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Law Council of Australia


Civil Law and Justice Legislation Amendment Bill 2017

The Bill would make amendments to ten Commonwealth Acts1 and consequential amendments to a number of others to 'modernise, simplify and clarify the legislation, and to repeal redundant provisio ns.' 2

The Law Council's comments on the Bill are confined to Schedule 3 (amendments to the Bankruptcy Act 1966 (Cthl (the BA)), Schedule 6 (amendments to the Family Law Act 1975 (Cthl (the FLA)), Schedule 7 (amendments to the International Arbitration Act 1974 (Cthl (the IAA)l and Schedule 10 (amendments to the Sex Discrimination Act 1984 (Cthl (the SDAll.

The Law Council's recommendations in relation to the Bill include:

You can read the full submission below.


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