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Military Court of Australia (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Bill 2012

Originating house
House of Representatives
Not Proceeding


Introduced with the Military Court of Australia Bill 2012, the bill: amends: the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 to: retain courts martial and Defence Force magistrates; provide for a right of election for trial; clarify the status and character of service offences; remove references to old system offences; and maintain cooperation where military discipline and criminal law jurisdictions overlap; and 22 other Acts to make consequential amendments; and abolishes the Defence Force Discipline Appeals Tribunal by repealing the Defence Force Discipline Appeals Act 1955.

Progress of bill

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 21/06/12  
Second reading moved 21/06/12  
Lapsed at dissolution 05/08/13  

Text of bill

  • First reading


Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum


Second reading speeches

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

Bills Digest

  • Referred to Committee (29/06/2012): Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation Committee; Committee report (14/08/2012)
  • Referred to Committee (29/06/2012): Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee; Committee report (09/10/2012)
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