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Division 7: Additional food and clothing allowances - member posted before 1 July 2017

15.2.36 Purpose

This Part provides additional food and clothing allowances when a member is living at a posting location overseas.

15.2.37 Meal allowances – additional duty

  1. A member is eligible for a meal allowance for performing additional duty during any of these periods.

    1. 0700 to 0900.

    2. 1200 to 1400.

    3. 1800 to 1900.

    4. 0000 to 0100.

    5. A period that the CDF approves as an equivalent period at the posting location. The CDF must have regard to local meal times and the hours of duty that the member normally observes.

  2. Meal allowances are calculated using the following formula with the rates that apply to the posting location:

    meal allowance for a meal period on additional duty (in local currency) = AUD 30.05  x  A  x (B ÷ 100)

    Where:

    AUD figure is a rate advised by a contracted service provider.

    Ais the exchange rate used to pay salary to members for the pay period in which the additional duty occurred.

    Bis the post index used to calculate overseas allowances for the pay period in which the additional duty occurred.

    See: Chapter 12 Part 3 section 12.3.14A, Post index

  3. A member is not eligible for meal allowance if a meal is provided, or made available at no cost to the member.

  4. Meal allowance for additional duty overseas is payable under the same basic conditions as within Australia.

  5. See:
    Chapter 4 Part 5, Meal allowances

Persons who can make the decision under paragraph 15.2.37.1.e on behalf of the Secretary/CDF:
Senior ADF Representative at the overseas post
A person who is authorised to manage Defence personnel administration at the overseas post and is not below WO2(E)/APS 5.
A person working in the Pay and Administration Centre – Victoria who is authorised to manage Defence pay and administration at overseas posts and is not below WO2(E)/APS 5.
Director of Attaché and Overseas Management

15.2.38 Meal costs in temporary accommodation

A member may be directed to live in temporary accommodation at the posting location in connection with duty. If the member has to eat at the temporary accommodation, the member may be reimbursed the reasonable cost of meals.

15.2.39 Air freight of foodstuffs – Vietnam

A member on long-term posting in Vietnam may be paid airfreight costs for reasonable quantities of essential foods bought on a courier journey to Bangkok.

15.2.40 Special garment allowance

  1. A member may be reimbursed for special garments required at the posting location.

  2. The garment must be mandatory for the member and dependants to conform to a dress code imposed by religious custom or law at the member's posting location. It must not be useful for any other purpose, regardless of fashion or personal taste.

  3. The amount is what the CDF considers reasonable in the circumstances. The CDF must consider both these criteria.

    1. The nature of the clothing required to conform to the dress code.

    2. The nature and cost of the garment bought by the member or dependant.

  4. This section also applies to dependants on reunion visits to the posting location.

    Example: Sharia clothing that must be worn by a female dependant in an Islamic country.

Persons who can make the decision under subsection 15.2.40.3 on behalf of the Secretary/CDF:
Senior ADF Representative at the overseas post
A person who is authorised to manage Defence personnel administration at the overseas post and is not below WO2(E)/APS 5.
A person working in the Pay and Administration Centre – Victoria who is authorised to manage Defence pay and administration at overseas posts and is not below WO2(E)/APS 5.
Director of Attaché and Overseas Management

Application to Reservists: Yes, on continuous full-time service.




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