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Defence Legislation Amendment (Discipline Reform) Bill 2021

2019-2020-2021

 

The Parliament of the

Commonwealth of Australia

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 

 

 

 

As passed by both Houses

 

 

 

 

Defence Legislation Amendment (Discipline Reform) Bill 2021

 

No.      , 2021

 

 

 

 

 

A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to defence, and for related purposes

   

   



Contents

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

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

3............ Schedules............................................................................................ 2

Schedule 1—Disciplinary infringements                                                                  3

Part 1—Main amendments                                                                                          3

Defence Force Discipline Act 1982                                                                           3

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                    22

Defence Force Discipline Act 1982                                                                         22

Part 3—Transitional provisions                                                                              25

Schedule 2—Summary authorities                                                                            27

Part 1—Removal of subordinate summary authority                                  27

Defence Force Discipline Act 1982                                                                         27

Part 2—Jurisdiction and punishments                                                                 29

Defence Force Discipline Act 1982                                                                         29

Part 3—Transitional provisions                                                                              44

Schedule 3—Service offences                                                                                        47

Part 1—New service offences                                                                                 47

Defence Force Discipline Act 1982                                                                         47

Part 2—Consequential amendments                                                                    51

Defence Force Discipline Act 1982                                                                         51

Defence Force Discipline Appeals Act 1955                                                         51

Part 3—Transitional provisions                                                                              52

Schedule 4—Contingent amendments                                                                     53

Defence Force Discipline Act 1982                                                                         53

 

 



A Bill for an Act to amend the law relating to defence, and for related purposes

The Parliament of Australia enacts:

1   Short title

                   This Act is the Defence Legislation Amendment (Discipline Reform) Act 2021.

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.  Sections 1 to 3 and anything in this Act not elsewhere covered by this table

The day this Act receives the Royal Assent.

 

2.  Schedules 1 to 3

A single day to be fixed by Proclamation.

However, if the provisions do not commence within the period of 12 months beginning on the day this Act receives the Royal Assent, they commence on the day after the end of that period.

 

3.  Schedule 4

The later of:

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

(b) immediately after the commencement of the Online Safety Act 2021 .

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

 

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   Schedules

                   Legislation 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.