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

2010-2011-2012

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

No.      , 2012

 

(Attorney-General)

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 and other laws, and to deal with transitional matters, in connection with the Military Court of Australia Act 2012 , and for other purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedule(s)......................................................................................... 6

Schedule 1—Amendment of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982      7

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          7

Defence Force Discipline Act 1982                                                                          7

Part 2—Amendment of offences                                                                         103

Defence Force Discipline Act 1982                                                                      103

Part 3—Other amendment                                                                                       106

Defence Force Discipline Act 1982                                                                      106

Schedule 2—Amendments of other Defence legislation                              107

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                      107

Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Act 1973                                  111

Schedule 3—Amendments of other Acts                                                              112

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                      112

Acts Interpretation Act 1901                                                                                  112

Administrative Decisions (Judicial Review) Act 1977                                      112

Age Discrimination Act 2004                                                                                 113

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                              113

Australian Security Intelligence Organisation Act 1979                                 113

Crimes Act 1914                                                                                                        113

Federal Court of Australia Act 1976                                                                    114

Federal Magistrates Act 1999                                                                               115

Federal Proceedings (Costs) Act 1981                                                                 115

Geneva Conventions Act 1957                                                                               116

Judges (Long Leave Payments) Act 1979                                                             116

Judges’ Pensions Act 1968                                                                                     116

Judiciary Act 1903                                                                                                   116

Legislative Instruments Act 2003                                                                          118

Military Court of Australia Act 2012                                                                   119

National Security Information (Criminal and Civil Proceedings) Act 2004 119

Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010                                                                   120

Trans-Tasman Proceedings (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2010         120

Part 2—Contingent amendments                                                                         121

Division 1—Amendments relating to judicial misbehaviour and incapacity 121

Judicial Misbehaviour and Incapacity (Parliamentary Commissions) Act 2012                121

Division 2—Amendments relating to judicial complaints                                 121

Freedom of Information Act 1982                                                                         121

Military Court of Australia Act 2012                                                                   122

Division 3—Amendments relating to suppression and non-publication orders 125

Australian Crime Commission Act 2002                                                              125

Military Court of Australia Act 2012                                                                   126

Schedule 4—Repeal                                                                                                           133

Defence Force Discipline Appeals Act 1955                                                       133

Schedule 5—Application, saving and transitional provisions                  134

Part 1—Definitions                                                                                                     134

Part 2—Proceedings in respect of service offences                                    136

Part 3—Office-holders                                                                                              144

Part 4—Abolition of Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal        149

Part 5—Other provisions                                                                                          153

Part 6—Regulations                                                                                                    157

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 and other laws, and to deal with transitional matters, in connection with the Military Court of Australia Act 2012 , and for other purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act may be cited as the Military Court of Australia (Transitional Provisions and Consequential Amendments) Act 2012 .

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 this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provision(s) do not commence within the period of 10 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

4.  Schedule 1, Part 3

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 1 of Schedule 2 to the Trans-Tasman Proceedings (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2010 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

5.  Schedule 2, items 1 to 5

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

6.  Schedule 2, items 6 and 7

At the same time as section 3 of the Military Court of Australia Act 2012 commences.

 

7.  Schedule 2, items 8 to 15

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

8.  Schedule 2, item 16

At the same time as section 3 of the Military Court of Australia Act 2012 commences.

 

9.  Schedule 2, item 17

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

10.  Schedule 3, items 1 to 3

At the same time as section 3 of the Military Court of Australia Act 2012 commences.

 

11.  Schedule 3, item 4

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

12.  Schedule 3, item 5

At the same time as section 3 of the Military Court of Australia Act 2012 commences.

 

13.  Schedule 3, item 6

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

14.  Schedule 3, items 7 to 10

At the same time as section 3 of the Military Court of Australia Act 2012 commences.

 

15.  Schedule 3, item 11

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

16.  Schedule 3, items 12 to 22

At the same time as section 3 of the Military Court of Australia Act 2012 commences.

 

17.  Schedule 3, items 23 to 28

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

18.  Schedule 3, items 29 to 32

At the same time as section 3 of the Military Court of Australia Act 2012 commences.

 

19.  Schedule 3, items 33 to 36

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

20.  Schedule 3, item 37

At the same time as section 3 of the Military Court of Australia Act 2012 commences.

 

21.  Schedule 3, items 38 to 40

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of section 3 of the Military Court of Australia Act 2012 ; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of item 1 of Schedule 2 to the Trans-Tasman Proceedings (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2010 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

22.  Schedule 3, items 41 to 45

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

23.  Schedule 3, item 46

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of section 109 of the Trans-Tasman Proceedings Act 2010 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

24.  Schedule 3, items 47 and 48

Immediately before the commencement of item 1 of Schedule 2 to the Trans-Tasman Proceedings (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2010 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if item 1 of Schedule 2 to the Trans-Tasman Proceedings (Transitional and Consequential Provisions) Act 2010 commences before the commencement of the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

25.  Schedule 3, Part 2, Division 1

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of section 3 of the Military Court of Australia Act 2012 ; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of section 3 of the Judicial Misbehaviour and Incapacity (Parliamentary Commissions) Act 2012 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

26.  Schedule 3, Part 2, Division 2

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of section 3 of the Military Court of Australia Act 2012 ; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 1 to the Courts Legislation Amendment (Judicial Complaints) Act 2012 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

27.  Schedule 3, Part 2, Division 3

The later of:

(a) immediately after the commencement of section 3 of the Military Court of Australia Act 2012 ; and

(b) immediately after the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Act 2012 .

However, the provision(s) do not commence at all if the event mentioned in paragraph (b) does not occur.

 

28.  Schedule 4

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

29.  Schedule 5, items 1 to 33

At the same time as the provision(s) covered by table item 2.

 

30.  Schedule 5, item 34

The 28th day after this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

31.  Schedule 5, item 35

At the same time as section 3 of the Military Court of Australia Act 2012 commences.

 

32.  Schedule 5, item 36

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this Act.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this Act. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be 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.