Defence Legislation Amendment (First Principles) Bill 2015

Type
Government
Portfolio
Defence
Originating house
Senate
Status
Act
Parliament no
44

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Summary

Implements recommendations of the First Principles Review of Defence by: amending the Defence Act 1903 to: give full command of the Australian Defence Force to the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF); and consolidate the statutory treatment of the components of the Defence Force Cadets; amending 27 Acts to make consequential amendments; and repealing the Air Force Act 1923 and Naval Defence Act 1910 and incorporating relevant provisions of these Acts into the Defence Act 1903.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14 Oct 2015
Second reading moved 14 Oct 2015
Second reading debate 10 Nov 2015
Second reading agreed to 10 Nov 2015
Committee of the Whole debate 10 Nov 2015
Third reading agreed to 10 Nov 2015
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 10 Nov 2015
Second reading moved 25 Nov 2015
Second reading debate 25 Nov 2015
Second reading debate 30 Nov 2015
Second reading agreed to 30 Nov 2015
Third reading agreed to 30 Nov 2015
Finally passed both Houses 30 Nov 2015
Assent
  • Act no: 164
  • Year: 2015
02 Dec 2015

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Text of bill

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Explanatory memoranda

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Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

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 changes to the bill. For details about the outcome of proposed amendments please refer to either the 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.