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Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2008


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Defence

Summary

In further response to certain recommendations of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee's report into the effectiveness of Australia's military justice system, the bill amends the Defence Act 1903, Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 and Defence Force Discipline Appeals Act 1955 to redesign summary discipline procedures to include: an automatic right of appeal from a summary authority to a single Military Judge of the Australian Military Court (AMC); the right to elect trial by a Military Judge of the AMC for most disciplinary offences; simplified rules of evidence; a form of review for technical errors related to the awarding of punishments and orders; simplification of offences and punishments; and changed jurisdictions of Superior Summary Authorities and Discipline Officers.

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 20/02/08  
Second reading moved 20/02/08  
Referred to Main Committee 11/03/08  
Second reading debate 12/03/08  
Second reading agreed to 12/03/08  
Consideration in detail debate 12/03/08 Amendment details: 14 Government amendments agreed to
Reported from Main Committee 12/03/08  
Third reading agreed to 12/03/08  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13/03/08  
Second reading moved 13/03/08  
Second reading debate 13/03/08  
Second reading agreed to 13/03/08  
Third reading agreed to 13/03/08  
     
Assent 20/03/08 Act no.: 6 - Year: 2008
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum

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  • Explanatory memorandum

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  • Revised explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

House of Representatives
  • Government

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Schedules of amendments

  • Main Committee Schedule

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Notes