Defence Legislation Amendment Bill (No. 1) 2010

Type
Government
Portfolio
Defence 
Originating house
House of Representatives 
Status
Act 
Parliament no
42
Summary
Amends the:
Defence Act 1903
  to: establish the Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal as an independent statutory body and provides for the functions and powers of the Tribunal; ensure procedural fairness in the termination and discharge process when a Defence member returns a positive result for a prohibited substance; and clarify that section 58B determinations are subject to tabling and disallowance;
Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme Act 2008
  to ensure that the scheme includes all members of the Reserves (including permanent officers transferred to the Reserves); and
Defence Force Discipline Act 1982
  to: enable the appointment of Chief Petty Officers and Flight Sergeants as discipline officers; clarify the jurisdiction of discipline officers; and provide for a uniform scale of punishments to all ranks for similar offences. 

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Progress

House of Representatives
17 Mar 2010Introduced and read a first time
17 Mar 2010Second reading moved
24 May 2010Referred to Main Committee
25 May 2010Second reading debate
25 May 2010Second reading agreed to
26 May 2010Reported from Main Committee
26 May 2010Third reading agreed to
Senate
15 Jun 2010Introduced and read a first time
15 Jun 2010Second reading moved
17 Jun 2010Second reading debate
17 Jun 2010Second reading agreed to
17 Jun 2010Third reading agreed to


17 Jun 2010Text of bill as passed both Houses
05 Jul 2010Assent

Act no.: 95

Year: 2010

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Text of bill

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  • 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.
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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

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Schedules of amendments

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