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Acts Amendment (Equality of Status) Bill 2002

Bill No. 141
Long Title The main purpose of this Bill is to ensure that all persons are equal before the law. The Bill will repeal the Married Woman's Property Act 1892 and amend various Acts as a consequence so that married women and women who are single or living in a de facto relationship have equal legal status. Also, discrimination against partners in certain relationships other than marital, in matters such as transfer of property, dependant spouse rebate, compensation schemes, health related legislation and inheritance will be removed.
Status Assented to
Royal Assent given 22 May 2003 as Act No. 28 of 2003. Different sections of this Act come into operation on Royal Assent and Proclamation. For details refer to Commencement Clause of the Bill (see also Assent and Commencement information for Acts)
Current Bill
Legislative AssemblyDateNote No.Related Documents
Introduced11 Sep 2002  
First Reading11 Sep 2002  
Second Reading11 Sep 2002  
Second Reading Speech  
Second Reading Agreed04 Dec 2002  
Consideration in Detail04 Dec 2002  
Third Reading04 Dec 2002  

Legislative CouncilDateNote No.Related Documents
First Reading11 Dec 2002  
Second Reading11 Dec 2002  
Second Reading Speech  
Second Reading Agreed08 Apr 2003  
Committee of the whole08 Apr 2003  
Amendments adopted08 Apr 2003  
Third Reading08 Apr 2003  
Messages Between HousesDateNote No.
Legislative Council sent to the Legislative Assembly 09 Apr 2003  
Other ProceduresDateNote No.Related Links
Amendments agreed to by Legislative Assembly 08 May 2003