Military Court

DFWA and ADSO have some significant concerns in relation to the Military Court of Australia Bill 2010 (“the Bill”). The Bill, when enacted, will establish the Military Court of Australia to try serious service offences alleged against members of the Australian Defence Force, in place of the present system of trial by court martial and Defence Force Magistrate.

While legislation to provide for the Court to be established has been delayed, we continue to strongly oppose the provisions of the Bill which would provide for the trial of serious service offences in the MCA by judge or federal magistrate alone, rather than, in effect, a jury of peers. We maintain that this is at the very least against the spirit of the Australian Constitution.

Military Court of Australia Bill 2010

DFWA 2010 submission

277 Update - November 2012
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272 Update - June 2012
Military Superannuation - ADF Workplace Remuneration Arrangement 2011-2014 - Release of Service Records - Jet Fuel Exposure - Military Court of Australia - Unfair Balance of Legal Resources at the Administrative Appeals tribunal - Application Fee for Submissions to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal
265 Update - October 2011
Workplace Remuneration Arrangement - Do the Greens Support the ADF or Not ? - Government Dragging the Chain
259 Update - April 2011
The ADFA Incident - Military Court of Australia - Senate Inquiry - Fair Indexation Bill - Minister Wong offers Tacit Support
255 Update - October 2010
Charging of members of Special Operartions Task Force
243 Update - September 2009
Military Justice Dilemma - Phase 2 Living In Accommodation Project - Military Superannuation
8 MAY 2008
DFWA Submission - Review Of Legislative Instruments Act
7 APRIL 2011
Submission to Attorney General: MILITARY COURT OF AUSTRALIA BILL (2010)