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Wednesday, 11 May 1921


Senator ELLIOTT (Victoria) . - I am satisfied with the Minister's explanation of the other part of the clause, but I protest against the charge of mutiny. being held indefinitely over the heads of troops, and accordingly I move -

That the word " mutiny," line3, be left out.


Senator Pearce - I will let the matter go on the voices.

Amendment agreed to.

Clause, as amended, agreed to.

Clause 51 -

Section 108 of the principal Act is amended -

(b)   by omitting sub-sections 2 and 3 and inserting in their stead the following sub-sections : - "(3) for the punishment of offences against this Act, or the Regulations, or the Army Act, or the Naval Discipline Act, commanding officers shall have all the powers conferred by the Army Act and the Naval Discipline Act with reference to offences against those Acts. respectively, subject to such modifications and adaptations as are prescribed, which may include provision for the punishment of reduction in rank, dismissal, or discharge for offences committed by members of the Citizen Forces When not on war service :.. .

Section proposed to be amended -

(3)   When on war service, commanding officers shall have all the powers conferred by the Army Act and the Naval Discipline Act respectively subject to such modifications and adaptations as are prescribed.







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