26 February 2012

This week in Parliament, Courts and Tribunals (27 February 2012)

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:

Monday, 27 February 2012

House and Senate Joint Standing Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade, Review of the Defence Annual Report 2009/2010, Committee Room 1R1, 1745 hours. A list of Submission with links can be found here, and Reports here.

Thursday, 1 March 2012

Senate Legal and Constitutional Affairs Legislation Committee, Access to Justice (Federal Jurisdiction) Amendment Bill 2011 [Provisions], Committee Room 2S1, 1615 hours. A list of Submissions with links can be found here. Summary: Amends the Federal Court of Australia Act 1976 to clarify that the Federal Court or judge may make orders for the costs of discovery during litigation and for pre-trial oral examination about discovery; five Acts to clarify the circumstances in which suppression and non-publications orders can be made, what information they can cover and details they should contain; the Family Law Act 1975, Federal Court of Australia Act 1976, Federal Magistrates Act 1999 and Judiciary Act 1903 to clarify the circumstances in which vexatious proceedings orders can be made and the kinds of orders that can be made, without affecting the courts’ other powers; the Family Law Act 1975 to align the jurisdictional limit for matters heard by family law magistrates in Western Australia with the Federal Magistrates Court; and the Administrative Appeals Tribunal Act 1975 to change the way fees are paid in the Administrative Appeals Tribunal.

Friday, 2 March 2012

Senate Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Legislation, Defence Trade Controls Bill 2011 [Provisions], Committee Room 1S4, 0900 hours. A list of Submission with links can be found here.

High Court of Australia

The High Court is hearing several cases this week but none involve the subject matter of this blog. To view this weeks cases go here and here.

Federal Court of Australia

Monday, 27 February 2012

Ranjit Shamsher Jung Bahadur Rana v Military Rehabilitation and Compensation Commission, SAD202/2010 [South Australia Registry]

Friday, 2 March 2012

John Raymond Watkins v Repatriation Commission, VID63/2012 [Victoria Registry]

Defence Force Discipline Appeal Tribunal

The DFDAT next sits on 16 and 17 March 2012.

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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