15 August 2009

This week in Parliament, Courts and Tribunals (17 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:

Wednesday, 19 August 2009

Joint Committee on Public Accounts and Audit, hearing on Inquiry into financial reporting and equipment acquisition at the Department of Defence and Defence Material Organisation, 1115, Committee room 2R1, Parliament House

Friday, 21 August 2009

Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, Review of the Defence Annual Report 2007-2008, 0845, Committee room 2R1, Parliament House

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

High Court of Australia

Monday, 17 August 2009

The full High Court is sitting in Sydney to hear special leave applications none of which relate to military or veterans issues.

The full High Court will next sit on Monday, 24 August 2009, in Canberra, to hear appeals but none of the cases that week involve military or veterans issues.

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

The full court is not hearing any military or veterans cases this week.

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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