Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2008

Type
Government
Portfolio
Defence
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
42
Summary
In further response to certain recommendations of the Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee's report into the effectiveness of Australia's military justice system, the bill amends the
Defence Act 1903
,
Defence Force Discipline Act 1982
and
Defence Force Discipline Appeals Act 1955
to redesign summary discipline procedures to include: an automatic right of appeal from a summary authority to a single Military Judge of the Australian Military Court (AMC); the right to elect trial by a Military Judge of the AMC for most disciplinary offences; simplified rules of evidence; a form of review for technical errors related to the awarding of punishments and orders; simplification of offences and punishments; and changed jurisdictions of Superior Summary Authorities and Discipline Officers.

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House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 20 Feb 2008
Second reading moved 20 Feb 2008
Referred to Main Committee 11 Mar 2008
Second reading debate 12 Mar 2008
Second reading agreed to 12 Mar 2008
Consideration in detail debate
  • Amendment details: 14 Government amendments agreed to
12 Mar 2008
Reported from Main Committee 12 Mar 2008
Third reading agreed to 12 Mar 2008
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 13 Mar 2008
Second reading moved 13 Mar 2008
Second reading debate 13 Mar 2008
Second reading agreed to 13 Mar 2008
Third reading agreed to 13 Mar 2008
Assent
  • Act no.: 6
  • Year: 2008
20 Mar 2008

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

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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.

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