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Summary Authority Amendment Rules 2022

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  • - F2022L01008
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This instrument amends the Summary Authority Rules 2019, which prescribe the rules and processes that are to be undertaken by a summary authority in conducting a summary authority proceeding under the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982.
Administered by: Defence
Registered 25 Jul 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR26-Jul-2022
Tabled Senate27-Jul-2022
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Summary Authority Amendment Rules 2022

I, John Rush, AO, RFD, QC, Rear Admiral RAN, Judge Advocate General, make the following rules.

Dated                           20 July 2022

John Rush, AO, RFD, QC, Rear Admiral RAN

Judge Advocate General

 

  

  


Contents

1............ Name............................................................................................................................. 1

2............ Commencement............................................................................................................. 1

3............ Authority....................................................................................................................... 1

4............ Schedules...................................................................................................................... 1

Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                                          2

Summary Authority Rules 2019                                                                                                           2

 


1  Name

                   This instrument is the Summary Authority Amendment Rules 2022.

2  Commencement

             (1)  Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1.  The whole of this instrument

At the same time as Schedule 2 to the Defence Legislation Amendment (Discipline Reform) Act 2021 commences.

 

Note:          This table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

             (2)  Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under section 149 of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

Schedule 1Amendments

  

Summary Authority Rules 2019

1  Subrule 7(2)

Repeal the subrule, substitute:

             (2)  If an accused person makes a request under subrule (1), the person whose services are requested must be permitted to defend the accused person unless the services of the person are not reasonably available.

2  Paragraph 9(4)(c)

Omit “, 110 or 111”, substitute “or 110”.

3  Subrule 41(1)

Omit “sentencing”, substitute “the imposition of punishment”.

4  After Part 8

Insert:

Part 9Application and transitional provisions

Division 1Amendments consequential on the Defence Legislation Amendment (Discipline Reform) Act 2021

Rule 46  Application of amendments made by the Summary Authority Amendment Rules 2022

                   The amendments made to these Rules by the Summary Authority Amendment Rules 2022 apply in relation to a service offence committed, or alleged to have been committed, by a person at or after the commencement of Schedule 2 to the Defence Legislation Amendment (Discipline Reform) Act 2021.

5  Paragraph 2 of Schedule 1

Omit “/SUBSA”.

6  Paragraph 5 of Schedule 1

Omit “, as outlined in Schedule 3”, substitute “applicable under section 69B or 69C”.

7  Paragraph 14 of Schedule 1

Omit “If your charges are being heard by a subordinate summary authority, you are not entitled to request a legal officer as your defending officer. Only at a hearing before a CO or SUPSA is the summary authority permitted to consider granting leave for representation by a legal officer.”.