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Schedule 1—Testing for prohibited substances

Schedule 1 Testing for prohibited substances

Part 1 Testing

Defence Act 1903

1  Section 93 (definition of narcotic substance )

Repeal the definition.

2  Section 93 (definition of prohibited substance )

Repeal the definition, substitute:

prohibited substance means a substance that is a prohibited substance because of a determination under subsection 93B(1).

3  Paragraph 95(2)(b)

After “must not”, insert “, subject to subsection (4),”.

4  At the end of section 95

Add:

             (3)  The person being tested may request that the test be conducted in the presence of one particular person (in addition to any person whose presence is necessary for the purposes of conducting or supervising the test).

             (4)  If the person being tested makes such a request, the test may be conducted in the presence of the person requested.

             (5)  To avoid doubt, the test may be conducted even if the requested person is not present.

5  Application of amendments

The amendments made by this Part apply in relation to a prohibited substance test conducted on or after the commencement of this item.

Part 2 Positive test results

Defence Act 1903

6  Section 93 (definition of relevant authority )

Repeal the definition.

7  Section 93

Insert:

terminate the service of a person to whom this Part applies means:

                     (a)  if the person is a defence member—terminate the service of the member; or

                     (b)  if the person is a defence civilian—terminate the arrangement under which the person is a defence civilian.

8  At the end of subsection 98(1)

Add “, unless the result must be disregarded under subsection (2)”.

9  Subsection 98(2)

Repeal the subsection, substitute:

             (2)  A positive test result must be disregarded in the circumstances (if any) specified in the Defence Instructions.

10  Subsection 100(1)

Omit “relevant authority in relation to the person”, substitute “Chief of the Defence Force”.

11  Paragraph 100(1)(b)

Repeal the paragraph, substitute:

                     (b)  invite the person to give to the Chief of the Defence Force a written statement of reasons as to why the person’s service should not be terminated.

12  Subsection 100(2)

Omit “relevant authority”, substitute “Chief of the Defence Force”.

13  Sections 101 to 104

Repeal the sections, substitute:

101   Termination

             (1)  The Chief of the Defence Force must terminate the service of a person if:

                     (a)  the person is given a notice under section 100; and

                     (b)  either:

                              (i)  the person does not give to the Chief of the Defence Force, within the period specified in the notice, a statement of reasons why the service should not be terminated; or

                             (ii)  having considered such a statement given by the person, the Chief of the Defence Force is of the opinion that the service should be terminated.

             (2)  The termination must be in writing, and a copy given to the person.

             (3)  The termination takes effect on the day specified in it, which must be a day occurring:

                     (a)  on or after the day a copy of the termination is given to the person; and

                     (b)  no later than 3 months after the day referred to in paragraph (a).

Delegates

             (4)  If a delegate of the Chief of the Defence Force gives a notice to a person under section 100, the same delegate must not terminate the service of the person under this section.

Note 1:       The Chief of the Defence Force or another delegate may terminate the service instead of the first delegate.

Note 2:       For delegations, see subsection 120A(3D).

14  After paragraph 109(1)(i)

Insert:

                    (ia)  the circumstances in which a positive test result must be disregarded;

15  Subsection 120A(3)

Repeal the subsection.

16  Paragraph 120A(3D)(e)

Omit “, 101, 103 and 104”, substitute “and 101”.

17  Application of amendments

The amendments made by this Part apply in relation to a positive test result returned by a prohibited substance test after the commencement of this item, whether the test was conducted before, on or after that commencement.

Part 3 Accredited laboratories

Defence Act 1903

18  Section 93 (definition of accredited authority )

Repeal the definition.

19  Section 93

Insert:

accredited laboratory means a laboratory or other body, or a person, specified in the Defence Instructions to be an accredited laboratory for the purposes of this Part.

20  Section 93 (definition of positive test result )

Omit “accredited authority”, substitute “accredited laboratory”.

21  Section 108

Omit “accredited authority”, substitute “accredited laboratory”.

22  Paragraph 109(1)(b)

Omit “accredited authorities”, substitute “accredited laboratories”.