Defence Legislation Amendment (2017 Measures No. 1) Bill 2017

Type
Government
Portfolio
Defence
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Before Senate
Parliament no
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Summary

Amends the: Defence Act 1903 to enable a policy framework to broaden and expand the conditions under which a positive test result of prohibited substances must be disregarded; Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001 to: extend the application of employment, partnership and education protections to all types of Reserve service; extend the application of financial liability and bankruptcy protections to full time service that is operational service; protect reservists in the workplace from harassment or detriment including victimisation relating to their status or service as a reservist; and introduce a civil penalty regime to complement existing criminal offences; Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001 and the proposed Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Act 2017 to make amendments contingent on the commencement of the Regulatory Powers (Standardisation Reform) Act 2017; Intelligence Services Act 2001, Navigation Act 2012 and Telecommunications Act 1997 to transfer hydrographic, meteorological and oceanographic functions from the Royal Australian Navy to the Australian Geospatial-Intelligence Organisation; and Australian Defence Force Cover Act 2015 to: align certain provisions with other military superannuation schemes; and clarify the definition of an eligible child of a member or invalid.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 29 Mar 2017
Second reading moved 29 Mar 2017
Second reading debate 13 Sep 2017
Referred to Federation Chamber 13 Sep 2017
Second reading agreed to 13 Sep 2017
Reported from Federation Chamber 13 Sep 2017
Third reading agreed to 13 Sep 2017
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14 Sep 2017
Second reading moved 14 Sep 2017

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Explanatory memoranda

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  • Supplementary explanatory memorandum: Accompanies and explains amendments proposed by the government to the bill.
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