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Part 1—Preliminary

Part 1 Preliminary

   

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Australian Veterans’ Recognition (Putting Veterans and their Families First) Act 2019 .

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

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this Act

The day after 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Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this Act as originally enacted.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   Object of this Act

                   The object of this Act is to acknowledge the unique nature of military service and the sacrifice demanded of those who commit to defend our nation.

4   Definitions

                   In this Act:

Permanent Forces has the same meaning as in the Defence Act 1903 .

Reserves has the same meaning as in the Defence Act 1903 .

veteran means a person who has served, or is serving, as a member of the Permanent Forces or as a member of the Reserves.