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Flags (Australian Defence Force Ensign) Rules 2008

Authoritative Version
SLI 2008 No. 5 Rules/Other as made
These Rules relate to the Australian Defence Force Ensign.
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
Exempt from sunsetting by the Legislation (Exemptions and Other Matters) Regulation 2015 s12 item 30
Made 25 Jan 2008
Registered 25 Jan 2008
Tabled HR 12 Feb 2008
Tabled Senate 12 Feb 2008

Flags (Australian Defence Force Ensign) Rules 20081

Select Legislative Instrument 2008 No. 5

I, PHILIP MICHAEL JEFFERY, Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council and under section 7 of the Flags Act 1953, make these Rules in relation to the flying of the Australian Defence Force Ensign.

Dated 25 January 2008

P. M. JEFFERY

Governor‑General

By His Excellency’s Command

JOHN FAULKNER

Cabinet Secretary


  

  

1              Name of Rules

                These Rules are the Flags (Australian Defence Force Ensign) Rules 2008.

2              Commencement

                These Rules are taken to have commenced on 1 October 2006.

3              Definitions

                In these Rules:

Australian Defence Force Ensign means the flag appointed to be the ensign of the Australian Defence Force under section 5 of the Flags Act 1953.

Australian White Ensign means the flag appointed under section 5 of the Flags Act 1953 to be the ensign of the Australian Navy known as the Australian White Ensign.

Royal Australian Air Force Ensign means the flag appointed to be the ensign of the Australian Air Force under section 5 of the Flags Act 1953.

4              Precedence of Australian Defence Force Ensign

                A person flying the Australian Defence Force Ensign together with the Australian White Ensign, the Royal Australian Air Force Ensign, or both of those ensigns, must fly the Australian Defence Force Ensign in a way that shows that it has precedence over each of those other ensigns.


Note

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