High Court of Australia

Li v Chief of Army [2013] HCA 49

88 ALJR 110; 303 ALR 397

27 Nov 2013

Case Number: S162/2013

Before

French CJ, Crennan, Kiefel, Bell, Gageler JJ

Catchwords

Defence – Military forces – Discipline – Service offences ¬– Offence of creating a disturbance on service land – Meaning of "disturbance" – Physical and fault elements of "creating" a disturbance – Whether violence or threat of violence necessary to existence of "disturbance" – Whether "creating" a disturbance has one or two physical elements.

Words and phrases – "creating a disturbance", "disturbance".

Criminal Code (Cth) – Ch 2.

Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 (Cth) – s 33(b).

Defence Force Discipline Appeals Act 1955 (Cth).

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