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Defence Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2010


Type
Government
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Portfolio
Defence

Summary

Amends the: Defence Act 1903 to: establish the Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal as an independent statutory body and provides for the functions and powers of the Tribunal; ensure procedural fairness in the termination and discharge process when a Defence member returns a positive result for a prohibited substance; and clarify that section 58B determinations are subject to tabling and disallowance; Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme Act 2008 to ensure that the scheme includes all members of the Reserves (including permanent officers transferred to the Reserves); and Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 to: enable the appointment of Chief Petty Officers and Flight Sergeants as discipline officers; clarify the jurisdiction of discipline officers; and provide for a uniform scale of punishments to all ranks for similar offences.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 17/03/10  
Second reading moved 17/03/10  
Referred to Main Committee 24/05/10  
Second reading debate 25/05/10  
Second reading agreed to 25/05/10  
Reported from Main Committee 26/05/10  
Third reading agreed to 26/05/10  
     
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 15/06/10  
Second reading moved 15/06/10  
Second reading debate 17/06/10  
Second reading agreed to 17/06/10  
Third reading agreed to 17/06/10  
     
Text of bill as passed both Houses 17/06/10  
Assent 05/07/10 Act no.: 95 - Year: 2010
     

Text of bill

  • First reading

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  • As passed by both Houses

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Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum

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Second reading speeches


Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

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Notes