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Family Legislation Amendment Bill 2006

Bill No. 142
Long Title The purpose of this Bill is to bring the Family Court Act 1997 of Western Australia up-to-date with the Family Law Act 1975 of the Commonwealth. It incorporates those amendments made to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cwlth) by the Commonwealth Parliament in the last few years and those that will be made by the Family Law Amendment (Shared Parental Responsibility) Bill 2005 (Cwlth). As a result this legislation those Western Australians in a de facto relationship, and their ex nuptial children, will be in the same position as their married counterparts and the children of those marriages.
Status Assented to
Royal Assent given 4 Jul 2006 as Act No. 35 of 2006. This Act comes into operation on a day fixed by Proclamation (see Assent and Commencement information for Acts)
Current Bill
Legislative Assembly DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 05/17/2006  
First Reading 05/17/2006  
Second Reading 05/17/2006  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 06/13/2006  
Consideration in Detail 06/15/2006  
Third Reading 06/15/2006  

Legislative Council DateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced 06/15/2006  
First Reading 06/15/2006  
Second Reading 06/15/2006  
Second Reading Speech   
Second Reading Agreed 06/29/2006  
Committee of the whole 06/29/2006  
Third Reading 06/29/2006  

Other Procedures DateNote No.Related Links
Pro forma amendments made  06/13/2006