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September

Senior officers

This Determination provides transitional salary arrangements when a Senior Officer transitions out of the Permanent Force to the Reserves.

These changes are be available in Chapter 3 Part 1 Division 1 .

DFRT Determination No. 8 of 2017, Salaries - Senior Officer - amendment, date of effect 20 September 2017. PDF (241KB) | Word (140KB)

Education assistance and benchmark schools

This Determination amends provisions relating education assistance and benchmark schools in the USA.

These changes are available in Chapter 15 Part 6 Division 2 and Annex 15.6.A.

Defence Determination 2017/31, Overseas education assistance and benchmark schools - amendment, date of effect 21 September 2017. PDF (71KB) | Word (142KB)

Removal and travel

This Determination amends provisions relating to removal and travel assistance for a member or their dependants on death of the member or dependants.

These changes are available in Chapter 6 Part 5 Division 4 and Division 9, Chapter 7 Part 6 Division 9 and Chapter 9 Part 3 Division 10.

Defence Determination 2017/30, Removal and travel on death of a member or dependant - amendment, date of effect 21 September 2017. PDF (76KB) | Word (154KB)

Travel allowances

This Determination adjusts the rates of accommodation, meal and incidentals allowances for ADF members required to travel on Defence business.

These changes will be available in PACMAN on the date of effect.

Defence Determination 2017/29, Travel allowances- amendment, date of effect 19 October 2017. PDF (107KB) | Word (208KB)

August

Defence Enterprise Agreement

With the commencement of the new Defence Enterprise Agreement two determinations were signed which allowed for the continuation of a number of conditions of employment for APS employees. The Determinations are as follows:

  • Defence Enterprise Agreement Determination No. 1 of 2017, Allowances and contributions (PDF 226KB)
  • Defence Enterprise Agreement Determination No. 2 of 2017, Overseas conditions of service (PDF 146KB)

These Determinations are policy neutral.

Health support allowance

This Determination amends the process that Reserve members must complete for the payment of the health support allowance.

These changes will be available in Chapter 4 Part 9 Division 3 on the date of effect.

Defence Determination 2017/27, Health support allowance - amendment, date of effect 19 August 2017. PDF (114KB) | Word (150KB)

Living-in accommodation, meals, utilities and excess service

This Determination makes the following changes.

  • It makes threshold periods consistent across most conditions of service
  • It reduces the period that a member may turn off their contribution for meals provided in Service messes
  • It amends time limits when a member's living-in accommodation, meals and utilities contributions cease during absences
  • It removes a redundant provision on excess Reserve service

These changes are available in Chapter 3 Part 2 Division 1 and Chapter 7 Part 4, Part 5, Part 9 Division 1 and Part 10.

Defence Determination 2017/26, Living-in accommodation, meals, utilities and excess service - amendments, date of effect 10 August 2017. PDF (116KB) | Word (159KB)

Trainees

This Determination provides an additional two tiers in the trainee salary rates for members who are participating in the undergraduate entry scheme completing a degree that takes longer than three years. These changes are available in Chapter 3 Part 1 Schedule B.13 and Chapter 4 Part 2 Part B Division 1.

DFRT Determination 7 of 2017, Trainees - amendments, date of effect 24 August 2017. PDF (268KB) | Word (170KB)

Application to Reservists: Yes, in certain circumstances.




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