27 February 2010

This week in Parliament, Courts and Tribunals (1 March 2010)

The following legislative activities, which affect Australian servicemembers, veterans or concern military justice issues, relate to freedom of information or national security, are occurring this week in the Parliament of Australia:

Monday, 1 March 2010

Senate Community Affairs References Committee, Hearing on Suicide in Australia, 0900 - 1645 hours, Committee Room 2S1, Parliament House, Canberra. Terms of reference can be found here. Department of Veterans' Affairs submission can be found here in PDF. A complete list of submissions can be found here.

Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Senate Community Affairs References Committee, Hearing on Suicide in Australia, hours TBD, Brisbane Convention Centre, Brisbane, Queensland. Terms of reference can be found here. Department of Veterans' Affairs submission can be found here in PDF. A complete list of submissions can be found here.

Wednesday, 3 March 2010


Senate Community Affairs References Committee, Hearing on Suicide in Australia, 0900 - 1700 hours, New South Wales State Parliament, Sydney, New South Wales. Terms of reference can be found here. Department of Veterans' Affairs submission can be found here in PDF. A complete list of submissions can be found here.


Thursday, 4 March 2010

Senate Community Affairs References Committee, Hearing on Suicide in Australia, hours TBD, St James Court Conference Centre, Melbourne, Victoria. Terms of reference can be found here. Department of Veterans' Affairs submission can be found here in PDF. A complete list of submissions can be found here.

High Court of Australia

The High Court is not holding any hearings until 12 March 2010, which will be special leave applications. None of these applications involve issues pertinent to this blog. For a list of the special leave applications go here and here.

Federal Court of Australia (Full Court)

Wednesday, 3 March 2010

Bienstein v. Attorney General [2009] FCA 1501, VID 13/2010, Settlement of Index, Freedom of Information Act 1982: request for access to documents - failure to make decision within 30 days - deemed refusal to grant access. Question: Whether Administrative Appeals Tribunal had the power to order that a decision be made?

Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal

The Tribunal currently has 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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