17 Mar 2010
House of Representatives
Defence Act 1903 to: establish the Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal as an independent statutory body and provides for the functions and powers of the Tribunal; ensure procedural fairness in the termination and discharge process when a Defence member returns a positive result for a prohibited substance; and clarify that section 58B determinations are subject to tabling and disallowance;
Defence Home Ownership Assistance Scheme Act 2008 to ensure that the scheme includes all members of the Reserves (including permanent officers transferred to the Reserves); and
Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 to: enable the appointment of Chief Petty Officers and Flight Sergeants as discipline officers; clarify the jurisdiction of discipline officers; and provide for a uniform scale of punishments to all ranks for similar offences.