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Part 1: COVID-19 evacuations

14A.1.1 Purpose

This Part provides benefits to a member and their dependant who are in an overseas location for work and are evacuated, or have a dependant evacuated, from that location on a voluntary or involuntary basis because of COVID-19.

14A.1.2 Definitions

In this Part the following apply.

Evacuation period means the period commencing on the day a person arrives in Australia on a flight provided under section 14A.1.4 and ending on the earlier of the following.

  1. The day the person leaves Australia on a flight provided under section 14A.1.5.

  2. If the person is a member, the day a member’s long-term posting overseas or short-term duty overseas ends.

  3. If the person is a dependant, the earlier of the following.

    1. The day the long-term posting overseas or short-term duty overseas of the member in relation to whom they have been recognised as a dependant ends.

    2. The day the dependant advises they are not going to return to the posting location or place of duty of the member in relation to whom they have been recognised as a dependant.

  4. If the person is a dependant who is a minor, the day the member advises the person is not going to return to the posting location or place of duty of the member in relation to whom they have been recognised as a dependant.

  5. A day set by the Director of Attaché and Overseas Management.

Family group means a group of persons consisting of any of the following.

  1. A member.

  2. A person who has been recognised as a dependant of the member in paragraph a.

Isolation period means the period that a person is required to remain in isolation as set by the Department of Health.

Permitted to evacuate means evacuation on a voluntary basis.

Required to isolate — A person is required to isolate themselves if they are required under a law of a State or Territory to isolate themselves.

Required to evacuate means evacuation on an involuntary basis.



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