Military Justice Legislation Amendment Bill

About this bill

This is an omnibus bill introduced in accordance with Standing Order 263(a). The purpose of this bill is to update the military justice system and to align it with the criminal justice system by enhancing victims’ rights, amending the Armed Forces Discipline Act 1971, the Court Martial Act 2007, and the Court Martial Appeals Act 1953.

Current status

Royal Assent given 28 September 2018.
Enacted as the Military Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2018 (2018/36)

Member of Parliament responsible
Bill type

Government bill


All data
Bill type Government bill
Parliament 52
Ref 299-2
Introduced 15 August 2017
First reading 7 December 2017
Select Committee Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee
Public submissions due 2 March 2018
Select Committee report back 4 May 2018
Second reading 3 July 2018
Committee of the whole House 24 July 2018
Third reading 20 September 2018
Royal Assent 28 September 2018
Enacted as Military Justice Legislation Amendment Act 2018 (2018/36)
Divided No

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