Defence Amendment Act 2000

Defence Amendment Act 2000

Public Act2000 No 59
Date of assent14 November 2000

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Defence Amendment Act 2000.

    (2) In this Act, the Defence Act 1990 is called the principal Act.

2 Commencement
  • This Act comes into force on the day after the date on which it receives the Royal assent.

3 Use of Armed Forces to provide public service or assist civil power
  • Section 9(8)(b) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the word when, and substituting the words before or after.

4 Cadet officers
  • Section 76(f) of the principal Act is amended by omitting the words in the Gazette, and substituting the words to the cadet forces.

5 Assistance to cadet forces
  • Section 78 of the principal Act is amended—

    • (a) by omitting from subsections (1)(e) and (f), and (2) the words regular forces, and substituting in each case the words Armed Forces:

    • (b) by omitting from subsection (1)(f) the words of programmes:

    • (c) by inserting in subsection (2), after the words cadet forces, the words under subsection (1)(e).

6 Transitional provisions
  • Section 102 of the principal Act is amended by repealing subsection (9), and substituting the following subsection:

    • (9) Every member of the regular forces whose service commenced before the commencement of this Act is entitled, on completion of that service, to an Armed Forces Terminal Benefit of an amount prescribed by the Chief of the Defence Force in accordance with criteria applying immediately before that commencement.


Legislative history

9 November 2000Divided from the Statutes Amendment Bill (No 7) as reported from the Justice and Electoral Committee (Bill 334-A2), third reading