Opinion Number. 440

Subject

DEFENCE FORCES WHETHER COMMONWEALTH HAS POWER TO PREVENT MEMBERS OF CITIZEN DEFENCE FORCE FROM ACTING AS SPECIAL CONSTABLES OF STATE

Author
Date
Client
The Minister for Defence

The Minister for Defence asks to be advised on a question raised by Mr McDougall, M.P. as to whether the Department of Defence has power to prevent members of the Citizen Defence Force from acting as special constables of a State.

In my opinion the Defence Department has no such power.

[Vol. 9, p. 413]