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Part 3: Special provisions

14A.3.1 Purpose

TThe purpose of this Part is to provide additional benefits to a person who was evacuated from China between 29 January 2020 and 10 February 2020.

14A.3.2 Person this Part applies to

This Part applies to a member or a dependant of a member who was evacuated from China between 29 January 2020 and 10 February 2020.

14A.3.3 Authorisation

A person who was evacuated from China between 29 January 2020 and 10 February 2020 is taken to be authorised for the purpose of section 14.6.4.

Note: Chapter 14 Part 6 Division 1 applies to a person who is authorised under section 14.6.4.

14A.3.4 Meal supplement allowance

  1. Subject to subsection 2, a person evacuated under Chapter 14 Part 6 Division 1 is eligible for meal supplement allowance for each day from the day they return to Australia until the commencement of Part 1.
  2. Meal supplement allowance is not payable for a day on which a person receives 3 or more meals without a fee being charged to the person.
  3. The rate of meal supplement allowance is one of the following.
    1. If the person is 13 years old or older — $42.50 per day.

    2. If the person is less than 13 years old — $21.25 per day.

14A.3.5 Incidentals payment

  1. A person is eligible for an incidentals payment.
  2. The rate of meal supplement allowance is one of the following.
    1. If the person is 13 years old or older — $597.00.

    2. If the person is less than 13 years old — $298.00.

14A.3.6 Additional flights

  1. A person who is a child and was evacuated from China to Australia on 29 January 2020 is eligible for an economy class flight from Brisbane airport to Canberra airport.
  2. Subject to subsection 3, a member who is a parent of the child under subsection 1 is eligible for one return economy class flight between Brisbane airport and Canberra airport to accompany the child during the flight to Canberra under subsection 1.
  3. If the member has more than one child who is eligible for a flight under subsection 1, the member is only eligible for one flight under subsection 2.

14A.3.7 Transition to Part 1 benefits

  1. The following sections apply to a person to whom this Part applies as though they had received an evacuation flight under section 14A.1.4.
    1. Section 14A.1.5 End of evacuation flights.

    2. Section 14A.1.6 Excess baggage to the extent that it applies to end of evacuation flights under section 14A.1.5.
    3. Section 14A.1.11 Meal supplement allowance.
    4. Section 14A.1.12 Larder establishment payment.
    5. Section 14A.1.16 Cessation of overseas living allowance.
    6. Section 14A.1.17 Cessation of hardship and location allowance.
    7. Section 14A.1.18 Education assistance.
    8. Section 14A.1.19 Additional benefits.
    9. Section 14A.1.21 Education assistance.
    10. Section 14A.1.22 Reduction in overseas living allowance.
    11. Section 14A.1.23 Reunion visits.
  2. The following sections cease to apply to a person to whom this Part applies.
    1. Section 14.6.7, Accommodation and meals during evacuation to the extent that it relates to settling in allowance.

    2. Section 14.6.8 Conditions of service during evacuation.
    3. Section 14.6.9 Overseas living allowances.
    4. Section 14.6.10 Purchase of clothes during evacuation.
    5. Section 14.6.13 Education assistance during evacuation.
    6. Section 14.6.14 Reunion visits during evacuation.
    7. Section 14.6.15 Loss or damage to possessions.
    8. Section 14.6.16 Extraordinary costs incurred at the posting location.

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