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About this inquiry

The bill amends the Defence Act 1903. The purpose of the bill is to streamline the legal procedures for call out of the Australian Defence Force to protect states, self governing territories, and Commonwealth interests, onshore and offshore, against certain incidences of violence, including terrorism.

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