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This determination amends the Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service to set out the limits on granting leave to a member who wishes to take leave for the purpose of travelling to a restricted destination and to cancel the member’s leave if they travel to a restricted destination without approval. The limitations do not apply to members who are transiting through a restricted destination. Travel to restricted destinations by a member of the Australian Defence Force on leave is limited as it poses significant safety and security threats to the member and Defence.
Administered by: Defence
Registered 25 Sep 2019
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR14-Oct-2019
Tabled Senate14-Oct-2019
To be repealed 06 Dec 2019
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003
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Commonwealth Coat of Arms of Australia

 

Defence Determination, Conditions of service Amendment (Leave for travel to restricted destinations) Determination 2019 (No. 27)

I, KIRK MARCEL LLOYD, Acting Assistant Secretary, People Policy and Employment Conditions, make the following Determination under section 58B of the Defence Act 1903.

Dated   24 September 2019

K M LLOYD

Acting Assistant Secretary
People Policy and Employment Conditions
Defence People Group

 


Contents

1  Name........................................................................................................................................ 1

2  Commencement........................................................................................................................ 1

3  Authority.................................................................................................................................. 1

4  Schedules................................................................................................................................. 1

Schedule 1—Leave for travel to restricted destinations amendments                      2

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service                                                                2

 

 


1  Name

This instrument is the Defence Determination, Conditions of service Amendment (Leave for travel to restricted destinations) Determination 2019 (No. 27).

2  Commencement

This instrument commences 3 October 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 1—Leave for travel to restricted destinations amendments

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service

1
Section 1.3.68 (Restricted destination)

 

Omit the section, substitute:

1.3.68    Restricted destination

 

Restricted destination means any of the following.

 

a.

Afghanistan.

 

b.

Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

 

c.

Iraq.

 

d.

South Sudan.

 

e.

Syria.

 

f.

Yemen.

 

g.

A country, or a part of a country, listed by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade with an advice level of ‘Do not travel’.

2
Section 5.0.2 (Contents)

 

Omit "Leave and travel", substitute "Leave for travel to restricted destinations".

3
Chapter 5 Part 2 (Leave and travel)

 

Omit the Part, substitute:

Part 2: Leave for travel to restricted destinations

5.2.1    Purpose

 

This Part specifies the restrictions on the granting of leave for members who travel to restricted destinations and the consequences of travelling to a restricted destination while on approved leave.

5.2.2    Member this Part applies to

 

This Part applies to members who have applied, or have been approved, for any of the following types of leave.

 

a.

Recreation leave.

 

b.

Long service leave.

 

c.

War service leave.

 

d.

Compassionate leave.

 

e.

Leave without pay.

 

f.

Maternity leave.

5.2.3    Transiting through a restricted destination

 

For the purpose of this Part, a member transits through a restricted destination if they enter the restricted destination and both of the following apply.

 

a.

The member remains in the port or airport.

 

b.

The member does not pass through any customs or immigration process.

5.2.4    Restriction on the grant of leave

 

A member must not be granted leave to travel to a restricted destination unless either of the following apply.

 

a.

The member has been granted a leave travel waiver for that restricted destination.

 

b.

The member will only transit through the restricted destination.

5.2.5    Cancellation of leave in a restricted destination

 

If a member is on leave and travels to a restricted destination, the member’s leave is cancelled unless one of the following applies.

 

a.

The member has been granted a leave travel waiver for that restricted destination.

 

b.

The member is only transiting through the restricted destination.

 

c.

The member’s presence in the restricted destination is beyond their control.

 

b.

The member was in transit in the restricted destination and required to leave the port or airport for a reason beyond their control.

 

Note: A member’s leave is not restored once the member leaves the restricted destination.