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representatives vote 2020-12-01#3

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on 2020-12-04 14:48:38

Title

  • Bills — Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019, Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019; Third Reading
  • Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019 - Third Reading - Pass the bill

Description

  • <p class="speaker">Alex Hawke</p>
  • <p>by leave&#8212;I move:</p>
  • <p class="italic">That this bill be now read a third time.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a motion to pass the bill in the House of Representatives. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read the bill [for a third time](https://peo.gov.au/understand-our-parliament/how-parliament-works/bills-and-laws/making-a-law-in-the-australian-parliament/). The bill will now go to the Senate for their consideration.
  • ### What does the bill do?
  • The [bill](https://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation/billhome/r6475) was introduced along with [Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia (Consequential Amendments and Transitional Provisions) Bill 2019](https://parlinfo.aph.gov.au/parlInfo/search/display/display.w3p;query=Id:legislation/billhome/r6474). Together, the purpose of the bills is to combine the [Federal Circuit Court of Australia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federal_Circuit_Court_of_Australia) and the [Family Court of Australia](https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Family_Court_of_Australia) into a single Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia. The effect of this is to abolish the Family Court as a stand-alone court.
  • <p class="speaker">Tony Smith</p>
  • <p>The question is that this bill be now read a third time.</p>