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Part A: Administration

A.1.1 Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal Determination No. 2 of 2017 – general

Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal Determination No. 2 of 2017, Salaries, is the Determination authorising ADF salary for members of the Permanent Forces and the Reserves.

A.1.2 Members this Determination applies to

This Determination applies to all members, including members of the Reserves on Reserve service.

A.1.3 Administration of salary

  1. This Determination does not limit the capacity for Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service, as in force from time to time, made under section 58B of the Defence Act 1903, to provide for administrative matters relating to the payment of salary.

  2. A member performing a period of continuous full-time service may be eligible for the relevant annual rate of salary for the Permanent Forces as set out in this Determination.

  3. A member performing Reserve service may be eligible for the relevant daily rate of salary for the Reserves as set out in this Determination.

  4. The fortnightly rate of an annual salary rate is worked out using the following steps.

  5. Fortnightly rate
    Step Action
    1. Find the annual rate of salary payable to the member.
    2. Divide that figure by 365.
    3. Multiply the result of Step 2 by fourteen.
    4. The result of Step 3 is the fortnightly rate of salary that applies to the member.
  6. The daily rate of an annual rate of salary is the result of step two in the table under subsection A.1.3.4.

  7. The annual rate of salary in this Determination continues to be payable during periods of paid leave provided under Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service, as in force from time to time.

  8. If a member takes any form of paid leave at half pay under Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service, as in force from time to time, then the member’s annual rate of salary under this Determination is only payable to the member at half that annual rate for the period of the leave taken at half pay.

  9. See: Chapter 5 Part 1 section 5.1.2A, Salary and allowances during leave

A.1.4 Salary not payable

Salary is not payable to a member under this Determination for any period when the member meets any of the following conditions.

  1. The member is on any form of unpaid leave.

  2. The member is undertaking service with, and receiving remuneration from, the United Nations.

  3. The member is undertaking service with, and receiving remuneration from, a multinational force.

  4. The member is paid salary under a separate determination made under Part IIIA Division 2 of the Defence Act 1903, as in force from time to time.

  5. The member is paid salary under a determination made under the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973, as in force from time to time.

A.1.5 Salary for Reserve service

  1. Salary is payable to a member for each day or part day of Reserve service for which the member meets both of the following conditions.

    1. The member is required to attend for duty.

    2. The member attends for that duty.

  2. If the member is required to attend for duty for less than six hours on a day, they are eligible to a proportion of the daily rate as worked our under the following table. 

  3. Daily rate
    Item A member who attends for duty for this amount of time...

    is to be paid the rate of salary of…

    1. at least three hours but less than six hours half the daily rate.
    2. at least two hours but less than three hours one third of the daily rate.
  4. A day for a member on Reserve service who performs duty under a shift roster, is the period of 24 hours, beginning when the member first commences a shift on the day.

  5. Example: A member who attends for duty between six and 24 hours is entitled to one day’s pay. This applies even if members of the Reserves are normally required to work the same daily routine as members of the Permanent Forces in the same area. Note that the six hour duty period (excluding meal breaks) is the minimum qualifying time for one day's Reserve salary, it is not the length of the Reserve working day.

A.1.6 Exercise of powers

  1. In this Determination, a reference to the CDF includes a reference to a person the CDF has authorised to exercise administrative powers vested in the CDF under this Determination.

  2. In this Determination, a reference to a named position includes a reference to a person who has been authorised to exercise administrative powers vested in that position under this Determination.

A.1.7 Other matters

A reference to a rank is a reference to an Army rank. It includes a reference to the corresponding rank in the Navy and Air Force. This is unless it is made clear otherwise.

A.1.8 Contents

This Part contains the following Division.

Division 1 Definitions 

Application to Reservists: Yes, in certain circumstances approved by the Tribunal.



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