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Defence Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2008

2008

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defence Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Bill 2008

 

No.      , 2008

 

(Defence)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to defence, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

1............ Short title............................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 3

Schedule 1—The third additional protocol to the Geneva Conventions    4

Criminal Code Act 1995                                                                                             4

Geneva Conventions Act 1957                                                                                   4

Schedule 2—Medical and dental treatment                                                          14

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                        14

Schedule 3—Joint Defence Facility Pine Gap                                                      15

Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952                                                             15

Schedule 4—Technical amendments                                                                         17

Defence (Special Undertakings) Act 1952                                                             17

 



A Bill for an Act to amend legislation relating to defence, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Defence Legislation (Miscellaneous Amendments) Act 2008 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this Act specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provision(s)

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However:

(a) the Proclamation must not specify a day that occurs before the day on which Protocol III to the Geneva Conventions enters into force for Australia; and

(b) if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of one month beginning on the day on which Protocol III to the Geneva Conventions enters into force for Australia, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

If a provision commences as a result of paragraph (b), the Minister must announce by notice in the Gazette the day on which the provision commenced.

 

3.  Schedule 2

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if any of the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the first day after the end of that period.

 

4.  Schedule 3

The day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

5.  Schedule 4

The day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally passed by both Houses of the Parliament and assented to. It will not be expanded to deal with provisions inserted in this Act after assent.

             (2)  Column 3 of the table contains additional information that is not part of this Act. Information in this column may be added to or edited in any published version of this Act.

3   Schedule(s)

                   Each Act that is specified in a Schedule to this Act is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this Act has effect according to its terms.