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Defence Amendment Act 1976

Authoritative Version
  • - C2004A01642
  • No longer in force
Act No. 4 of 1977 as made
An Act to amend the Defence Act 1903
Date of Assent 28 Feb 1977
Date of repeal 25 Mar 2015
Repealed by Amending Acts 1970 to 1979 Repeal Act 2015

DEFENCE AMENDMENT ACT 1976

No. 4 of 1977

An Act to amend the Defence Act 1903.

BE IT ENACTED by the Queen, and the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Australia, as follows:

Short title, &c.

1. (1) This Act may be cited as the Defence Amendment Act 1976.

(2) The Defence Act 1903 is in this Act referred to as the Principal Act.

Commencement.

2. This Act shall come into operation on the day on which it receives the Royal Assent.

Administration of Defence Force.

3. (1) Section 9a of the Principal Act is amended by omitting from sub-sections (3), (4) and (5) the words “Defence Instructions (Air)” (wherever occurring) and substituting the words “Defence Instructions (Air Force)”.

(2) Defence Instructions (Air) in force immediately before the commencement of this Act are, upon the commencement of this Act, as valid and effectual as if the amendment made by sub-section (1) had not been made and Defence Instructions (Air) as in force from time to time after the commencement of this Act shall, for the purposes of section 9a of the Principal Act as amended by this Act, be deemed to be Defence Instructions (Air Force).

(3) In sub-section (2), “Defence Instructions (Air)” means instructions and orders known as the Defence Instructions (Air) by virtue of sub-section 9a(3) of the Principal Act, and includes instructions and orders deemed to be Defence Instructions (Air) by virtue of sub-section 95(4) of the Defence Force Re-organization Act 1975.

Additional amendments.

4. The Principal Act is amended as set out in the Schedule.

SCHEDULE                                                     Section 4

ADDITIONAL AMENDMENTS

1. The following provisions of the Principal Act are amended by omitting the word “Australia” (wherever occurring) and substituting the words “the Commonwealth”:

Sections 12, 13, 58, 61a(1)(b), 63(1)(f), 66, 73a, 73d(1), 79(1) and (1a), 80b(2)(a), 97(c), 109(2) and 124(1)(nb) and (u).

 


SCHEDULE—continued

2. The Principal Act is further amended as set out in the following table:

Provision

Amendment

Title...............................................

Omit “Australia”, substitute “the Commonwealth”.

Section 4(1) (definition of “Australia”)

Omit definition, substitute “‘Australia’ and ‘Commonwealth’ includes the Territories.”.

Section 4(1) (definition of “War”).

Omit “or any Territory”.

Section 17(2)(c)(ii).........................

Omit “Australia” (second occurring), substitute “the Commonwealth”.

Section 33......................................

Omit “The Army” (second occurring), substitute “the Army”.

Section 39(1)(c).............................

Omit “of this Act”.

Section 80b(2)(a)...........................

Omit “Australian Government”, substitute “Commonwealth”.

 

Omit “Australia” (first occurring), substitute “the Commonwealth”.

Section 124(1)(r)............................

Omit “of this Act”.