The Living Force
I saw it spelled out somewhere, but couldn't locate it when I attempted to find it again. Otherwise, it was from comments to the referenced Sott article - Dean indicated the law was quietly passed last year:Any source for this?
Found this:A bill is before federal parliament to enable the ADF, Reserves and foreign military forces and police to be used in Australian emergencies. It gives them immunity from civil or criminal prosecution for actions arising from these emergency duties. "Emergencies" are undefined.
It is called the “Defence Legislation Amendment (Enhancement of Defence Force response to Emergencies) Bill, 2020”.
I'm not finding that Royal Assent was obtained, but based on the following, it probably was:Date introduced: 3 September 2020
House: House of Representatives
Commencement: The day after the Act receives Royal Assent.
The Surveillance Legislation Amendment (Identify and Disrupt) Bill 2020 was rushed through parliament in 24 hours - dated August 31, 2021 - Link