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Defence Legislation Amendment (Aid to Civilian Authorities) Bill 2006

Schedule 5 Amendments consequential on Schedules 1 to 4

   

Air Force Act 1923

1  Paragraph 4J(1)(b)

Omit “51A, 51B or 51C”, substitute “51A, 51AA, 51AB, 51B, 51C or 51CA”.

Defence Act 1903

2  Paragraph 50(1)(b)

Omit “51A, 51B or 51C”, substitute “51A, 51AA, 51AB, 51B, 51C or 51CA”.

3  Part IIIAAA (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Part IIIAAA Utilisation of Defence Force to protect Commonwealth interests and States and self-governing Territories

4  Subsection 51(1) (definition of order )

Repeal the definition.

5  Subsection 51(1)

Insert:

threat concerned means:

                     (a)  for the purposes of the application of section 51IB or subsection 51T(2A)—the threat of damage or disruption in relation to which the authorising Ministers make a declaration under section 51CB; or

                     (b)  for the purposes of the application of one or more of the provisions of Division 3A—the threat to Commonwealth interests in relation to which an order under section 51AA is made that causes Division 3A to apply.

6  Paragraph 51A(1)(d)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (d)  one or more of Divisions 2, 2A, 3 and 3B, and Division 4, should apply in relation to the order.

7  Paragraph 51A(4)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  must state that one or more of Divisions 2, 2A, 3 and 3B, and Division 4, apply in relation to the order; and

8  Paragraph 51B(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  one or more of Divisions 2, 2A, 3 and 3B, and Division 4, should apply in relation to the order.

9  Paragraph 51B(3)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  must state that one or more of Divisions 2, 2A, 3 and 3B, and Division 4, apply in relation to the order; and

10  Paragraph 51C(1)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  one or more of Divisions 2, 2A, 3 and 3B, and Division 4, should apply in relation to the order.

11  Paragraph 51C(3)(c)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (c)  must state that one or more of Divisions 2, 2A, 3 and 3B, and Division 4, apply in relation to the order; and

12  After subsection 51D(1)

Insert:

Order under section 51AA

          (1A)  If the Governor-General makes an order under section 51AA, the Chief of the Defence Force must, subject to sections 51E, 51F and 51G, utilise the Defence Force, in such manner as is reasonable and necessary:

                     (a)  in the Australian offshore area, for the purpose of protecting the Commonwealth interests specified in the order against the threat concerned; and

                     (b)  if the order includes a direction mentioned in subsection 51AA(5)—in the internal waters of the State or Territory to which the direction relates, for the purpose of protecting the Commonwealth interests specified in the order against the domestic violence specified in the order.

Order under section 51AB

          (1B)  If:

                     (a)  the Governor-General makes an order under section 51AB; and

                     (b)  the circumstances specified in the order arise;

the Chief of the Defence Force must, subject to sections 51E, 51F and 51G, utilise the Defence Force, in such manner as is reasonable and necessary:

                     (c)  for the purpose of protecting the State or Territory specified in the order against the domestic violence specified in the order; or

                     (d)  for the purpose of protecting the Commonwealth interests specified in the order against the threat specified in the order;

as the case requires.

13  Division 4 of Part IIIAAA (heading)

Repeal the heading, substitute:

Division 4 Provisions common to Divisions 2 to 3B

14  Subsection 51T(1)

Omit “Division 2 or 3”, substitute “Division 2, 2A, 3, 3A or 3B”.

15  Before subsection 51T(2)

Insert:

          (1B)  To avoid doubt, any use of force by a member of the Defence Force under this Part must be in accordance with this section.

16  Subsection 51T(2)

Omit “However”, substitute “Despite subsection (1), in exercising powers under Division 2, 3 or 3A (other than subparagraph 51SE(1)(a)(i) or (ii)) or this Division”.

17  Subsection 51U(1)

After “subparagraph 51I(1)(b)(ii)”, insert “, 51IB(b)(i) or 51SE(1)(b)(ii)”.

18  Section 51V

Omit “Division 2 or 3”, substitute “Division 2, 2A, 3 or 3A”.

19  Section 51W

Omit “Division 2 or 3”, substitute “Division 2, 2A, 3, 3A or 3B”.

20  Paragraph 51X(1)(a)

Omit “order under this Part”, substitute “order under Division 1”.

21  Subsection 51X(2)

Omit “orders under this Part”, substitute “orders under Division 1”.

22  Subparagraph 51XA(1)(a)(i)

Omit “order under this Part”, substitute “order under Division 1”.

23  Subparagraph 51XA(1)(a)(ii)

Omit “orders under this Part”, substitute “orders under Division 1”.

24  Paragraph 51XA(1)(b)

Omit “order under this Part”, substitute “order under Division 1”.

25  Subsection 51XA(3)

Omit “order under this Part”, substitute “order under Division 1”.

Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001

26  Section 7 (definition of call out day )

Omit “51A, 51B or 51C”, substitute “51A, 51AA, 51AB, 51B, 51C or 51CA”.

27  Subsection 9(1) (definition of dependant )

Omit “51A, 51B or 51C”, substitute “51A, 51AA, 51AB, 51B, 51C or 51CA”.

28  Section 13

Omit “51A, 51B or 51C”, substitute “51A, 51AA, 51AB, 51B, 51C or 51CA”.

Naval Defence Act 1910

29  Paragraph 32A(1)(b)

Omit “51A, 51B or 51C”, substitute “51A, 51AA, 51AB, 51B, 51C or 51CA”.