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August

Education assistance

Makes routine adjustments to education cost allowances.

The changes will be available in Chapter 8 Part 4 Division 2 and Division 4 and Chapter 15 Part 6 Division 2, Division 4 and Division 5 on the date of effect.

Defence Determination 2018/35, Education assistance, date of effect 6 September 2018.PDF (227KB) | Word (76KB)

Benchmark schools and approved summer schools

Makes adjustments to benchmark schools and approved summer schools at some overseas posting locations.

The changes are available in Chapter 15 Part 6 Division 1, Division 2, Annex 15.6.A and Annex 15.6.B.

Defence Determination 2018/33, Benchmark schools and approved summer schools, date of effect 9 August 2018.PDF (123KB) | Word (98KB)

Location allowances and disturbance allowance

Adjustments are made to location allowances and disturbance allowance rates. These changes will available in Chapter 4 Part 4 Division 1, Division 2, Division 3, Division 4 and Division 6 and Chapter 6 Part 1 Division 1 on the date of effect.

Defence Determination 2018/34, Location allowances and disturbance allowance, date of effect 20 September 2018. PDF (110KB) | Word (85KB)

July

Meals

Changes have been made to the meal allowance provisions to clarify when a member may be required to make a contribution towards meals and when a member may be eligible to food allowance. These changes are available in Chapter 7 Part 9 Division 1 and Division 2.

Defence Determination 2018/32, Meals, date of effect 12 July 2018. PDF (101KB) | Word (77KB)

Member choice accommodation and utilities

Member choice accommodation has been renamed to simplify the title of the provision. The eligiblity for assistance with utitlities has been amended to include members who are living in member choice accommodation. These changes are available in Chapter 7 Part 7 and Part 10.

Defence Determination 2018/31, Member choice accommodation and reimbursement for utilities, date of effect 12 July 2018. PDF (92KB) | Word (68KB)

Parking

The contribution rate for parking at CDF specified location has been increased. This change is available in Chapter 4 Part 11.

Defence Determination 2018/30, Parking, date of effect 12 July 2018. PDF (94KB) | Word (71KB)

Application to Reservists: Yes, in certain circumstances.




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