House of Representatives Committees
Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence
Examination of the Annual Report of the Department of Defence
The reference for this inquiry lapsed when the Committee ceased to
exist at the dissolution of the House of Representatives on 8 October
On 28 August 2000, the Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, resolved pursuant to Section 1 of the Committee's Resolution of Appointment, to examine the Annual Report of the Department of Defence, 1998-99 and, when tabled, 1999-2000. Under the examination, the Committee intended to focus on four questions:
- the conduct of military justice and the alleged events in 3RAR;
- equipment fleet management and life cycle costing of equipment;
- personnel issues including Mutual Obligation Agreements upon both the unemployed and Army recruiting, changes to service conditions and superannuation;
- the use of military exercises as a means of assessing military outputs.
The Committee tabled its report into the Military Justice Aspects on 11 April 2001. It will next examine the conduct of military exercises, holding a public hearing in Canberra on 22 June 2001.
Organisations and individuals who are interested in providing written submissions or giving oral evidence at a public hearing should lodge expressions of interest.
Scheduled public hearings
Military Justice Report
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