The amendments to the Defence Reserve Service (Protection) Act 2001 come into effect on 27 November 17.
The changes will only apply in relation to Defence service that starts on or after 27 Nov 17. For periods of Defence service that commenced before 27 Nov 17, the protections in the previous version of the Act will still apply.
The changes to the Act relate to the following areas:
Protection against discrimination
Financial liability and bankruptcy protection
Enforcement of the Act and remedies that are available.