part 4 - Notification and review of decisions
    Part 5 - Miscellaneous
    Part 6 - Transitional

  3. Australia - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Act 2006 (No. 46, 2006).

    Adoption: 2006-05-22 | AUS-2006-L-73989

    Amends the Family Law Act 1975 concerning parental responsibility.
    Schedule 1 - Shared parental responsibility
    Schedule 2 - compliance regime
    Schedule 3 - Amendments relating to the conduct of child-related proceedings
    Schedule 4 - Changes to dispute resolution
    Schedule 5 - Representation of child's interests by independent children's lawyer
    Schedule 6 - Family violence
    Schedule 7 - Jurisdiction of courts
    Schedule 8 - Removal of references to residence and contact
    Schedule 9 - Relocation of defined terms used in Part VII
    Schedule 10 - Orders of non-judicial officers of State courts of summary jurisdiction

  4. Australia - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Family Law Amendment Act 2005 (No. 98, 2005). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 2005-07-06 | AUS-2005-L-71733

    Makes substantial amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 concerning the following parts:
    Part 1 - Parenting compliance regime
    Part 2 - Costs and offers of settlement
    Part 3 - Suspension of sentences of imprisonment
    Part 4 - Enforcement (removal of information procedures)
    Part 5 - Private arbitration
    Part 6 - Change of venue
    Part 7 - Definition of disposition
    Part 8 - Appeals
    Part 9 - Transfer of matters from State courts of summary jurisdiction ot the Federal Magistrates Court
    Part 10 - Terminology relating to divorce and principle relief
    Part 11 - Leave to appeal
    Part 12 - Power to dismiss appeal
    Part 13 - Appeals to High Court
    Part 14 - Recovery of amounts paid under maintenance orders
    Part 15 - Powers of judicial registrars
    Part 17 - Alteration of property interests.
    Also amends the Bankruptcy Act 1966 concerning jurisdiction of Family Court of Western Australia.

  5. Australia - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Superannuation Legislation Amendment (Family Law and Other Matters) Act, 2004 (No. 58 of 2004). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 2004-05-04 | AUS-2004-L-67439

    Amends Defence Act 1903, Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Act 1973, Defence Forces Retirement Benefits Act 1948, Military Superannuation and Benefits Act 1991, Parliamentary Contributory Superannuation Act 1948, Superannuation Act 1922, Superannuation Act 1976, and Superannuation Act 1990. Makes provision for family law superannuation splitting as well as for some related matters. Also provides for indexation under Defence Forces Retirement Benefits Act, 1948.

  6. Australia - Civil, commercial and family law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Family Law Rules 2004 (S.R. No. 375 of 2004).

    Adoption: 2003-12-19 | Date of entry into force: 2004-03-29 | AUS-2003-R-67154

    Comprehensive legislation dealing with various aspects of family law. Made under Family Law Act 1975. Comprises 25 chapters. Chapter 1 contains preliminary provisions. Chapter 2 regulates starting a case. Chapter 3 deals with divorce. Chapter 4 regulates application for final orders; Chapter 5 application in a case. Chapter 6 deals with parties, Chapter 7 with service, Chapter 8 with right to be heard and address for service, Chapter 9 with response and reply, Chapter 10 with ending a case without trial, Chapter 11 with case management, and Chapter 12 with court events. Chapter 13 regulates disclosure, Chapter 14 property orders, Chapter 15 evidence, Chapter 16 trial, Chapter 17 orders, Chapter 18 powers of judicial registrars, Chapter 19 costs, and Chapter 20 enforcement of financial orders and obligations. Chapter 21 deals with enforcement of parenting orders, Chapter 22 with appeals, Chapter 23 with registration of documents, Chapter 24 with documents filing and registry, and Chapter 25 with applications under the Corporations Act 2001. Repeals Family Law Rules 1984.

  7. Australia - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Family Law Amendment Act 2003 (No. 138 of 2003).

    Adoption: 2003-12-17 | AUS-2003-L-67112

    Makes miscellaneous amendments to Family Law Act 1975. Inter alia provides for removal of requirements to register parenting plan, management of Family Court, parenting compliance regime, and setting aside of financial agreements.

  8. Australia - Civil, commercial and family law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Family Law Amendment Rules 2002 (No. 3).

    Adoption: 2002-10-04 | AUS-2002-R-62628

    Made under Family Law Act 1975. Amends Family Law Rules 1984 with regard to fees for solicitor's work and counsel's work, as well as basic composite amount for undefended dissolution proceedings.

  9. Australia - Civil, commercial and family law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Family Law Amendment Regulations 2001 (No. 1).

