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SR 1997 No. 37 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Army and Air Force Canteen Service 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 HR18-Mar-1997
Tabled Senate18-Mar-1997
Gazetted 12 Mar 1997
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Defence (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Army and Air Force Canteen Service Regulations (Amendment) 1997 No. 37

EXPLANATORY STATEMENT

STATUTORY RULES 1997 NO. 37

Issued by the Authority of the Minister for Defence Industry, Science and Personnel

Defence Act 1903

Army and Air Force Canteen Service Regulations (Amendment)

The Army and Air Force Canteen Service Regulations ("the Principal Regulations"), made under the Defence Act 1903, provide for the establishment and operation of the Army and Air Force Canteen Service on Army and Air Force establishments.

Following new command arrangements in the Defence Force, the Defence Legislation Amendment Act (No. 1) 1997 ("the 1997 Act") amended the Defence Act to change the titles of the service chiefs, from Chief of Naval Staff, Chief of the General Staff and Chief of the Air Staff, to Chief of Navy, Chief of Army and Chief of Air Force, respectively. Consequential amendments were also made to references to the generic title "chief of staff' to change it to "service chief'. The 1997 Act also amended other Commonwealth Acts to change references to those titles. As the new generic title does not include the Chief of the Defence Force, specific reference to that title is included where necessary.

This Statutory Rule amends the Principal Regulations by changing references to the tides Chief of the General Staff and Chief of the Air Staff, to Chief of Army and Chief of Air Force, respectively. The Statutory Rule also changes a reference to the generic title "chief of staff" to a reference to "service chief". In this context, there was no requirement to include the Chief of the Defence Force. In addition, the Statutory Rule makes a number of technical amendments to the Principal Regulations by replacing references to "a Army" with "an Army".

The Statutory Rule comes into operation on the date of gazettal.