Sometimes Defence makes decisions that may impact negatively on your salary. However, Defence may continue to pay your current salary for a set time.
You may get salary non-reduction provisions if you are a member of the:
You may get the same salary under the salary non-reduction provision for a certain period of time.
This depends on your rank, employment category and any specified conditions. Your service during this period counts as service for determining rank and pay increments.
You may be able to access the non-salary reduction provision if:
If you were an enlisted member and you have been appointed as an officer, there may be other provisions.
If you are posted as a Recruit instructor to Army 1st Recruit Training Battalion, you may get the same provisions as before your posting.
These provisions don't apply if:
If your salary increases to a rate higher than the salary non-reduction provision, you won’t get it any more.
More information about this allowance can be found in Chapter 3 Part 2 Division 5.
More information about the salary non-reduction period can be found in Annex 3.2.A, 3.2.B, 3.2.C and 3.2.D.
As the name suggests, this Member's Guide is designed as a guide to help you understand how your pay and conditions work. It is not a legal document. Therefore, if there is any conflict between the Member's Guide and Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of Service (and the Determinations made by the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal), as compiled in PACMAN, PACMAN is the authority.
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