But which court would have jurisdiction? Australia has no federal criminal court; offences against the Commonwealth Criminal Code are tried at State level. So which state would have jurisdiction? The state in which the soldier resides or the one where he is / was based? Or would the ACT courts have , based on the Territory Offences schedules of the DFDA?
Bob, the offences are tried in the State courts but under Federal legislation. Its a trap for young players who rock up to a magistrates court to represent someone charged with a social security offence to suddenly find there is a whole new playground to navigate through.
Where any charges arising out of this dogs breakfast are heard I have no idea but someone is going to have make a decision otherwise there might well be a referral to the International Criminal Court (or whatever it is called) in the Hague which would be incredibly embarrassing for the bloody politicians who are running for cover.