Defence Legislation Amendment (Military Justice Enhancements—Inspector-General ADF) Bill 2014

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

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Summary

Amends the Defence Act 1903 to: strengthen and clarify the independence, powers and privileges of the Inspector-General ADF; provide a statutory basis to support regulatory change including the re-allocation of responsibility for investigation of service-related deaths and the management of the Australian Defence Force redress of grievance process to the Inspector-General ADF; and require the Inspector-General ADF to prepare an annual report.

Progress

Senate
Introduced and read a first time 03 Dec 2014
Second reading moved 03 Dec 2014
Second reading debate 05 Mar 2015
Second reading agreed to 05 Mar 2015
Third reading agreed to 05 Mar 2015
House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 05 Mar 2015
Second reading moved 14 May 2015
Second reading debate 14 May 2015
Second reading agreed to 14 May 2015
Third reading agreed to 14 May 2015
Finally passed both Houses 14 May 2015
Assent
  • Act no.: 46
  • Year: 2015
20 May 2015

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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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