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Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2003


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Defence

Summary

Amends the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 to: restructure the military discipline system; and reflect the general principles of criminal responsibility in the Criminal Code Act 1995 in existing offence provisions; Defence Act 1903 to: increase the penalties for persons falsely representing themselves to be returned service personnel or for improperly using medals or decorations; and clarify the regulation-making powers in relation to defence inquiries; Defence Force (Home Loans Assistance) Act 1990 to permit certain ex-members of the Australian Defence Force to apply for a home loan subsidy beyond the current 2-year eligibility period; Defence Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Act 2001 to clarify that its commencement date is 15 December 2001; Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001 to correct a cross-reference; and 6 Acts to modernise the titles of the Cadet Corps. Also amends the Defence Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Regulations 2001 (No. 1) and Defence Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Regulations 2001 (No. 2) to clarify that their commencement date is 15 December 2001.

Progress of bill

For committee reference information, please see the Notes section at the end of this page.

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26/03/03  
Second reading moved 26/03/03  
Second reading agreed to 27/11/03  
Third reading agreed to 27/11/03  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 28/11/03  
Second reading moved 28/11/03  
Second reading agreed to 01/12/03  
Committee of the Whole debate 02/12/03 Amendment details: 4 Australian Democrats agreed to
Third reading agreed to 02/12/03  
     
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message 03/12/03 Details: House disagreed to Senate amendments
     
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message 04/12/03 Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments
     
Assent 17/12/03 Act no.: 135 - Year: 2003
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory Memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

Senate
  • Australian Democrats [sheet 3241]
BARTLETT, Andrew

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  • Australian Democrats [sheet 2961]
BARTLETT, Andrew

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Schedules of amendments

  • Schedule of the amendments made by the Senate

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Notes