Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2003

Type
Government
Portfolio
Defence
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
40

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Summary

Amends the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 to: restructure the military discipline system; and reflect the general principles of criminal responsibility in the Criminal Code Act 1995 in existing offence provisions; Defence Act 1903 to: increase the penalties for persons falsely representing themselves to be returned service personnel or for improperly using medals or decorations; and clarify the regulation-making powers in relation to defence inquiries; Defence Force (Home Loans Assistance) Act 1990 to permit certain ex-members of the Australian Defence Force to apply for a home loan subsidy beyond the current 2-year eligibility period; Defence Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Act 2001 to clarify that its commencement date is 15 December 2001; Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001 to correct a cross-reference; and 6 Acts to modernise the titles of the Cadet Corps. Also amends the Defence Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Regulations 2001 (No. 1) and Defence Legislation Amendment (Application of Criminal Code) Regulations 2001 (No. 2) to clarify that their commencement date is 15 December 2001.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 26 Mar 2003
Second reading moved 26 Mar 2003
Second reading agreed to 27 Nov 2003
Third reading agreed to 27 Nov 2003
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 28 Nov 2003
Second reading moved 28 Nov 2003
Second reading agreed to 01 Dec 2003
Committee of the Whole debate
  • Amendment details: 4 Australian Democrats agreed to
02 Dec 2003
Third reading agreed to 02 Dec 2003
House of Representatives
Consideration of Senate message
  • Details: House disagreed to Senate amendments
03 Dec 2003
Senate
Consideration of House of Reps message
  • Details: Senate did not insist on its amendments
04 Dec 2003
Assent
  • Act no.: 135
  • Year: 2003
17 Dec 2003

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

Senate

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Schedules of amendments

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Text of bill

  • First reading: Text of the bill as introduced into the Parliament
  • Third reading: Prepared if the bill is amended by the house in which it was introduced. This version of the bill is then considered by the second house.
  • As passed by both houses: Final text of bill agreed to by both the House of Representatives and the Senate which is presented to the Governor-General for assent.

Explanatory memoranda

  • Explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and provides an explanation of the content of the introduced version (first reading) of the bill.
  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
  • Revised explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains the amended version (third reading) of the bill. It supersedes the explanatory memorandum.

Proposed amendments

Circulated by members and senators when they propose to make changed to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either theĀ Votes and Proceedings (House of Representatives) or the Journals (Senate).

Schedules of amendments

Schedules of amendments list amendments agreed to by the second house are communicated to the first house for consideration. Subsequent action by either house may also be included in a schedule.