Defence Amendment Act 2003

Defence Amendment Act 2003

Public Act2003 No 69
Date of assent21 October 2003

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows:

1 Title
  • (1) This Act is the Defence Amendment Act 2003.

    (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 Regulations fixing certain terms and conditions of service
  • Section 46 of the principal Act is amended by repealing paragraph (a), and substituting the following paragraph:

    • (a) the making of grants in the amounts and circumstances prescribed by the regulations to—

      • (i) discharged or retired members of the Armed Forces; or

      • (ii) dependants of members of the Armed Forces; or

      • (iii) dependants of deceased, discharged, or retired members of the Armed Forces; or

      • (iv) the executors or administrators of the estates of deceased members of the Armed Forces (whether or not probate or letters of administration have been granted):.

4 New section 51 substituted
  • The principal Act is amended by repealing section 51, and substituting the following section:

    51 Persons receiving pay but not properly attested
    • A person who, without having been properly attested, has accepted pay as a member of a component of the Armed Forces referred to in section 11(3) to (5)—

      • (a) is a member of that component until discharged; and

      • (b) must be discharged without delay at any time before being properly attested, if he or she so requests.

5 Constitution of cadet forces
  • Section 74(2) of the principal Act is amended by repealing paragraphs (a) and (b), and substituting the following paragraphs:

    • (a) determine the number of units comprising—

      • (i) the Sea Cadet Corps; or

      • (ii) the New Zealand Cadet Corps; or

      • (iii) the Air Training Corps; or

      • (iv) any combination of those corps; and

    • (b) authorise and direct the formation of a unit that is a unit of any of those corps or any combination of them, and determine or approve the size of the unit's membership; and.

6 Regulations
  • Section 101(1) of the principal Act is amended by repealing paragraph (f), and substituting the following paragraph:

    • (f) providing for the enlistment of forces under section 11(3)(e), (4)(d), or (5)(d), and providing for the terms and conditions of service of those forces:.


Legislative history

16 October 2003Divided from Statutes Amendment Bill (No 3), third reading