10 January 2010

This week in Parliament, Courts and Tribunals (11 Jan 2010)

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

The House and Senate are both in recess until 2 February 2010.

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

High Court of Australia

The High Court is not sitting this week and the website has not been updated since 3 December 2009. [If the High Court's website is updated with cases to be argued this week, and if any involve military or veterans issues, this post will be updated as well.]

Federal Court of Australia (Full Court)

Friday, 15 January 2010

Kowalski v. Superannuation Complaints Tribunal [2009], FCA 1466, SAD 192/2009, hearing by full court. Case concerns the Superannuation (Resolution of Complaints) Act 1993. But there was a disqualification motion, which was denied, concerning an alleged conflict of interest in Kowalski v. Repatriation Commission [2009] FCA 794. [Note: the appeal in that case is scheduled for hearing on 16 February 2010 by the full court.]

Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal

Presently there are no scheduled sittings.

Veterans' Review Board

For a full list of this week's cases in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Perth and Sydney go here.

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