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General provisions relating to directions

             (1)  Unless otherwise provided by this Act, a person who is permitted to give a direction under this Act may give the direction orally or in writing (including by electronic means).

             (2)  Unless otherwise provided by this Act, a direction that is given under this Act in writing is not a legislative instrument.

             (3)  A later direction overrides an earlier direction to the extent of any inconsistency.

When Defence Force members need not comply

             (4)  A member of the Australian Defence Force is not required to comply with a direction given to the member under this Act to the extent that the direction is inconsistent with an order or other exercise of command under sections 8 and 9 of the Defence Act 1903 .

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