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Chapter 1 is essential reading for any user of this Manual.
Reading Chapter 1 is the first step towards achieving these goals.
For members – understanding their pay and conditions benefits and the obligations that go with them.
For Commanding Officers and managers – understanding the framework of conditions of service that applies to the members they are responsible for.
For administrators – making the right decisions and getting the best results for members in the quickest time.
For other persons – understanding their benefits and the obligations that go with them.
Examples: Conditions are paid to former members, or to a members' partner.
Chapter 1 sets out these important matters.
It defines terms and basic concepts used throughout Chapters 2 to 17.
It explains equivalent ranks and classifications across the three Services and the APS.
It sets out a member's rights and obligations that must be met when they have an entitlement or benefit.
This Chapter contains the following Parts.
Application to Reservists: Yes.
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