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Division 5: Allowances for services in Antarctica – overview

4.4.25 Purpose

A range of allowances may be available to compensate a member for the demands of service in Antarctica.

4.4.26 Definitions – general

This table defines terms used in Divisions 5 to 8.

Definitions
Term Definition in this Division
Antarctica The area south of the Antarctic Convergence. It includes Macquarie Island.

Antarctic Convergence

The same meaning as in the Convention on the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources, as set out in the Schedule to the Antarctic Marine Living Resources Conservation Act 1981.

Note: Clause 4 of the Convention defines the Antarctic Convergence as follows:

"4. The Antarctic Convergence shall be deemed to be a line joining the following points along parallels of latitude and meridians of longitude:
50° S, 0°; 50° S, 30° E; 45° S, 30° E; 45° S, 80° E; 55° S, 80° E; 55° S, 150° E; 60° S, 150° E; 60° S, 50° W; 50° S, 50° W; 50° S, 0°."

Day of embarkation See section 4.4.27 below.
Day of disembarkation See section 4.4.28 below.
Expedition An Australian National Antarctic Research Expedition to Antarctica.
Port The port specified in the expedition itinerary as the port of embarkation or disembarkation of the expedition.

4.4.27 Definition – day of embarkation

This table defines 'day of embarkation'.

Definition
Item If the ship sails from a port... then the day of embarkation is...
1. at or before 1200 the day the ship sails.
2. after 1200 the day after the ship sails.

4.4.28 Definition – day of disembarkation

This table defines 'day of disembarkation'.

Definition
Item If the ship docks in a port... then the day of disembarkation is...
1. at or before 1200 the day before the ship docks.
2. after 1200 the day the ship docks.

Application to Reservists: Yes, in certain circumstances.



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