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SLI 2008 No. 185 Regulations as made
These Regulations amend the Defence Force Discipline Regulations 1985 to reflect the amendments made by the Defence Legislation Amendment Act 2006 (DLAA06).
Administered by: Defence
Registered 19 Sep 2008
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR23-Sep-2008
Tabled Senate23-Sep-2008
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Defence (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

Defence Force Discipline Amendment Regulations 2008 (No. 1)1

Select Legislative Instrument 2008 No. 185

I, QUENTIN BRYCE, Governor‑General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following Regulations under the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982.

Dated 18 September 2008

QUENTIN BRYCE

Governor‑General

By Her Excellency’s Command

WARREN SNOWDON


1              Name of Regulations

                These Regulations are the Defence Force Discipline Amendment Regulations 2008 (No. 1).

2              Commencement

                These Regulations commence on the commencement of Schedules 1 to 6 to the Defence Legislation Amendment Act 2008.

Note   Schedules 1 to 6 to the Defence Legislation Amendment Act 2008 commence on 20 September 2008.

3              Amendment of Defence Force Discipline Regulations 1985

                Schedule 1 amends the Defence Force Discipline Regulations 1985.


Schedule 1        Amendments

(regulation 3)

  

[1]           Subregulation 25A (2)

omit

a service tribunal

insert

the Australian Military Court

[2]           Subregulations 25A (3), (8), (9) and (10)

omit

service tribunal

insert

Australian Military Court

[3]           Regulation 26

substitute

26            Admissibility of evidence adduced before summary authority

         (1)   In proceedings before a summary authority in relation to a charge, evidence adduced in proceedings in relation to that charge before a summary authority for the purposes referred to in subsection 111A (1) of the Act is admissible in evidence if:

                (a)    the summary authority is satisfied that it would not be unfair to the person charged to admit that evidence; and

               (b)    that person consents to the evidence being admitted.

         (2)   In proceedings before a summary authority in relation to a charge, a record of the evidence adduced in proceedings in relation to that charge before a summary authority for the purposes referred to in subsection 111A (1) of the Act is admissible in evidence if:

                (a)    the summary authority is satisfied that it would not be unfair to the person charged to admit that record; and

               (b)    that person consents to the record being admitted.

[4]           Regulation 27

omit

a service tribunal

insert

the Australian Military Court

[5]           Regulation 28

omit

[6]           Regulation 29

substitute

29            Modifications of provisions of the Evidence Act 1971 of the Australian Capital Territory in their application to proceedings before the Australian Military Court

                For section 146 of the Act, the provisions of the Evidence Act 1971 of the Australian Capital Territory in their application to proceedings before the Australian Military Court are modified as set out in Schedule 1.

[7]           Regulation 30, including the heading

omit each mention of

Evidence Act 1905

insert

Evidence Act 1995

[8]           Regulation 33

substitute

32A         Special procedures relating to certain minor disciplinary infringements — junior officers

                For subsection 6 (2) of the Act, Part IXA of the Act, to the extent to which it relates to the punishment of junior officers, is modified by inserting “(other than an officer cadet)” after “captain” and “flight lieutenant” in the definition of junior officer in section 169A of the Act.

33            Members receiving instruction or training

         (1)   For subsection 6 (2) of the Act, this regulation modifies Schedule 3 to the Act to the extent to which it relates to members receiving instruction or training.

         (2)   Schedule 3 is modified by inserting in item 1 of Table B “(other than an officer cadet)” after “squadron leader”.

         (3)   Schedule 3 is modified by inserting after item 2 of Table B:

3

Officer cadet

Fine exceeding the amount of the convicted person’s pay for 7 days but not exceeding the amount of the convicted person’s pay for 14 days

Fine not exceeding the amount of the convicted person’s pay for 7 days

Severe reprimand

Restriction of privileges for a period not exceeding 14 day

Stoppage of leave for a period not exceeding 7 days

Extra duties for a period not exceeding 3 days

Extra drill for not more than 2 sessions of 30 minutes each per day for a period not exceeding 3 days

Reprimand

         (4)   Schedule 3 is modified by inserting in item 1 of Table C “(other than an officer cadet)” after “Officer”.

         (5)   Schedule 3 is modified by inserting after item 1 of Table C:

1A

Officer cadet

Fine exceeding the amount of the convicted person’s pay for 7 days but not exceeding the amount of the convicted person’s pay for 14 day

Fine not exceeding the amount of the convicted person’s pay for 7 days

Severe reprimand

Restriction of privileges for a period not exceeding 14 days

Stoppage of leave for a period not exceeding 7 days

 

 

 

Extra duties for a period not exceeding 3 days

Extra drill for not more than 2 sessions of 30 minutes each per day for a period not exceeding 3 days

Reprimand

         (6)   Schedule 3 is modified by omitting from Table D “Member below non‑commissioned rank” and substituting “Officer cadet or member below non‑commissioned rank”.

[9]           After Part IV

insert

Part V                 Transitional

48            Transitional

         (1)   This regulation applies in relation to amendments made by Schedule 6 to the Defence Legislation Amendment Act 2008.

         (2)   In this regulation:

amendments made by Schedule 6 to the Act means the amendments and repeals made by the provisions of Schedule 6 to the Defence Legislation Amendment Act 2008.

commencement day means the day on which Schedule 6 to the Defence Legislation Amendment Act 2008 commences.

disciplinary infringement has the same meaning as it has in section 169A of the Act.

old DFD Act means the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 as in force immediately before the commencement day.

         (3)   The amendments made by Schedule 6 to the Act apply in relation to a disciplinary infringement committed by a person subject to Part IXA of the old DFD Act before the commencement day if, before the commencement day:

                (a)    the person had not been charged with the offence under the old DFD Act; or

               (b)    the person had been given an infringement notice in relation to the disciplinary infringement under the old DFD Act, but no action to deal with the infringement notice had been taken under the old DFD Act.

Note   Subitem 3 (1) of Schedule 8 to the Defence Legislation Amendment Act 2008 provides for the application of provisions of Schedule 6 in relation to acts and omissions that take place on or after the commencement day.

[10]         Schedule 1, heading

substitute

Schedule 1        Modifications of provisions of the Evidence Act 1971 of the Australian Capital Territory in their application to proceedings before the Australian Military Court

(regulation 29)


Note

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