    Adoption: 2001-02-22 | AUS-2001-R-58747

    Amends Family Law Regulations 1984. Deals mainly with procedural matters concerning arbitration under section 19D of the Family Law Act 1975.

  10. Australia - Civil, commercial and family law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Family Law Amendment Rules 2001 (No. 2).

    Adoption: 2001-02-09 | Date of entry into force: 2001-02-12 | AUS-2001-R-58749

    Amends Family Law Rules 1984. Inter alia deals with procedural questions regarding proceedings for dissolution of marriage, procedure of Federal Magistrates Court, registration of agreements, and State child orders and debts due to the Commonwealth.

  11. Australia - Civil, commercial and family law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Family Law Amendment Rules 2001 (No. 1).

    Adoption: 2001-01-29 | AUS-2001-R-58750

    Amends Family Law Rules 1984 with regard to power to make an order under sections 70NG, 70NIA, and 70NJ of the Family Law Act 1975.

  12. Australia - Civil, commercial and family law - Regulation, Decree, Ordinance

    Bankruptcy Regulations (Statutory Rules No. 263 of 1996).

    Adoption: 1996-12-04 | Date of entry into force: 1996-12-16 | AUS-1996-R-45649

    Made under Bankruptcy Act 1966.

  13. Australia - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Married Persons (Equality of Status) Act 1996 No 96. - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1996-11-26 | AUS-1996-L-93195

    Repeals the Married Persons (Property and Torts) Act 1901 No 45.

    PART 1 - Preliminary
    1. Name of Act
    2. Commencement
    3. Notes

    PART 2 - Equality of status
    Division 1: General rule
    4. Spouses have legal capacity as if they were not married
    Division 2: Specific examples
    5. Spouses can sue each other in tort
    6. Criminal and civil action in respect of spouse┐s property
    7. Married person has no authority to act as agent of necessity
    8. Married person not liable for debts of spouse incurred before marriage
    9. Spouses as beneficiaries
    10. Instruments restricting anticipation or alienation are void
    11. Effect of Division
    Division 3: Other matters
    12. Housekeeping payments and allowances held as joint tenants
    13. Fraudulent investment of spouse┐s money

    PART 3 - Miscellaneous
    14. Regulations
    15. Repeals
    16. (Repealed)
    17. Savings and transitional provisions
    18. Review of Act

  14. Australia - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Married Persons (Equality Of Status) Act 1989 (Act No. 76 1989). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1989-12-12 | AUS-1989-L-93276

    An Act to provide for the Equality of Status of Married Persons, to repeal the Married Women's Property Act and the Married Persons (Torts) Act, and to amend certain other Acts.

  15. Australia - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Family Law Act 1975 (No. 53, 1975). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1975-06-12 | AUS-1975-L-71732

    Part I - Preliminary
    Part II-Marriage Counselling Organizations
    Part III-Counselling And Reconciliation
    Part IV-The Family Court Of Australia
    Part V-Jurisdiction In Matrimonial Causes
    Part VI-Divorce And Nullity Of Marriage
    Part VII- Children
    Part VIII-Property, Spousal Maintenance And Maintenance
    Part IX-Intervention
    Part X-Appeals
    Part XI-Procedure And Evidence
    Part XII-Recognition Of Decrees
    Part XIII-Enforcement Of Decrees
    Part XIV-Declarations And Injunctions
    Part XV-Miscellaneous

  16. Australia - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Family and Community Services Act 1972 (No. 51 of 1972). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1972-04-27 | AUS-1972-L-75180

    Act to promote the welfare of families and the community.

  17. Australia - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Family Provision Ordinance 1970 (Act No. 10, 1970). - Legislation on-line

    Adoption: 1970-04-08 | AUS-1970-L-93265

    An act to ensure that the family of a deceased person receives adequate provision out of his estate.

  18. Australia - Civil, commercial and family law - Law, Act

    Family Provision Act 1969 (A1969-15). - Act on-line

    Adoption: 1969 | AUS-1969-L-81926

    1. Name of Act
    2. Dictionary
    3. Notes
    4. Sealing of probate etc granted outside ACT
    7. Eligibility
    8. Family provision orders
    9. Time for making application under s 8 (1)
    9A. Variation, suspension and discharge of orders
    10. Service of application for order under s 8 or s 9A
    11. Form of order and burden of provision
    12. Class fund
    13. Property subject to power of appointment
    14. Presumption of death
    15. Exoneration of part of estate from provision
    16. Operation of order for provision out of estate of deceased person
    17. [Repealed]
    18. Certified copy of order
    19. Permission of court necessary to validity of mortgage, charge or assignment of an interest
    20. Property available for provision
    21. Protection of administrator
    22. Relevance of testator's reasons


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