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2002-2003

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2003

 

 

 

(Amendments to be moved by Senator Bartlett on behalf of the Australian Democrats in committee of the whole)

 

(1)     Clause 2, page 2 (table item 8, column 1), after “26”, insert “, 26A, 26B, 26C, 26D, 26E, 26F”

[commencement]

(2)     Schedule 2, page 19 (after line 19), after item 26, insert:

26A  Section 3 (after the definition of incapacitated person)

       Insert:

interdependency relationship means a relationship between 2 persons that is acknowledged by both and that involves;

                     (a)  residing together; and

                     (b)  being closely interdependent; and

                     (c)  having a continuing commitment to mutual emotional and financial support

[definitions]

26B  Section 3 (after the definition of operational service member)

       Insert:

Partner means the spouse or person with whom the person is involved in an interdependency relationship

[definitions]

26C  Paragraph 5(1)(b)

                   omit “spouse”, substitute “partner”

[“spouse” changed to “partner”]

26D  Paragraph 5 (1)(c)

                   omit “spouse”, substitute “partner”

[“spouse” changed to “partner”]

26E  Paragraph 20 (2)(d)

                   omit “spouse”, substitute “partner”

[“spouse” changed to “partner”]

26F  Paragraph 20(2)(e)

                   omit subparagraph (i), substitute:

                              (i)  is owned by the person, or by the person and the person’s partner as joint tenants (whether or not the partner is also an entitled person) and is not owned by any other person; and

[“spouse” changed to “partner”]