Defence
The Judge Advocate General (JAG) makes procedural rules for service tribunals, participates in the appointment of Judge Advocates, Defence Force Magistrates, and also legal officers for various purposes, and reports to the Minister for Defence annually on the operation of the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982. The JAG is assisted administratively by the Chief Judge Advocate and Registrar of Military Justice. The JAG must be, or have been, a Justice or Judge of a federal court or the Supreme Court of a State or Territory. One or more Deputy JAGs (DJAGs) may be appointed to assist the JAG. A DJAG must be, or have been, a Justice or Judge of a federal court or the Supreme Court of a State or Territory or an enrolled legal practitioner of not less than five years standing. Both offices may be filled by a person who is also a member of the ADF or an active Reservist.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    Defence Force Discipline Act 1982, section 179

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    Yes

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Creation Date

    31 December 1982

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