30 May 2011

This week in Congress (30 May 2011)

The following legislative activities, which affect U.S. servicemembers and veterans or concern military justice issues, are occurring this week in the U.S. Congress and in Commissions:

Monday, 30 May 2011

MEMORIAL DAY HOLIDAY

The Senate is in recess this week. The House is in session after the Memorial Day holiday.

Wednesday, 1 June 2011

House Veterans' Affairs Committee, hearing on Putting America's Veterans Back to Work, 1000 hours, 334 Cannon House Office Building.

Thursday, 2 June 2011

House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Economic Opportunity, hearing on Transition Assistance Program and VetSuccess on Campus Program, 1000 hours, Room 334 Cannon House Office Building.

House Veterans' Affairs Committee, Subcommittee on Disability Assistance and Memorial Affairs, hearing "An Examination of Poorly Performing U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs Regional Offices, 1330 Hours, 334 Cannon House Office Building.
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For this week in military justice go to CAAFlog here.

Memorial Day (USA) . . . a time for reflection


Today is Memorial Day in the United States. Despite me being a half a world away in my other home country of Australia - it is time of reflection; to remember and honor all of our members of the Armed Forces who made the ultimate sacrifice for our country and our freedoms.

Lest we forget.

This week in Parliament, Courts and Tribunals (30 May 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:

Monday, 30 May 2011

House - Question Time, 1400 - 1530 hours.

Senate - Budget Estimates on Defence, 0900 - 2300 hours.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Senate - Budget Estimates on Defence, continued from Monday, 0900 - 1830 hours.

Senate - Budget Estimates on Veterans Affairs, 1830 - 2300 hours.


Friday, 3 June 2011


House and Senate Joint Public Works Committee, hearing on Proposed Australian Defence Force Academy Redevelopment, 1130 - 1500 hours. The Terms of Reference can be found here. There was one submissions received, which was from the Department of Defence. To view the submission go here.

High Court of Australia

Monday, 30 May 2011

The High Court is hearing numerous appeals today. None involve subject matter of this blog. To view the list of case go here.

Federal Court of Australia (Full Court)

No cases are being heard this week which involve the subject matter of this blog.

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.

29 May 2011

Back to blogging

The RSL Congress is out of session and I'm back to blogging. The last few months I have not been able to blog that much due to pressing issues with the RSL and also my study obligations. But now I have time to blog. So much going on both in the Australia and the States to blog about.

01 May 2011

Blog on holiday for May 2011

The blog is on holiday for the month of May 2011. I'll be busy preparing for the RSL Congress and Sean is preparing for deployment; Nick has fell off the radar . . . presumably busy with his last year of law school.

Blogging will resume the first week of June 2011.