(1) The Defence Minister may make a written determination that a person, or a class of persons, who engage, or have engaged, in activities, or who perform, or have performed, acts:
(a) at the request or direction of the Defence Force; or
(b) for the benefit of the Defence Force; or
(c) in relation to the Defence Force, under a requirement made by or under a Commonwealth law;
are taken to be, or to have been, members for the purposes of this Act.
Note: The determination may be varied or revoked (see subsection 33(3) of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 ).
(2) The determination must specify:
(a) the date (which may be retrospective) from which the determination applies; and
(b) the person, or class of persons, to whom the determination applies; and
(c) the activities or acts, or classes of activities or acts, to which the determination applies.
(3) The date referred to in paragraph (2)(a) must be, or be after, the date on which this section commences.
(4) A determination, or a variation or revocation of a determination, is a legislative instrument.