28 March 2010

This week in Parliament, Courts and Tribunals (29 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:

Parliament is in recess. Both the Senate and House will reconvene on 11 May 2010, but there are still Committee hearings occurring this week during the recess.

Tuesday, 30 March 2010


Senate and House Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Joint Committee, Review of the Defence Annual Report 2008-2009, Parliament House, room 2R1, 0900 - 1500 hours,

Senate Community Affairs References Committee, Hearing on Suicide in Australia, 1300 - 1700 hours, Committee Room 2, West Australian Legislative Assembly, 1/11 Harvest Terrace, Perth. 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. [Note the deadline to submit and submission had been extended until 24 June 2010. Anyone seeking to make a submission can learn how to here.]

Wednesday, 31 March 2010

Senate Community Affairs References Committee, Hearing on Suicide in Australia, 0900 - 1530 hours, Committee Room 2, West Australian Legislative Assembly, 1/11 Harvest Terrace, Perth. 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. [Note the deadline to submit and submission had been extended until 24 June 2010. Anyone seeking to make a submission can learn how to here.]

High Court of Australia

The High Court is sitting this week but none of the cases that will be heard involve matters pertaining to this blog. To view the cases that will be heard go here.

Federal Court of Australia (Full Court)

No cases involving the subject matter of this blog are being heard by the Full Court this week.

Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal

The Tribunal currently has no scheduled sittings for 2010.

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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