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Armed Forces Act 2006

Section 124: CO to hear charge allocated for summary hearing

268.This section requires an accused’s CO to hear charges which are allocated for summary hearing. This duty ceases to apply to a charge, if the CO substitutes another charge, discontinues proceedings or refers the case to the DSP, or if the accused elects to be tried by the Court Martial. The duty also ceases to apply if either the charge ceases to meet the requirements of section 52 (requirements for charges to be capable of being heard summarily) or the permission of a senior officer (under section 54) is needed for summary hearing and that permission is not obtained.

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