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Defence Legislation Amendment (Aid to Civilian Authorities) Bill 2006

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2004-2005-2006

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

THE SENATE

 

 

 

 

 

Defence Legislation Amendment (Aid to Civilian Authorities) Bill 2005 [2006]

 

 

 

(1)     Schedule 2, item 5, page 26 (line 24), omit “greater indignity than is reasonable and necessary in the circumstances”, substitute “to any form of treatment which contravenes the Convention against Torture and other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment”.

[no use of torture etc.]

(2)     Schedule 3, page 32 (after line 13), after subsection 2B, insert:

          (2C)  Despite subsection (1) and (2B), in exercising any powers in accordance with Division 3B, a member of the Defence Force must not, in using force against a person, subject the person to any form of treatment which contravenes the Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment of Punishment”.

[no use of torture etc.]