Magistrates Court Bill 2003

Bill No.260

SynopsisThis Bill is the foundation of a legislative package that reforms the lower courts in Western Australia. The Bill is the vehicle to implement a range of Law Reform Commission recommendations and to set up a new court, the Magistrates Court of Western Australia, with the capacity to deal with both civil and criminal matters, and able to sit at various locations throughout the state.

StatusAssented to 11/12/2004
Royal Assent given 12 Nov 2004 as Act No. 47 of 2004. This Act comes into operation on a day fixed by Proclamation (see Assent and Commencement information for Acts)

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Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 12/04/2003  
First Reading 12/04/2003  
Second Reading 12/04/2003  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 03/09/2004  
Consideration in Detail 03/09/2004  
Amendments adopted 03/10/2004  
Third Reading 03/11/2004  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading 03/30/2004  
Second Reading 03/30/2004  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 06/29/2004  
Committee of the whole 10/19/2004  
Amendments adopted 10/20/2004  
Third Reading 10/20/2004  

Messages Between Houses DateNote No.
Legislative Council sent to the Legislative Assembly  10/21/2004  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Referred to Standing Committee on Legislation  06/29/2004  
Legislative Council Second Reading - Committee Report Tabled  09/28/2004 1 
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly  10/28/2004  


1. Standing Committee on Legislation - Twenty-Second Report tabled 28/09/2004.