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Defence Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 1999

1998-99

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

Presented and read a first time

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Defence Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 1999

 

No.      , 1999

 

(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)......................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Urinalysis testing of members of the Defence Force who undertake combat and combat-related duties                                                                              3

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                          3

Schedule 2—Transfer of certain officers to the Reserve                              11

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                        11

Naval Defence Act 1910                                                                                            14

Schedule 3—Delegation of powers to retire, and terminate the appointments of, officers            18

Defence Act 1903                                                                                                        18

Naval Defence Act 1910                                                                                            18

Schedule 4—Amendment of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982    19

Schedule 5—Repeal of Act and consequential amendments                      20

Part 1—Repeal                                                                                                                 20

Supply and Development Act 1939                                                                         20

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                     21

Disability Discrimination Act 1992                                                                        21

Merit Protection (Australian Government Employees) Act 1984                      21

Public Service Act 1922                                                                                            21

Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973                                                                            22

Sex Discrimination Act 1984                                                                                    22

Schedule 6—Technical amendments                                                                         23

Defence Force (Home Loans Assistance) Act 1990                                              23

Defence Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 1997                                               23



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 Amendment Act (No. 1) 1999 .

2   Commencement

             (1)  Subject to this section, this Act commences on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

             (2)  Subject to subsection (3), the items in Schedules 1 and 2 commence on a day or days to be fixed by Proclamation.

             (3)  If an item in Schedule 1 or 2 does not commence under subsection (2) within the period of 6 months beginning on the day on which this Act receives the Royal Assent, it commences on the first day after the end of that period.

             (4)  Schedule 5 commences on 1 January 2001.

             (5)  Item 2 in Schedule 6 is taken to have commenced immediately after the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Defence Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 1997 .

3   Schedule(s)

                   Subject to section 2, 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.