09 October 2011

This week in Parliament, Courts and Tribunals (10 October 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:

Both Houses of Parliament are sitting this week.

The following Committee hearings are occurring which concern the subject matter of this blog:

Tuesday, 11 October 2011

Senate Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee, hearing on Effectiveness of the Australian Government's response to Australian citizens who are kidnapped and held for ransom overseas, 1750 - 1950 hours, Committee Room 2S1 Parliament House. Terms of referen can be found here and submission here. ASIO's unclassfiled submission can be found here.

House and Senate Joint Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, hearing on Inquiry into Australia's Human Rights Dialogues with China and Vietnam, 1300 - 1400 hours, Committee Room 1R4. Terms of reference can be found here and submissions here.

Wednesday, 12 October 2011

House and Senate Joint Committee on National Capital and External Territories, hearing on Inquiry into administration of the National Memorials Ordinance 1928, 0800 - 0900 hours, Committee Room 2S3 Parliament House. Terms of reference can be found here. The Returned & Services League of Australia's submission can be found here and other submissions can be found here. [Disclaimer: I am a member and office holder within the RSL.] (The hearing will continue on Friday, 14 October 2011.)

Friday, 14 October 2011

House and Senate Joint Committee on National Capital and External Territories, hearing on Inquiry into administration of the National Memorials Ordinance 1928, 0800 - 0900 hours, Committee Room 2S3 Parliament House. Terms of reference can be found here. The Returned & Services League of Australia's submission can be found here and other submissions can be found here. [Disclaimer: I am a member and office holder within the RSL.]

High Court of Australia

No happenings this week in the High Court with respect to the subject matter of this blog.

Federal Court of Australia

Daily Listings can be found here. No cases are being heard by the Full Federal Court this week which involve the subject matter of this blog.

Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal

The DFDAT next sits on 27 and 28 October 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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