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No. 3 of 1992 Determinations/Superannuation as made
This Determination provides an interim superannuation benefit in respect of continuous full time service by members of the Defence Force after 1 January 1988.
Administered by: Defence
Registered 21 Nov 2005
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR18-Aug-1992
Tabled Senate18-Aug-1992
Gazetted 21 Jul 1992
Date of repeal 19 Mar 2014
Repealed by Defence (Spent and Redundant Instruments) Repeal Regulation 2014

 

 

 

 

 

Defence Act 1903

 

 

 

Determination No 3 of 1992 under Section 52 of the

 

Defence Act 1903

 

 

I, Gordon Neil BILNEY, the Minister of State for Defence Science and Personnel,

hereby make the following Determination under section 52 of the Defence Act 1903.

 

 

 

Dated     This eighteenth day of July           1992

 

 

                                                        Gordon Bilney

 

                                Minister of State for Defence Science and Personnel

 

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1.    Amendment

 

1.1          The Defence Force (Superannuation Interim Arrangement) Determination is amended as set out in this Determination.

 

2. Title

 

2.1          Omit "(Superannuation Interim Arrangement)", substitute "(Superannuation) (Productivity Benefit)".

 

3. Clause 3 (Interpretation)

 

3.1          Omit definition of "authorised person", substitute:

 

"’Commissioner’ means the person who for the time being:

 

(a)      holds the office of; or

 

(b)      is acting as;

 

Commissioner for Superannuation under Part II of the Superannuation Act 1976;".

 

4.    Clause 4(Non-effective service)

 

4.1          Subclause (1):

After "a period", insert "exceeding 21 consecutive days".

 


 

 

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4.2          Subclause (2):

After paragraph (a), insert:

 

"and (aa) the period exceeded 21 consecutive days; and".

 

4.3          Subclause (3):

After paragraph (a), insert:

 

"and (aa) the period for which the member was in custody awaiting or undergoing trial

                                           exceeded 21 consecutive days; and".

 

5. Clause 6(When benefit payable)

 

5.1          Subclause (2):

Omit the subclause, substitute:

 

"(2) Where on a member's retirement, a productivity benefit is payable in respect of the person and:

 

(a) the person:

 

(i)        has reached the age of 55 years and has retired from the workforce;

       or

 

(ii)      has not reached the age of 55 years and is retired from the

workforce on the ground of permanent incapacity or permanent invalidity; or

 

(iii)    is about to leave Australia permanently; or

                                         

       (b)   the amount of the benefit is an amount to which the preservation standards

     set out in the Occupational Superannuation Standards Regulations do not

apply;

 

the benefit is payable to the person at the time when the benefit becomes payable in respect of the person.

 

"(2A) A benefit is not payable to a person in the circumstances described in

subparagraph (2)(a)(ii) unless the Commissioner is satisfied that the person is unlikely ever to be able to work again in employment for which the person is reasonably

qualified by education, training or experience or for which the person could reasonably be qualified after retraining.

 

"(2B) In making a decision under subclause (2A), the Commissioner is to have regard to at least 2 certificates, each signed by a registered medical practitioner, giving the

opinion of the practitioner of the likelihood of the person being ever be able to work

again in employment for which the person is reasonably qualified by education, training or experience or for which the person could reasonably be qualified after retraining.".

 


 

 

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5.2                    Subclause (3):

Omit the subclause.

 

5.3                    Subclause (5):

Omit the subclause.

 

5.4          Subclause (6):

Omit "otherwise than in the circumstances mentioned in subclause (2), (4) or (5)", substitute "and is not payable under subclause (2) or (4)".

 

5.5          Subclause (7):

Omit "an authorised person", substitute "the Commissioner".

 

5.6          Subclause (8):

Omit "An authorised person", substitute "The Commissioner".

 

6. Clause 8A (Amount of productivity benefit after 1988)

 

6.1                    Subclause (4):

Omit "effective".

 

6.2                    Subclause (5):

Omit "effective".

 

7. New clause 8C

 

7.1          After clause 8B, insert:

 

Interest payable where payment of benefit delayed

 

"8C. (1) Where a productivity benefit is payable to a person and the payment of the

benefit is delayed, the Commissioner may, in accordance with this clause, approve an increase, by an amount of interest, in the amount of the benefit payable to the person.

 

"(2) Interest applicable under this clause is calculated in such manner as the Commissioner determines in respect of the period of the delay.".

 

8. Other amendments

 

8.1          The Determination is amended as set out in the Schedule.

 

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SCHEDULE

 

OTHER AMENDMENTS

 

1. Clause 1

 

1.1          Omit "(Superannuation Interim Arrangement)", substitute "(Superannuation)

(Productivity Benefit)".

 

2. Clause 3

 

2.1          Subclause (1):

Omit definition of "interim benefit".

 

2.2          Subclause (1):

After definition of "pay period", insert:

 

"’productivity benefit' means a productivity superannuation benefit payable in

accordance with this Determination;".

 

3. Clause 6

 

3.1          Subclause (6):

Omit paragraph (a), substitute:

 

"(a) the person has attained the age of 55 years and has retired from the workforce;".

 

4. General amendments

 

4.1                    In each of the following provisions, omit "interim", substitute "productivity":

 

                          Subclause         8(2)             Subclause 8A(2)

      8(3)                              8A(3)

                                                  8(4)                              8A(4)

                                                  8(5)                              8A(5)

 

4.2          In each of the following provisions, omit "An interim", substitute "A productivity":

 

                          Clause              5                 Subclause 7(2)

                          Subclause         6(7)             Clause       9

      7(1)

 

4.3          In each of the following provisions, omit "an interim", substitute "a productivity":

 

                          Subclause         6(1)             Subclause 6(6)

                                                  6(2)                              6(8)

                                                  6(4)             Clause       8B

                                                  6(5)                              10

 

4.4                    Omit from clause 10 "that interim", substitute "that productivity".

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