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Defence Legislation Amendment (Flexible Career Practices) Bill 2000
Schedule  1 Amendments

   

Defence Act 1903

1  Subsection 10B(1)

Omit “Colonel”, substitute “Lieutenant-Colonel”.

2  At the end of section 10C

Add:

             (2)  An officer of the Army on a permanent appointment may volunteer to convert the appointment to an appointment for a specified period, and the Chief of Army may, by instrument in writing, convert the appointment accordingly.

3  At the end of paragraphs 17(2)(a), (b) and (ba)

Add “or”.

4  After paragraph 17(2)(c)

Insert:

                    (ca)  the officer has not completed a period of service that, under a determination of the Chief of Army, the officer is required to complete in respect of the officer’s initial appointment as an officer; or

5  Subsection 27AA(3)

After “17(2)(c)”, insert “or (ca)”.

6  After section 37

Insert:

37A   Conversion of enlistment to fixed period

             (1)  A soldier who is enlisted until attaining retiring age may volunteer to convert the enlistment to enlistment for a fixed period.

             (2)  If the offer is accepted, the enlistment is converted accordingly, by force of this subsection.

Naval Defence Act 1910

7  At the end of section 11

Add:

             (2)  An officer on a permanent appointment may volunteer to convert the appointment to an appointment for a specified period, and the Chief of Navy may, by instrument in writing, convert the appointment accordingly.

8  At the end of paragraphs 13(2)(a), (b) and (ba)

Add “or”.

9  After paragraph 13(2)(c)

Insert:

                    (ca)  the officer has not completed a period of service that, under a determination of the Chief of Navy, the officer is required to complete in respect of the officer’s initial appointment as an officer; or

10  Subsection 13A(1)

Omit “Captain”, substitute “Commander”.

11  Subsection 17B(3)

After “13(2)(c)”, insert “or (ca)”.

12  After section 26

Insert:

26A   Conversion of enlistment to fixed period

             (1)  A sailor who is enlisted in the Navy until attaining retiring age may volunteer to convert the enlistment to enlistment for a fixed period.

             (2)  If the offer is accepted, the enlistment is converted accordingly, by force of this subsection.