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Wednesday, 11 May 1921

Senator PEARCE (Western Australia ^) (Minister for Defence) .- This and the succeeding clauses aTe consequential , upon the application of the Army Act. I ask, therefore, that- the Committee negative both.

Clause negatived.

Clause 47 negatived.-

Clause 48 -

Section. 103 of the principal Act is 'repealed, and the following section inserted in its stead: - " 103. ( 1 ) A person . shall not bo tried by court martial for any offence against the Army Act or - the' Naval' Discipline Act unless- the trial begins within three years after the com- mission of the offence.

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" (4) Nothing in this section applies to the offences' of mutiny, desertion, or fraudulent enlistment, or to ah offence committed outside Australia against section 17, sub-section (4) or (S) of section 18, sub-section (2) of section 23, section 25, section 20, sub-section (5) of section 30, or section 41, of the Army Act, or to an indictable offence against this Act committed outside Australia."

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