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This determination amends the Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service to include new overseas locations for short-term duty travel costs, to make amendments to the provisions relating to club membership at a posting location and to substitute a position as a directly conferred decision maker.
Administered by: Defence
Registered 07 Mar 2019
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Defence Determination, Conditions of Service Amendment (Short-term duty travel costs, club membership and decision makers) Determination 2019 (No. 8)

I, FIONA LOUISE McSPEERIN, Assistant Secretary, People Policy and Employment Conditions, make the following Determination under section 58B of the Defence Act 1903.

Dated 6 March 2019

F L McSPEERIN

Assistant Secretary
People Policy and Employment Conditions
Defence People Group

 

 

 


Contents

1......... Name............................................................................................................................... 2

2......... Commencement............................................................................................................... 2

3......... Authority......................................................................................................................... 2

4......... Schedules......................................................................................................................... 2

Schedule 1—Short-term duty travel costs                                                                                         3

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service                                                                3

Schedule 2—Club membership                                                                                                               6

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service                                                                6

Schedule 3—Decision makers                                                                                                                   9

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service                                                                9

 


 

1  Name

                   This instrument is Defence Determination, Conditions of Service Amendment (Short-term duty travel costs, club membership and decision makers) Determination 2019 (No. 8).

2  Commencement

                   This instrument commences on 7 March 2019.

3  Authority

                   This instrument is made under section 58B of the Defence Act 1903.

4  Schedules

                   Each instrument that is specified in a Schedule to this instrument is amended or repealed as set out in the applicable items in the Schedule concerned, and any other item in a Schedule to this instrument has effect according to its terms.

 


Schedule 1Short-term duty travel costs

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service

1
Annex 13.3.A (Travel costs), Part 1

 

Before table item 1, insert:

 

1A.

Algeria

USD

101

20

 

2
Annex 13.3.A (Travel costs), Part 1

 

After table item 22, insert:

 

22A.

Federated States of Micronesia

USD

89

13

 

3
Annex 13.3.A (Travel costs), Part 1

 

After table item 27, insert:

 

27A.

Guam

USD

132

24

 

4
Annex 13.3.A (Travel costs), Part 1

 

Omit table item 49A.

5
Annex 13.3.A (Travel costs), Part 1

 

After table item 50, insert:

 

50A.

Mongolia

USD

67

15

50B.

Morocco

MAD

943

200

 

6
Annex 13.3.A (Travel costs), Part 1

 

After table item 73, insert:

 

73A.

South Sudan

USD

72

17

 

7
Annex 13.3.A (Travel costs), Part 1

 

After table item 79, insert:

 

79A.

Tanzania

TZS

188947

39568

 

8
Annex 13.3.A (Travel costs), Part 1

 

After table item 83, insert:

 

83A.

Tuvalu

AUD

142

25

 

9
Annex 13.3.A (Travel costs), Part 2

 

Before table item 1, insert:

 

1A.

Algeria

USD

79

20

 

10
Annex 13.3.A (Travel costs), Part 2

 

After table item 22, insert:

 

22A.

Federated States of Micronesia

USD

73

13

 

11
Annex 13.3.A (Travel costs), Part 2

 

After table item 27, insert:

 

27A.

Guam

USD

101

24

 

12
Annex 13.3.A (Travel costs), Part 2

 

Omit table item 49A.

13
Annex 13.3.A (Travel costs), Part 2

 

After table item 50, insert:

 

50A.

Mongolia

USD

56

15

50B.

Morocco

MAD

747

200

 

14
Annex 13.3.A (Travel costs), Part 2

 

After table item 73, insert:

 

73A.

South Sudan

USD

63

17

 

15
Annex 13.3.A (Travel costs), Part 2

 

After table item 79, insert:

 

79A.

Tanzania

TZS

167363

39568

 

16
Annex 13.3.A (Travel costs), Part 2

 

After table item 83, insert:

 

83A.

Tuvalu

AUD

137

25


Schedule 2Club membership

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service

1
Chapter 15 Part 8 (Club Membership)

 

Omit the Part, substitute:

Part 8: Club membership

15.8.1   Purpose

 

The purpose of this Part is to provide for a member on a long term posting and their dependants to pursue sporting, recreational and fitness activities.

15.8.2   Definitions

 

For the purpose of this Part, the member’s location means the following.

 

a.

Subject to paragraph b, if a member's posting is to a country that is listed in section 15.8.7, the member's location is that country.

 

b.

If the member is posted to a city or an establishment within a city that is listed in section 15.8.7, the member's location is that city.

