20 June 2010

This week in Parliament, Courts and Tribunals (21 June 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:

Wednesday, 23 June 2010

House Petition Committee, Inquiry into the work of the Petitions Committee, 1015 hours. The terms of reference can be found here and the submissions here. A report will be issued after the matters has been tabled and hearings concluded. The report can be found here when it is published.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Full House of Representatives is expected to take up and debate Veterans' Affairs and Other Legislation Amendment (Miscellaneous Measures).

* Senate order of business for this week is not yet available (it should be available between 1100 hours and noon time on Monday, 21 June 2010). When it is you can find it here.

High Court of Australia

Monday, 21 June 2010

The High Court is hearing one case in Brisbane today but it does not involve any of the subject matters pertaining to this blog.

Thursday, 24 June 2010

The High Court is hearing several cases in Brisbane today but none involve subject matters pertaining to this blog.

Federal Court of Australia (Full Court)

Thursday, 24 June 2010

Kowalski v. Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission [2010] FCA 408, SAD56/2010. Case involves an appeal from a decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal where it had affirmed the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission's decision rejecting a claim for compensation. Case issues: Whether Compensation (Commonwealth Government Employees) Act 1971 applies? Application of Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 and consideration of "material degree" test. Errors in fact finding not errors on a matter of law as required by the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1973.

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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