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70.1.1 Cadets are not members of the Defence Force


Part V of the Defence Act constitutes the Australian Cadet Corps and specifically provides that a cadet is not a member of the Army (S62(4)) and that an officer or instructor in the Cadet Corps does not become a member of the Army by virtue of that appointment (S62(3)) (although they may be such by virtue of other service). Similar provisions apply to the Naval Reserve Cadets and the Air Training Corps. See the discussion of the Cadet Corps at 71.3.