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Defence Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017

2016-2017

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

Defence Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017

 

No.      , 2017

 

(Defence)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to defence, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 3

Schedule 1—Testing for prohibited substances                                                    4

Part 1—Testing                                                                                                                  4

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                          4

Part 2—Positive test results                                                                                        5

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                          5

Part 3—Accredited laboratories                                                                               8

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                          8

Schedule 2—Reserve service                                                                                            9

Part 1—Scope of protections                                                                                     9

Division 1—Scope of Parts 5, 6 and 7 of the Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001          9

Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001                                                     9

Division 2—Scope of Parts 8, 9 and 10 of the Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001        10

Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001                                                   10

Division 3—Definition of defence service                                                              18

Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001                                                   18

Part 2—Enforcement and remedies                                                                      19

Division 1—Main amendments                                                                               19

Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001                                                   19

Division 2—Amendments contingent on the Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Act 2017           26

Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001                                                   26

Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Act 2017                                    27

Part 3—Discrimination and harassment                                                              28

Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001                                                   28

Part 4—Employment protection                                                                             32

Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001                                                   32

Part 5—Education protection                                                                                  37

Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001                                                   37

Part 6—Jurisdiction of courts                                                                                  40

Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001                                                   40

Part 7—Other provisions                                                                                            41

Schedule 3—Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation                  42

Intelligence Services Act 2001                                                                                 42

Navigation Act 2012                                                                                                  44

Telecommunications Act 1997                                                                                 45

Schedule 4—Australian Defence Force Cover Act 2015                              46

Part 1—Medical discharge                                                                                        46

Australian Defence Force Cover Act 2015                                                            46

Part 2—Eligible children                                                                                            50

Australian Defence Force Cover Act 2015                                                            50

Part 3—Other amendments                                                                                       54

Australian Defence Force Cover Act 2015                                                            54

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to defence, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Defence Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Act 2017 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

3.  Schedule 2, Part 1

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 2, Part 2, Division 1

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 2, item 73

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

However, the provisions do not commence at all if Schedule 6 to the Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Act 2017 commences on or before that day.

 

6.  Schedule 2, item 74

Immediately before the commencement of Schedule 6 to the Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Act 2017 .

However, the provisions do not commence at all if that Schedule commences on or before the 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

7.  Schedule 2, Parts 3 to 7

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

8.  Schedules 3 and 4

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedules

                   Legislation that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.