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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
Assent
Parliament no
46

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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.

Progress

House of Representatives
Introduced and read a first time 03 Sep 2020
Second reading moved 03 Sep 2020
Second reading debate 06 Oct 2020
Second reading agreed to 06 Oct 2020
Third reading agreed to 06 Oct 2020
Senate
Introduced and read a first time 06 Oct 2020
Second reading moved 06 Oct 2020
Second reading debate 08 Dec 2020
Second reading agreed to 08 Dec 2020
Committee of the Whole debate 08 Dec 2020
Third reading agreed to 08 Dec 2020
Finally passed both Houses 08 Dec 2020
Assent
  • Act no: 146
  • Year: 2020
17 Dec 2020

Documents and transcripts

Text of bill

Explanatory memoranda

Proposed amendments

Senate

Schedules of amendments

No documents at present

Bills digest

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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

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