26 March 2011

This week in Parliament, Courts and Tribunals (28 March 2011)

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:

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee, Department of Defence's request for tender for aviation contracts and associated issues, 0815 - 1300 hours, Committee Room 2S1, Parliament House. Terms of Reference can be found here. Submissions can be found here.

Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Joint House and Senate Committee on Cyber-Safety, hearing on Cyber-Safety, 0900 - 1330 hours. The Terms of Reference can be found here. To review the submissions received go here.

High Court of Australia

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

No case are being heard today that involve the subject matter of this blog. However, to view a list of appeals being heard by the full court go here.

Federal Court of Australia (Full Court)

Monday, 28 March 2011

Kowalski v Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission [2010] FCA 408, SAD56/2010. Appeal from decision of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal – where the AAT affirmed the Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission’s decision rejecting a claim for compensation – whether Compensation (Commonwealth Government Employees) Act 1971 (Cth) applies – application of the Safety, Rehabilitation and Compensation Act 1988 (Cth) – consideration of whether gastro oesophageal reflux disease was caused or contributed to by employment – consideration of “material degree” test in relation to the definition of disease – errors in fact finding not errors on a matter of law as required by s 44 of the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 (Cth) – appellant asserted procedural fairness was not afforded to him – no denial of procedural fairness – appeal dismissed

Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal


The DFDAT next sits on 16 and 17 June 2011.

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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