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SLI 2012 No. 53 Regulations as made
This regulation amends the Military Justice (Interim Measures) (Remuneration and Entitlements) Regulations 2011 to include the adjusted remuneration amounts with a retrospective operation for the Chief Judge Advocate and judge advocates. The regulation is required to pass on the adjustments in line with the prescribed salary adjustments made by the Remuneration Review Tribunal to these positions by virtue of the operation of the Military Justice (Interim Measures) Act (No.1) 2009.
Administered by: Defence
Registered 23 Apr 2012
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR08-May-2012
Tabled Senate10-May-2012
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Defence (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014



Select Legislative Instrument 2012 No. 53


Issued by the authority of the Minister for Defence


Military Justice (Interim Measures) Act (No.1) 2009


Military Justice (Interim Measures)(Remuneration and Entitlements) Amendment Regulation 2012 (No. 1)


Schedule 4, Item 2 of the Military Justice (Interim Measures) Act (No.1) 2009 (the Act) provides that the Governor-General may make regulations prescribing matters required or permitted to be prescribed by the Act, or which are necessary or convenient to be prescribed for carrying out or giving effect to the Act. 


On 16 June 2011, the Governor-General in Council approved the Military Justice (Interim Measures)(Remuneration and Entitlements) Regulations 2011 (the Principal Regulations) which prescribed relevant salary adjustments made by the

Remuneration Review Tribunal, to, among others, certain Defence statutory office holders.


On 20 June 2011 (with effect from 1 July 2011), the Remuneration Review Tribunal further adjusted the salary of statutory office holders, including those Defence positions as outlined in the Principal Regulations.


The Military Justice (Interim Measures)(Remuneration and Entitlements) Amendment Regulation 2012 amends the Principal Regulations to include the adjusted amounts with a retrospective operation. This retrospective operation does not offend ‘Principle B’ of the Senate Standing Committee on Regulations and Ordinances Principles that ‘retrospectivity should not disadvantage any one except the Commonwealth’. The regulation has a beneficial retrospective application to the office holders.


The regulation is expressed to commence on 1 July 2011which is the effective date of the relevant Remuneration Review Tribunal Determination.


The Act does not specify any conditions that need to be met before the power to make the regulation may be exercised.


After consulting the Office of Best Practice Regulation in respect of the need for, and preparation of, a Regulation Impact Statement, it advised that a Regulation Impact Statement was not required (OPBR reference 13496, 31 January 2012), as there were no regulatory impacts on business or the not-for-profit sector made by the regulation.


Only internal Defence consultation was necessary because the amendments did not have any potential implications relating to other government departments or agencies or non-government organisations.


The regulation is a legislative instrument for the purposes of the Legislative Instruments Act 2003.