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Part A: Administration

From DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013

A.1.1 Citation

  1. This Determination is DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013, ADF Allowances.

  2. This Determination may also be cited as DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013.

A.1.2 Commencement

This Determination commences on 12 September 2013.

A.1.3 Repeal

  1. A Determination listed in the following table, as amended, and in force at the date listed in the table, is repealed from that date.

List of determinations
Item Title Date of repeal
1. DFRT Determination No. 26 of 2008, Trainee Allowance 11 September 2013
2. DFRT Determination No. 11 of 1994, Service Allowance 11 September 2013
3. DFRT Determination No. 21 of 2006, Separation Allowance 11 September 2013
4. DFRT Determination No. 15 of 1996, Adventurous Training Instructor Allowance 11 September 2013
5. DFRT Determination No. 12 of 1997, Arduous Conditions Allowance 11 September 2013
6. DFRT Determination No. 6 of 1998, Diving Allowance 11 September 2013
7. DFRT Determination No. 13 of 2008, Flying and Flight Duties Allowance 11 September 2013
8. DFRT Determination No. 21 of 1999, Submarine Escape Allowance 11 September 2013
9. DFRT Determination No. 1 of 1996, Seagoing Allowance 29 January 2014
10. DFRT Determination No. 10 of 1996, Hard Lying Allowance 29 January 2014
11. DFRT Determination No. 14 of 2008, Submarine Service Allowance 29 January 2014
12. DFRT Determination No. 22 of 2008, Reserve Allowance 25 June 2014
13. DFRT Determination No. 5 of 2008, Special Forces Disability Allowance 23 September 2015
14. DFRT Determination No. 4 of 2008, Allowance for Specialist Operations 7 October 2015
15. DFRT Determination No. 2 of 2001, Paratrooper Allowance 21 October 2015
16. DFRT Determination No. 14 of 1995, Field Allowance 24 February 2016
  1. Transitional arrangements for the Determinations listed in subsection A.1.3.1 are set out in Part E of this Determination.

A.1.4 Contents

Part A Administration

Part B General Disability Allowance

  Division B.1 – Trainee allowance

  Division B.2 – Service allowance

  Division B.3 – Separation allowance

  Division B.4 – Adventurous training instructor allowance

  Division B.5 – Arduous conditions instructor allowance

  Division B.6 – Diving allowance

  Division B.7 – Flying disability allowance

  Division B.8 – Submarine escape disability allowance

  Division B.9 – Maritime disability allowance

  Division B.10 – Boarding party allowance

  Division B.11 – Reserve allowance

  Division B.12 – Special Forces disabiltiy allowance

  Division B.13 – Field allowance

  Division B.14 – Clearance diver allowance

  Division B.15 – Unpredictable explosives allowance

  Division B.16 – Paratrooper allowance

  Division B.17 – Recruit instructor disability allowance

Part C Sustainment Allowances

  Division C.1 – Maritime sustainability allowance

  Division C.2 – Special Forces sustainability allowance

  Division C.3 – Recruit instructor sustainability allowance

Part D Other Allowances

  Division D.1 – Submarine capability assurance payment

Part E Savings and transitional arrangements

Part F Allowance Rates

  Table 1 – General disability allowance rates

  Table 2 – Quarantined disability allowance rates

A.1.5 Purpose

This Determination sets out the allowances to be paid to members of the Australian Defence Force

A.1.6 Definitions

This table defines terms used in this Determination.

Definitions
Term Definition
ADF Means the Australian Defence Force.
CDF Means Chief of the Defence Force.
continuous full-time service

Means service performed by these two groups of members.
a.   Members of the Permanent Forces.
b.   Members of the Reserves who are undertaking a period of continuous full-time service directed by the CDF.

Note: In the total workforce model, a member on continuous full-time service may be described as a member in Service category 6 or 7. A member who is in Service category 3, 4 or 5 and Service option C is also on continuous full-time service.

DFRT Means the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal established by section 58G of the Defence Act 1903, as in force from time to time.
employment category Includes a mustering. It may include a grade that indicates a level of qualification, experience and skill, or may be descriptive only.
Force Means either the Permanent Forces or the Reserves of the ADF.

Note: In the total workforce model, the following arrangements apply.
a. A member of the Permanent Force may be described as a member in Service category 6 or 7.
b. A member of the Reserves may be described as a member in Service category 2, 3, 4 or 5.

member Has the same meanings as in section 4 and section 58A of the Defence Act 1903, as in force from time to time.
rank Means a rank (and any corresponding rank) provided for under clause 1 of Schedule 1 of the Defence Act 1903, as in force from time to time.
part-time leave without pay (PTLWOP) Means a period of part-time unpaid leave described in Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of Service, as in force from time to time.
Rank Means a rank (and any corresponding rank) provided for under clause 1 of Schedule 1 of the Defence Act 1903, as in force from time to time.
rate Includes a scale of rates.
Reserve service Means a period of service that is other than continuous full-time service.
return of service obligation (ROSO) Means the period of service that a member is required to complete in respect of specified training, education, experience or special duties.
senior officer Means an officer at the rank of Brigadier or higher.
unpaid leave Means any form of unpaid leave provided under Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service, as in force from time to time.

A.1.7 Payment arrangements

  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 allowances.

  2. The fortnightly rate of an annual rate of an allowance is worked out using the following steps.

  3. Steps for working out fortnightly rate of annual allowance
    Step Action
    1. Find the annual rate of allowance 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 allowance that applies to the member.
  4. The daily rate of an annual rate of an allowance is the result of step two in the table under subsection A.1.7.2.

  5. If a member takes leave at half pay then any annual rate of allowance under this Determination is only payable to the member at half that annual rate for the period of the leave taken at half pay.

  6. The annual rate of an allowance in this Determination continues to be payable during periods of paid leave if the member continues to meet relevant eligibility conditions.

  7. If a member is eligible for a daily rate of an allowance, the rate payable is the determined daily rate.

A.1.8 Cessation of payment

  1. A member's eligibility for an allowance ceases from the day that they cease to meet any condition that they are required to meet in order to be eligible for payment of an allowance.

  2. Exception: Specific rules for payment of allowances during periods of recreation and long service leave in Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service, as in force from time to time, may set out extended payment periods.

    Note: This will usually have the effect that payment stops the day after the eligibility condition ceases to be met.

  3. If a member ceases to be eligible for an allowance during a pay fortnight, the member is to be paid the daily rate of allowance only for each day of that fortnight on which the member met the conditions of the allowance.

  4. See: Paragraph A.1.7.3.a, The method for calculating a daily rate of an annual allowance.

  5. For the purposes of payment of allowances, a member is taken to have ceased to be eligible for the allowance on the day after they die, or are missing presumed dead, in accordance with Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service, as in force from time to time.

  6. See: Chapter 3 Part 2 Division 1 section 3.2.9, Death or presumed death of member

  7. An allowance 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.

A.1.9 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.1.10 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.

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



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