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March

Service with the United Nations

Defence Determination 2017/11, Service with the United Nations - amendment, with effect 3 April 2017. PDF (105KB) | Word (189KB)

This Determination provides that an ADF member undertaking a period of service with the United Nations (UN) and is being remunerated by the ADF, is eligible for benefits provided under the Principal Determination. These changes will be available in Chapter 12 Part 4 on the date of effect.

Post indexes

Defence Determination 2017/10, Post indexes - amendment, with effect 6 April 2017. PDF (90KB) | Word (237KB)

This Determination implements revised post indexes for ADF members at overseas posting locations. These changes will be available in Chapter 15 Part 2 Annex 15.2.A on the date of effect.

Assisted leave travel

Defence Determination 2017/9, Assisted leave travel - amendment, with effect 6 April 2017. PDF (156KB) | Word (88KB)

This Determination enables the Commonwealth to directly pay for assisted leave travel rather than only reimburse a member for their travel costs. These changes will be available in Chapter 16 Part 4 on the date of effect.

Benefits under a flexible service determination

Defence Determination 2017/8, Benefits under a flexible service determination – interim arrangements, with effect 6 March 2017. PDF (153KB) | Word (380KB)

This Determination sets out conditions of service benefits that apply to a member of the permanent forces for whom the CDF has made a flexible service determination. These changes are available throughout Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, Chapter 5, Chapter 7 and Chapter 10.

Special benefit payment

Defence Determination 2017/7, Special benefit payment - amendment, with effect 3 March 2017 and 19 December 2016. PDF (113KB) | Word (192KB)

This Determination is to amend provisions in the Principal Determination under the management-initiated early retirement scheme to reflect recent changes to Defence legislation and provides a revised transitional provision. These changes are available in Chapter 2 Part 3 Division 3.

Travelling allowance

Defence Determination 2017/2, Travelling allowance has commenced and the changes are available in Chapter 4 Part 5, Chapter 7 Part 5 Division 4, Chapter 9 Part 5 and Chapter 15 Part 2 Division 7.

February

Post indexes and excess commuting costs

Defence Determination 2017/6, Post indexes and overseas excess commuting costs - amendment, with effect 1 March 2017 and 9 March 2017. PDF (112KB) | Word (261KB)

This Determination makes the following two changes:

  • It implements revised post indexes for ADF members at overseas posting locations. These changes are available in Chapter 15 Part 2 Annex 15.2.A.
  • It provides the member contribution rates for overseas public transport costs and school transport costs. These changes are available in Chapter 15 Part 3 Division 2 and Part 6 Division 2.

Overseas reunion travel

Defence Determination 2017/5, Overseas reunion travel - amendment, with effect from 21 February 2017. PDF (94KB) | Word (198KB)

This Determination amends the reunion travel benefits for when a child needs an escort to acompany them on certain legs of a journey in the USA, Canada to travelling to the Marshall Islands. These changes are available in Chapter 15 Part 3 Division 3.

Disturbance and vehicle allowances

Defence Determination 2017/4, Disturbance allowance and vehicle allowance - amendment, with effect 6 April 2017. PDF (643KB) | Word (181KB)

This Determination makes a routine adjustment to disturbance and vehicle allowance rates. These changes will be available in Chapter 6 Part 1 Division 1 and Chapter 9 Part 6 Division 5 on the date of effect.

Application to Reservists: Yes, in certain circumstances.