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DEFENCE FORCE DISCIPLINE BILL 1982
DEFENCE FORCE (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) BILL 1982

Order of the Day read for the adjourned debate on the Question-That these Bills be now read a second time.

Senator Evans moved an amendment in respect of the Defence Force Discipline Bill 1982, viz: At end of motion, add '', but the Senate is of the opinion that the Minister should, as soon as practicable after the expiration of 3 years after the proclaimed date, establish a Board, to be known as the Defence Force Discipline Legislation Board of Review, consisting of such persons as he determines, which Board shall, within 12 months after it is established, prepare and furnish to the Minister a report relating to- (a) the operation of this Act and the regulations; and

(b) the operation of any other law of the Commonwealth or of the Australian Capital Territory in so far as that law relates to the discipline of the Defence Force''.

Debate ensued.

Question-That these Bills be now read a second time, by leave, divided-

DEFENCE FORCE DISCIPLINE BILL 1982- Question in respect of the amendment moved by Senator Evans to the motion-That this Bill be now read a second time, viz: That the words proposed to be added be added-put and passed.

Main Question, as amended-put and passed.

DEFENCE FORCE (MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS) BILL 1982- Question-That this Bill be now read a second time-put and passed.

Bills read a second time.

The Senate, according to Order, resolved itself into Committee for the consideration of the Bills.

In the Committee

Bills, by leave, taken as a whole and agreed to.

Bills to be reported without amendment.

The President resumed the Chair; and the Temporary Chairman of Committees ( Senator Mulvihill) reported accordingly.

On the motion of the Minister for Veterans' Affairs (Senator Messner) the Report from the Committee was adopted, and the Bills read a third time.