Parliament has passed the Family Law Bill!!

According to the  House of Representatives live minutes, the Family Law Legislation Amendment (Family Violence and Other Measures) Bill (with government amendments) passed through the House of Representatives at 11.59am – ie, it has now been passed by Parliament!

Different parts of the Act will commence at different times. The provisions relating to family violence will commence from a date to be fixed by proclamation (or six months after assent at the latest). Most of these provisions will only apply to cases that are instituted on or after commencement.

You can find more info on the Parliament House page for the Bill.

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