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Air Force Regulations (Amendment)

Authoritative Version
  • - F1997B00702
  • No longer in force
SR 1982 No. 248 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Air Force Regulations.
Administered by: Defence
General Comments: This instrument was backcaptured in accordance with Section 36 of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003
Registered 01 Jan 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR12-Oct-1982
Tabled Senate12-Oct-1982
Gazetted 01 Oct 1982
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Defence (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Statutory Rules 1982 No. 2481


Air Force Regulations2 (Amendment)

I, THE GOVERNOR-GENERAL of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, hereby make the following Regulations under the Air Force Act 1923.

            Dated 23 September 1982.

                                                                                                             N. M. STEPHEN


     By His Excellency’s Command,


Minister of State for Defence


Preference to former members of expeditionary forces

          1.    Regulation 60 of the Air Force Regulations is repealed.

          2.    Regulations 61 to 65 (inclusive) of the Air Force Regulations are repealed and the following regulation is substituted:

Promotion of officers

          “65.   (1)   Subject to sub-regulations (3) and (4), the Chief of the Air Staff may determine by instrument in writing that—

                (a)    all officers; or

               (b)    officers included in a specified class of officers,

are not eligible for promotion—

                (c)    to specified ranks;

               (d)    in specified parts of the Air Force; or

                (e)    of a specified kind,

unless they have served for a specified period—

                (f)    in a specified rank; or

               (g)    in a specified rank in a specified part of the Air Force.

          “(2)   In sub-regulation (1) ‘specified’ means specified in the instrument referred to in that sub-regulation.

          “(3)   In making a determination under sub-regulation (1), the Chief of the Air Staff shall have regard to—

                (a)    the time required for officers to gain sufficient skill, experience or other qualification to be suitable for promotion;

               (b)    the career advancement needs of officers; and

                (c)    the need to ensure the availability of an adequate supply of officers suitable for promotion to particular ranks or in particular parts of the Air Force.

          “(4)   The Chief of the Air Staff may, having regard to the factors specified in paragraphs (3) (a), (b) and (c), exempt a particular officer from compliance with a determination under sub-regulation (1).”.



1.       Notified in the Commonwealth of Australia Gazette on 1 October 1982.

2.       Statutory Rules 1927 No. 161 as amended to date. For previous amendments see Note 2 to Statutory Rules 1982 No. 3 and see also Statutory Rules 1982 Nos. 3, 6, 37, 51, 104, 109, 174, 182, 203 and 221.