15.8.3   Member this Part applies to

 

This Part applies to a member and their dependants at a member’s location that has an approved club.

15.8.4   Benefits in the member’s location

1.

The member is eligible for the cost of membership to an approved club or a similar club for any of the following.

 

a.

The member.

 

b.

The member's dependants who reside in the member’s location.

2.

The maximum benefit is the cost of a membership at the approved club provided at section 15.8.7 in Column B for the member’s location listed in Column A.

3.

The cost of membership includes the joining fee and any ongoing annual membership fees.

 


 

15.8.5   Additional club membership costs

1.

The CDF may decide to pay reasonable additional club membership costs having regards to the following.

 

a.

Other recreational or social facilities available at the member’s location for a fee, including the arrangements for access to them and their cost.

 

b.

The nature of the member's duties at the member’s location, including any representational duties.

 

c.

The nature of the facilities at the approved club and at the club that the member joins.

 

d.

Any other factor relevant to the club membership at the member’s location.

2.

A member may be eligible for the additional costs of club membership if all of the following apply.

 

a.

The costs are associated with a dependant on a reunion visit.

 

b.

The reunion visit is to the location for which the member has received a benefit under this Part.

 

c.

The CDF considers it is reasonable to do so in the circumstances.

15.8.6   Payment of benefit

 

A benefit under this Part may be paid by way of reimbursement to the member or directly to the service provider.

Note: If the benefit is paid directly to the service provider, the member must pay the Commonwealth the club membership costs that exceed the benefit provided in this Part.

15.8.7   Approved clubs

 

This table provides the approved clubs for a member’s location.

 

Column A

Member’s location

Column B

Approved club

Brunei

Royal Brunei Yacht Club

Cambodia

Phokeethra Sports Club, Phnom Penh

Cook Islands

Fitness Cook Islands, Rarotonga

Ethiopia

Hilton Hotel Health Club, Addis Ababa

Fiji

Fiji Club, Suva

India

Hyatt Hotel Health Club, New Delhi

Indonesia

Elite Club Epicentrum, Jakarta

Israel

Moadon Club, Tel Aviv

Italy

Roman Sports Centre, Rome

Jordan

Fitness First Club

Kiribati

Betio Fishing Club, Tarawa

Korea

Seoul Club

Kuwait

Al Corniche Fitness Club

Malaysia – Kuala Lumpur

Kelab Darul Ehsan

Note: Basic membership only. The cost of golf membership must not be reimbursed to the member.

Malaysia

Penang Sports Club

Marshall Islands

Outrigger Marshall Islands Resort Cowry Club

Myanmar

Pun Hlaing Golf Club

Pakistan

Islamabad Club

Palau

Palau Pacific Resort Recreational Club

Papua New Guinea

Port Moresby Golf Club

Philippines

Shangri-La Fitness Club, Manila

Samoa

Fitness Firm Samoa

Saudi Arabia

Dirab Golf and Recreation Club

Solomon Islands

Honiara Golf Club

Sri Lanka

Fitness Connection Gym

Thailand

British Club, Bangkok

Tonga

Tonga-Fit Gymnasium

Turkey

Ankara Sehir Kulubu, Ankara (known as ASK Sports Club)

United Arab Emirates

Hiltonia Health Club and Spa

USA – Manhattan

New York Health and Racquet Club

Note: Only for members who are directed to live on Manhattan Island.

Vanuatu

Warwick Le Legon Resort and Spa

Vietnam

The Hanoi Club, Hanoi

 

 


Schedule 3Decision makers

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service

1
Subsection 15.1.4.2 (Public holidays overseas)

 

Omit wherever occurring "Director Military Conditions and Housing Policy", substitute "Director Military Personnel Policy".

2
Subsection 15.1.4.4 (Public holidays overseas)

 

Omit wherever occurring "Director Military Conditions and Housing Policy", substitute "Director Military Personnel Policy".

3
Subsection 15.1.5.3 (Christmas stand-down), Example

 

Omit the example.

4
Subsection 16.4.14.1 (Alternative leave centre – leave centre ceases to be suitable)

 

Omit "Director Military Conditions and Housing Policy", substitute "Director Military Personnel Policy".

5
Subsection 16.4.14.2 (Alternative leave centre – leave centre ceases to be suitable)

 

Omit "Director Military Conditions and Housing Policy", substitute "Director Military Personnel Policy".

6
Subsection 16.4.14.3 (Alternative leave centre – leave centre ceases to be suitable)

 

Omit "Director Military Conditions and Housing Policy", substitute "Director Military Personnel Policy".