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senate vote 2021-02-17#11

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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; Second Reading
  • Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019 and another - Second Reading - Agree with bills' main idea

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  • <p class="speaker">Scott Ryan</p>
  • <p>The question now is that the bill be read a second time.</p>
  • The majority voted in favour of a [motion](https://www.openaustralia.org.au/senate/?gid=2021-02-17.184.1) to agree with the main idea of the bills. In parliamentary jargon, they voted to read the bills [for a second time](https://peo.gov.au/understand-our-parliament/how-parliament-works/bills-and-laws/making-a-law-in-the-australian-parliament/). They can now discuss them in more detail.
  • ### What do the bills do?
  • The [Federal Circuit and Family Court of Australia Bill 2019](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.