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January

Short-term overseas duty travel and benchmark schools

Amendments are made to provisions for the payment of travel costs for members travelling on short-term overseas duty to include Marshall Islands, Micronesia and Palau and to the primary and secondary benchmark schools for Canada. These changes will be available in Chapter 13 Part 3 Annex 13.3.A and Chapter 15 Part 6 Annex 15.6.A on the date of effect.

Defence Determination (Short-term overseas duty travel and benchmark schools) 2018 (No.2), with effect 25 January 2018. PDF (106KB) | Word (80KB)

Hardship and location allowances

Lumut in Malaysia has been included as a hardship location for hardship post conditions of service. This change is available in Annex 16.A and Annex 16.B.

Defence Determination 2018/1, Hardship and location allowance - amendment, with effect 11 January 2018. PDF (106KB) | Word (74KB)

December

Navy employment categories

The employment category of Cryptologic Sailor has been amended and will be available in Chapter 3 Part 1 Schedule B.9 Part 1 and Schedule B.11 Part 1 on the date of effect.

DFRT Determination No. 14 of 2017, Salaries - Navy employment categories - amendment, with effect 20 April 2018. PDF (167KB) | Word (379KB)

Navy employment categories

The employment category of Physical Training Instructor has been amended and can be found in Chapter 3 Part 1 Schedule B.9 Part 1 and Schedule B.11 Part 1. The employment categories of Maritime Logistics Support Operations and Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations have been amended and these changes will be available in Schedule B.9 Part 1 and B.11 Part 1 on 8 March 2018.

DFRT Determination No. 12 of 2017, Salaries - Navy employment categories - amendment, with effect 22 December 2017 and 8 March 2018. PDF (100KB) | Word (150KB)

Language allowance

The language difficulty groups for the payment of language allowance have been amended to remove errors.

These changes are available in Chapter 4 Part 3 Division 1.

DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2017, Language allowance - amendment, with effect 19 December 2017. PDF (94KB) | Word (130KB)

Removals and Puckapunyal housing trial

Several amendments to removal provisions are made to the removal provisions for a compassionate removal or a removal for study or employment. A new housing trial for members posted to the Puckapunyal Military Area is implemented.

These changes are available in Chapter 1 Part 3 Division 1, Chapter 6 Part 5 Division 3 and Division 6, Chapter 7 Part 1 Division 3, Part 6 Division 2 and Division 7, Part 8 Division 1, Division 2 and Division 3.

Defence Determination 2017/44, Removal to a personal location and the Puckapunyal housing trial - amendment, with effect 11 January 2018. PDF (116KB) | Word (97KB)

Medical officers increment advancement

Updates the ways a medical officer may enter the medical specialist officer career structure and ensures increment advancements occur every twelve months.

These changes are available in Chapter 3 Part 2 Division 4.

Defence Determination 2017/44, Medical officers increment advancement - amendment, with effect 11 January 2018. PDF (98KB) | Word (133KB)

Administration of salaries and allowances

Notes are inserted to provide that administrative matters include the forfeiture and suspension of salary.

These changes are available in Chapter 3 Part 1 Part A and Chapter 4 Part 2 Part A.

DFRT Determination No. 10 of 2017, Administration of salary and ADF allowances - amendment, with effect 19 December 2017. PDF (326KB) | Word (123KB)

Health support allowance

Amendments are made to the provisions for health support allowance for members of the Reserves who are required to provide capability at short notice.

These changes are available in Chapter 4 Part 9 Division 3.

Defence Determination 2017/43, Health support allowance - amendment, with effect 11 January 2018. PDF (85KB) | Word (77KB)

Housing contributions and allowances

The annual review of housing contributions, allowances and living-in accommdation for ADF member have now been signed.

These changes will be available in Chapter 7 on the date of effect.

Defence Determination 2017/41, Review of housing contributions and allowances and allowances - amendment, with effect 25 January 2018. PDF (232KB) | Word (176KB)

Defence Determination 2017/42, Living-in accommodation - amendment, with effect 25 January 2018. PDF (111KB) | Word (77KB)

Deployment allowance

A number of changes have been made to the operational areas for deployment allowance. Operation LITTEN has been included and the operational areas for Operation AUGURY and Operation MANITOU have been expanded.

These changes are available in Chapter 17 Part 7 Division 1 for deployment allowance and Part 8 Division 1 for operational support allowance.

Defence Determination 2017/40, Deployment allowance - amendment, with effect 15 December 2017. PDF (122KB) | Word (81KB)

DEA Determination No. 6 of 2017, Operational support duty - amendment, with effect 15 December 2017. PDF (188KB) | Word (66KB)

Salary non-reduction

Salary non-reduction provisions for Army Commando pay grade 4 and Navy Maritime Logistics Personnel Operations pay grade 2 have been included to ensure that current member's salaries are not reduced as a consequence of the restructure of their employment categories

These changes are available in Chapter 3 Part 2 Annex 3.2.B.

Defence Determination 2017/39, Salary non-reduction - amendment, with effect the day after registration on the Federal Register of Legislation, 9 December 2017. PDF (108KB) | Word (78KB)

Application to Reservists: Yes, in certain circumstances.




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