08 August 2009

This week in Parliament, Courts and Tribunals (10 August 2009) . . .

The following legislative activities, which affect Australian servicemembers and veterans or concern military justice issues, are occurring this week in the Parliament of Australia:

Parliament returns from its winter recess this week; however, there are no committee hearings on military personnel or veterans matters.


The following military justice and veterans cases are occurring this week:

High Court of Australia

The full High Court will next sit on Monday, 24 August 2009.

Lane v. Morrison, case [2009] HCA 5, which was argued in April, is due to be decided at any time. The case involves a servicemember in the Royal Australian Navy who challenged the constitutionality of the newly created Australian Military Court after charges were brought against him. This blog has previously discussed the Lane case here.

Federal Court of Australia

Friday, 14 August 2009

Kowalski v. Repatriation Commission, case SAD26/2009. Veteran's claim appeal under the Veterans' Entitlement Act 1986 from decision of single judge to full court.

Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal

The Tribunal is in recess; it will next sit on 10 September 2009.

Australian Military Court

There are no cases this week.

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