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Defence Legislation Amendment Bill 2018

Type
Government
Portfolio
Defence
Originating house
House of Representatives
Status
Act
Parliament no
45

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Summary

Amends the: Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 to: make changes in relation to the selection, remuneration and termination of members of the Judge Advocates' Panel (JAP); make changes in relation to the selection and termination of the Chief Judge Advocate; establish and provide for the selection and remuneration of the position of Deputy Chief Judge Advocate; make minor amendments in relation to the statutory offices of Registrar of Military Justice and Director of Military Prosecutions; and make other minor technical amendments; and Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001 to: move the complaint, investigation and mediation scheme from regulations into the Act; make changes to the scheme, including to reduce the formality of complaint handling and investigations, vest certain powers in the Chief of the Defence Force (CDF), clarify the ability to provide certain information to various parties and introduce the option of a 'compulsory conference' as an alternative dispute resolution measure; and require the CDF to prepare annually a report in relation to the administration and operation of the Act.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 05 Dec 2018
Second reading moved 05 Dec 2018
Second reading debate 13 Feb 2019
Second reading agreed to 13 Feb 2019
Third reading agreed to 13 Feb 2019
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 14 Feb 2019
Second reading moved 14 Feb 2019
Second reading debate 14 Feb 2019
Second reading agreed to 14 Feb 2019
Third reading agreed to 14 Feb 2019
Finally passed both Houses 14 Feb 2019
Assent
  • Act no: 1
  • Year: 2019
01 Mar 2019

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

No proposed amendments have been circulated.

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

Bills digest

Notes

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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.

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