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Defence Act 1970

Authoritative Version
  • - C1970A00033
  • No longer in force
Act No. 33 of 1970 as made
An Act to amend the Defence Act 1903-1966 in relation to the Remuneration of certain Officers of the Defence Force.
Date of Assent 23 Jun 1970
Date of repeal 25 Mar 2015
Repealed by Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Act 2015

Defence

No. 33 of 1970

An Act to amend the Defence Act 1903–1966 in relation to the Remuneration of certain Officers of the Defence Force.

[Assented to 23 June 1970]

BE it enacted by the Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty, the Senate, and the House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:—

Short title and citation.

1.—(1.)   This Act may be cited as the Defence Act 1970.

(2.)  The Defence Act 1903–1966, as amended by this Act, may be cited as the Defence Act 1903–1970.

Commencement.

2.—(1.)   Sub-section (1.) of section 1, section 2 and section 4 of this Act shall come into operation on the date on which this Act receives the Royal Assent.

(2.)  The remaining provisions of this Act shall come into operation on a date to be fixed by Proclamation.

3.  After section 9 of the Defence Act 1903–1966 the following section is inserted:—

Salaries and allowances of certain officers of the Defence Force.

“9a.—(1.) An officer of the Defence Force who has been appointed as—

(a) Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee;

(b) Chief of Naval Staff in the Naval Forces of the Commonwealth;

(c) Chief of the General Staff in the Military Forces of the Commonwealth; or

(d) Chief of the Air Staff in the Air Force of the Commonwealth,

shall, while he holds that appointment, be paid such pay and annual allowance as the Parliament provides.

“(2.) The last preceding sub-section shall not be taken to limit any power conferred by this Act or any other Act to make provision, by regulation, for the payment of allowances to an officer of the Defence Force holding an appointment referred to in the last preceding sub-section in respect of expenses of travelling or other expenses incurred by him in relation to his duties.”.

Transitional.

4.  There is payable to an officer of the Defence Force in respect of service by the officer as—

(a) Chairman, Chiefs of Staff Committee;


 

(b) Chief of Naval Staff in the Naval Forces of the Commonwealth;

(c) Chief of the General Staff in the Military Forces of the Commonwealth; or

(d) Chief of the Air Staff in the Air Force of the Commonwealth,

at any time during the period from and including the sixteenth day of April, One thousand nine hundred and seventy, to and including the day immediately before the date fixed under sub-section (2.) of section 2 of this Act an annual allowance at the rate of One thousand dollars in addition to the pay and any other allowances paid or payable to him in respect of service during that period.