05 April 2010

This week in Parliament, Courts and Tribunals (5 April 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.

Wednesday, 7 April 2010

House Petitions Committee, Inquiry into the work of the Petitions Committee, 0930 hours, Sydney. The terms of reference can be found here. A submission was made by Bernard Wright, Clerk of the House of Represenatives, which can be found here. The transcript of a hearing which occured last month can be found here. [Note: This hearing concerns petitions being filed in the House of Representatives, including the effectiveness and adequancy of the current process.]

Thursday, 8 April 2010


Senate and House Public Works Committee (Joint), Proposed construction of housing for the Department of Defence at Voyager Point, Liverpool, NSW, 1530 - 1700 hours, Revesby, New South Wales. Defence Housing Australia has made an 87 page submission which can be viewed here.

High Court of Australia

The High Court next sits in Canberra on 13 April 2010. None of the cases that will be heard next week involve matters pertaining to the subject matter of 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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