Defence Amendment Bill

  • discharged on 11 March 2015

Hon Dr Jonathan Coleman

Defence Amendment Bill

Government Bill


As reported from the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Committee




1 Title

2 Commencement

3 Principal Act amended

Part 1
Amendments to Defence Act 1990

4 Long Title amended

5 Interpretation

6 Chief of Defence Force

7 Constitution of Defence Force

8 New section 12 substituted

9 New section 13 substituted

10 New sections 15 and 16 substituted

11 Circumstances in which members of one Service are deemed attached to another Service

12 Transfer for employment with other forces

13 Attachment of members of New Zealand Armed Forces to other armed forces

14 Heading to Part 3 amended

15 Secretary of Defence

16 Chief of Defence Force

17 New sections 25A to 25B inserted

18 New sections 27A to 27E inserted

19 New section 28 substituted

20 Chiefs of Service Committee

21 Delegation of functions, duties, and powers

22 New section 31A inserted

23 New Part 3A inserted

24 Appointment, promotion, and discharge of officers

25 Section 39 repealed

26 Liability for service in reserve forces

27 Further provisions relating to Proclamations

28 Protection of employment when Proclamation made

29 Discretion to waive or postpone requirement for continuous service

30 Conditions of service in Armed Forces

31 Special service

32 Power to declare situation of national interest in relation to special service

33 Protection of employment when situation of national interest declared

34 Heading above section 58 amended

35 Unit and other non-public funds

36 Appointment of members of Civil Staff

37 New sections 68A and 68B inserted

38 Territorial Forces Employer Support Council

39 New sections 91B and 91C inserted

40 Regulations

Part 2
Consequential amendments

41 Consequential amendments

Consequential amendments

Legislative history

The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: