In the defence of Australia, the ADF coexists and co-operates with other bodies such as the police and intelligence agencies. However, for the ADF personnel, they live and work under a dual system of laws. On the one hand they adhere to the laws of armed conflict during operations, whilst on the other they comply with their own code of 'military law'. In peacetime, the ADF also continue to function under 'military law' as well as carry the same social obligations as other citizens pursuant to 'civilian law'. This unit will examine these systems of laws and their applicability to all relevant stakeholders in the defence of Australia.
Topic 1. Introduction to Australian military law
Topic 2. Military Discipline Law
Topic 3. Military Administrative Law
Topic 4. Military Operations Law
Topic 5. ADF Call-out powers: Aid to the civil powers by the ADF
Topic 6. Australian National Security Law.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Outline the historical background, and reception of, the Australian military legal system;||Knowledge of a discipline|
|2||Explain the laws and judicial system applicable to the ADF both here and abroad;||Knowledge of a discipline|
|3||Outline the recent historical background to the relevant national security laws;||Knowledge of a discipline|
|4||Critically evaluate examples of military and constitutional law cases;||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|5||Critically evaluate examples of the application of national security legislation;||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline|
|6||Develop arguments and reflect on the long-term impact of national security laws; and||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|7||Develop arguments and reflect on the future of the Australian military legal system.||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 3
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