Senate debates

Thursday, 22 March 2012


Family Law Amendment (Validation of Certain Orders and Other Measures) Bill 2012; Third Reading

4:01 pm

Photo of David FeeneyDavid Feeney (Victoria, Australian Labor Party, Parliamentary Secretary for Defence) Share this | | Hansard source

) ( ): I move:

That this bill be now read a third time.

Photo of George BrandisGeorge Brandis (Queensland, Liberal Party, Shadow Attorney-General) Share this | | Hansard source

I take the opportunity of the third reading, perhaps unusually, to point out, following the observations made by Senator Feeney, that he is correct in saying there was a problem in 2006. But what in his artful speech he omitted to mention is that the magnitude of the problem that is identified in this remedial legislation is not entirely but almost entirely, in terms of the number of cases affected, the outcome of the oversight in 2009.

Photo of Stephen ParryStephen Parry (Tasmania, Liberal Party) Share this | | Hansard source

The question is that the bill be now read a third time.

Question agreed to.

Bill read a third time.