Defence Forces (Temporary Provisions) Act, 1923

Officers holding commissions during pleasure.

15.—All Officers of the Forces shall hold their commissions during the pleasure of the Executive Council, but the commission of an Officer shall not be cancelled without the holder thereof being notified in writing of any complaint or charge made, or any action proposed to be taken against him, nor without his being called upon to show cause in relation thereto:

Provided that no such notification shall be necessary in the case of an officer absent from duty without leave for a period of three months or more.