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Defence Legislation Amendment (Enhancement of Defence Force Response to Emergencies) Bill 2020

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

Amends the:

Defence Act 1903
to: streamline the process for calling out members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) Reserves, including for the purposes of responding to natural disasters or emergencies; and provide ADF members, other Defence personnel and members of foreign forces with immunity from criminal or civil liability in certain cases while performing duties to support civil emergency and disaster preparedness, recovery and response;
Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001
to ensure that Reserve members who are subject to a Reserve Call Out Order will continue to receive the existing protections; and
Australian Defence Force Cover Act 2015
,
Australian Defence Force Superannuation Act 2015
and
Military Superannuation and Benefits Act 1991
to ensure that Reserve members rendering continuous full-time service will receive the same entitlement to superannuation and related benefits regardless of whether it was voluntary or not.

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