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Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade

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Completed Inquiry: Military Justice in the Australian Defence Force


The Committee presented its report Military Justice in the Australian Defence Force to both Houses of Parliament on 21 June 1999. Copies of the individual chapters are available in both PDF and HTML formats. The report is also available from the Committee Secretariat.

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List of Recommendations


Chapter 1: Background(PDF Format 24KB)

    Chapter 1: HTML version

    Origin of the Inquiry
    Concurrent Developments in Military Justice

Chapter 2: Military Justice(PDF Format 128KB)

    Chapter 2: HTML version

    Defence Inquiries
    Defence Discipline
    Administrative Action

Chapter 3: Military Inquiries(PDF Format 153KB)

    Chapter 3: HTML version

    The Requirement for Military Inquiries
    Who Should Conduct Military Inquiries?
    Power to Make Recommendations
    Procedural Fairness
    Involvement of Next of Kin
    Who Should be Responsible for Corrective Action?
    Protection of Senior Officers

Chapter 4: Military Discipline(PDF Format 116KB)

    Chapter 4: HTML version

    The Requirement for Military Discipline
    Director of Military Prosecutions
    Procedural Fairness
    Legal Representation

Chapter 5: Administrative Action(PDF Format 71KB)

    Chapter 5: HTML version

    The Requirement for Administrative Action
    Procedural Fairness

Appendix D: Summary of Ombudsman's Recommendations(PDF Format 30KB)

    Appendix D: HTML version

Appendix E: Summary of Abadee Recommendations(PDF Format 31KB)

    Appendix E: HTML version

List of submissions

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