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October

Additional risk insurance and deployment allowance

The additional risk insurance and deployment allowance rates are increasing by 2% inline with the salary increase under the Workplace Remuneration Arrangement.

These changes will be available in Chapter 4 Part 10 and Chapter 17 Part 7 Division 1 on the date of effect.

Defence Determination 2017/37, Additional risk insurance and deployment allowance - amendment, date of effect 2 November 2017. PDF (72KB) | Word (76KB)

Operational support duty [APS]

The operational support duty rates are increasing by 2% inline with the increase to the deployment allowance rates.

These changes will be available in Chapter 17 Part 8 Division 1 on the date of effect.

DEA Determination No. 5 of 2017, Operational support duty - amendment, date of effect 2 November 2017. PDF (82KB) | Word (85KB)

Location allowances

The location allowance rates have been increased.

These changes will be available in Chapter 4 Part 3 on the date of effect.

Defence Determination 2017/36, Location allowances and references to Defence Enterprise Agreement - amendment, with effect 30 November 2017. PDF (76KB) | Word (76KB)

DEA Determiantion No. 4 of 2017, District allowance - amendment, with effect 2 November 2017. PDF (70KB) | Word (90KB)

Workplace Remuneration Arrangement

The new Workplace Remuneration Arrangement 2017-2020 has been signed and the first salary and allowances increases will occur on 2 November 2017.

These changes will be available in Chapter 3 Part 1, Chapter 4 Part 2 Part F and Part 3 Division 1 on the date of effect.

DFRT Determination No. 9 of 2017, ADF Workplace Remuneration Arrangement 2017-2020, date of effect 2 November 2017. PDF (473KB) | Word (1.02MB)

Remote location leave travel

The remote location leave travel provisions are being amended to allow for the cost of travel between a remote location and the closest airport when the location does not have an airport that provides commercial air travel.

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

Defence Determination 2017/35, Remote location leave travel - amendment, date of effect 19 October 2017. PDF (73KB) | Word (167KB)

Christmas stand-down

The Christmas stand-down period for 2017-2018 has been provided by this Determination.

These changes are available in Chapter 5 Part 12 and Chapter 15 Part 1.

Defence Determination 2017/34, Christmas stand-down - amendment, date of effect 7 October 2017. PDF (84KB) | Word (70KB)

September

Reserve capability payment

Members of the Reserves may be required to perform certain duties over a specified period. This Determination provides a payment to selected members as an incentive to help address shortages of members with particular skills.

These changes are available in Chapter 3 Part 5 Division 2A.

Defence Determination 2017/33, Reserve capability payment, date of effect 7 October 2017. PDF (78KB) | Word (163KB)

Senior officers

This Determination provides transitional salary arrangements when a Senior Officer transitions out of the Permanent Force to the Reserves.

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

DFRT Determination No. 8 of 2017, Salaries - Senior Officer - amendment, date of effect 20 September 2017. PDF (241KB) | Word (140KB)

Education assistance and benchmark schools

This Determination amends provisions relating education assistance and benchmark schools in the USA.

These changes are available in Chapter 15 Part 6 Division 2 and Annex 15.6.A.

Defence Determination 2017/31, Overseas education assistance and benchmark schools - amendment, date of effect 21 September 2017. PDF (71KB) | Word (142KB)

Removal and travel

This Determination amends provisions relating to removal and travel assistance for a member or their dependants on death of the member or dependants.

These changes are available in Chapter 6 Part 5 Division 4 and Division 9, Chapter 7 Part 6 Division 9 and Chapter 9 Part 3 Division 10.

Defence Determination 2017/30, Removal and travel on death of a member or dependant - amendment, date of effect 21 September 2017. PDF (76KB) | Word (154KB)

Travel allowances

This Determination adjusts the rates of accommodation, meal and incidentals allowances for ADF members required to travel on Defence business.

These changes are available in Chapter 4 Part 5, Chapter 7 Part 5, Chapter 9 Part 5 and Chapter 15 Part 2 Division 7.

Defence Determination 2017/29, Travel allowances- amendment, date of effect 19 October 2017. PDF (107KB) | Word (208KB)

Application to Reservists: Yes, in certain circumstances.




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