Defence (Visiting Forces) Amendment (Privileges and Immunities) Regulation 2014

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Defence (Visiting Forces) Amendment (Privileges and Immunities) Regulation 2014
 
Select Legislative Instrument No. 116, 2014
I, Kevin Scarce AC CSC RANR, Administrator of the Government of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting with the advice of the Federal Executive Council, make the following regulation.
Dated 04 August 2014
Kevin Scarce
Administrator
By His Excellency’s Command
George Brandis QC
Attorney‑General
 
  
  
Contents
1............ Name of regulation.............................................................................. 1
2............ Commencement................................................................................... 1
3............ Authority............................................................................................. 1
4............ Schedules............................................................................................ 1
Schedule 1—Amendments                                                                                                2
Part 1—Immunities for members of civilian components of certain visiting forces          2
Defence (Visiting Forces) Regulations 1963                                                         2
Part 2—Immunities for use etc. of certain vehicles                                       3
Defence (Visiting Forces) Regulations 1963                                                         3
 
1  Name of regulation
                   This regulation is the Defence (Visiting Forces) Amendment (Privileges and Immunities) Regulation 2014.
2  Commencement
                   Each provision of this regulation specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.
 
Commencement information

Column 1
Column 2

Provisions
Commencement

1.  Regulations 1 to 4 and anything in this regulation not elsewhere covered by this table
The day after this regulation is registered.

2.  Schedule 1, Part 1
The day after this regulation is registered.

3.  Schedule 1, Part 2
The later of:
(a) the day after this regulation is registered; and
(b) the day the Force Posture Agreement between the Government of Australia and the Government of the United States of America comes into force for Australia.

3  Authority
                   This regulation is made under the Defence (Visiting Forces) Act 1963.
4  Schedules
                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.
Schedule 1—Amendments
Part 1—Immunities for members of civilian components of certain visiting forces
Defence (Visiting Forces) Regulations 1963
1  Regulation 6 (heading)
Repeal the heading, substitute:
6  Immunities relating to tolls and permissions etc.
2  Subregulation 6(2)
Repeal the subregulation, substitute:
             (2)  For paragraph 16(2)(b) of the Act, the immunities conferred by subsection 123(1) of the Defence Act 1903 on members of the Defence Force are conferred on members of a visiting force as if:
                     (a)  references to the Defence Force in subsection 123(1) of the Defence Act 1903 were references to the relevant visiting force; and
                     (b)  the reference in paragraph 123(1)(a) of the Defence Act 1903 to the Commonwealth included a reference to the sending country in relation to the relevant visiting force.
             (3)  For paragraph 16(2)(b) of the Act, the immunities conferred by subsection 123(1) of the Defence Act 1903 on members of the Defence Force, to the extent that those immunities relate to the use, possession or registration of a vehicle, are conferred on members of a civilian component of a visiting force of the United States of America, Singapore or Papua New Guinea as if:
                     (a)  references to the Defence Force in subsection 123(1) of the Defence Act 1903 were references to the relevant civilian component of the relevant visiting force; and
                     (b)  the reference in paragraph 123(1)(a) of the Defence Act 1903 to the Commonwealth included a reference to the sending country in relation to the relevant visiting force.
Part 2—Immunities for use etc. of certain vehicles
Defence (Visiting Forces) Regulations 1963
3  At the end of regulation 6
Add:
             (4)  For paragraph 16(2)(b) of the Act:
                     (a)  a member of a visiting force of the United States of America; or
                     (b)  a member of a civilian component of such a visiting force;
is not bound by any law of a State or Territory that would require the member to have permission (whether in the form of a licence or otherwise) to use or to have in his or her possession, or would require the member to register, a vehicle hired or leased by the United States of America.
             (5)  Subregulation (4) does not limit subregulation (2) or (3).