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This instrument amends the Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service to amend the allowances for a member who is posted to a remote location, to amend the rates of allowances and related benefits that may be paid to a member in connection with travel undertaken for duty purposes, and to set the Christmas stand-down periods for 2020-2021, 2021-2022 and 2022-2023, and update the directly conferred powers for Public holidays overseas.
Administered by: Defence
Registered 31 Aug 2020
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR01-Sep-2020
Tabled Senate02-Sep-2020
To be repealed 10 Dec 2020
Repealed by Division 1 of Part 3 of Chapter 3 of the Legislation Act 2003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 Determination 2020 (No. 17)

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

Dated 27 August 2020

J L STATTON

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—Remote location allowances – amendments                                          2

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service                                                                2

Schedule 2—Travel Allowance amendments                                                             4

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service                                                                4

Schedule 3—Christmas stand-down                                                                         10

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service                                                             10

 

 


1  Name

This instrument is the Defence Determination, Conditions of service Amendment Determination 2020 (No. 17).

2  Commencement

 

1.

Each provision of this instrument specified in column 1 of the table commences, or is taken to have commenced, in accordance with column 2 of the table. Any other statement in column 2 has effect according to its terms.

 

Commencement information

Column 1

Column 2

 

Provisions

Commencement

 

1. Sections 1 to 4

3 September 2020

 

2. Schedules 1 and 2

1 October 2020

 

3. Schedule 3

3 September 2020

 

 

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—Remote location allowances – amendments

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service

1
Subsection 4.4.9.1 (Rate of allowance), table

 

Omit the table, substitute:

Rate of allowance

Item

Column A

Condition

Column B

Location grade

Column C

Rate

($)

1.

A member who lives in.

A

990

B

2,835

C

3,545

D

4,965

E

5,675

2.

A member with dependants who lives out, and item 3.a of this table does not apply.

A

2,835

B

8,100

C

10,125

D

14,185

E

16,210

3.

a.  A member with dependants who lives out and one or more of those dependants meet all of these conditions.

i.   The dependant is an ADF member or an APS employee in Defence.

ii.  The dependant is paid ADF district allowance or district allowance under the Defence Enterprise Agreement 2017-2020 as in force on 16 August 2017.

b.  A member with dependants (unaccompanied) who lives out.

c.  A member without dependants who lives out.

d. A member of the Reserves who is undertaking Reserve Service and who is required to live out.

A

1,420

B

4,050

C

5,065

D

7,095

E

8,105

 

2
Subsection 4.4.19.2 (Benefit), table

 

Omit the table, substitute:

 

Item

Column A

Condition

Column B

Annual rate

($)

1.

The member has at least one dependant living at the establishment.

2,835

2.

Any other member.

1,420

 

3
Section 4.4.24 (Rate of allowance)

 

Omit $5,865", substitute "$6,020".

4
Section 4.4.31 (Rate of allowance), table

 

Omit the table, substitute:

Rate of allowance

Item

Column A

Paragraph

Column B

Annual rate

($)

1.

Paragraph 4.4.30.a

14,046

2.

Paragraph 4.4.30.b

7,738

 

Schedule 2—Travel Allowance amendments

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service

1
Section 4.5.9 (Rates of allowance), table

 

Omit the table, substitute:

 

Item

Column A

Meal period

Column B

Rate

($)

1.

breakfast

25.75

2.

lunch under paragraph 4.5.6.1.d

11.80

3.

any other lunch

29.35

4.

dinner

50.65

 

2
Subsection 7.5.24.2 (Meals – hotel or serviced apartment), table

 

Omit the table, substitute:

 

Item

Column A

Meal period

Column B

Capital cities and high-cost country centres

($)

Column C

Other locations

($)

1.

breakfast

28.70

25.75

2.

lunch

32.30

29.35

3.

dinner

55.05

50.65

 

3
Subsection 7.5.24.3 (Meals – hotel or serviced apartment), table

 

Omit the table, substitute:

 

Item

Column A

Meal period

Column B

Capital cities and high-cost country centres

($)

Column C

Other locations

($)

1.

breakfast

14.35

12.90

2.

lunch

16.15

14.70

3.

dinner

27.55

25.35

 

4
Subsection 9.5.10.2 (Part-day travel period)

 

Omit “51.70”, substitute “52.70”.

5
Subsection 9.5.20.2 (Member living in eligible to use the Defence travel card), table item 5

 

Omit “70.15”, substitute “71.40”.

6
Subsection 9.5.22.2 (Travel for more than 21 days), table item 3

 

Omit “70.15”, substitute “71.40”.

7
Subsection 9.5.39.2 (Member living in), table item 5

 

Omit “70.15”, substitute “71.40”.

8
Subsection 9.5.41.2 (Travel for more than 21 days), table item 3

 

Omit “70.15”, substitute “71.40”.

9
Annex 9.5.A Part 1 (Accommodation rates), table

 

Omit the table, substitute:

 

Column A

Location

Column B

Brigadier or higher

($)

Column C

Colonel or lower

($)

Adelaide

179.00

134.00

Brisbane

185.00

139.00

Canberra

201.00

151.00

Darwin

(April to November)

262.00

196.00

Darwin

(December to March)

140.00

105.00

Hobart

170.00

127.00

Melbourne

191.00

143.00

Perth

189.00

142.00

Sydney

248.00

186.00

High-cost country centres

See Part 2

See Part 2

Medium-cost country centres (see Part 3)

147.00

122.00

Other country centres

136.00

113.00

 

10
Annex 9.5.A Part 2 (High-cost country centres – accommodation), table

 

Omit the table, substitute:

 

Column A

Location

Column B

Rate

New South Wales

Armidale

138.00

Bathurst

133.00

Bega

131.00

Bourke

147.00

Broken Hill

143.50

Cobar

136.00

Coffs Harbour

139.50

Dubbo

134.00

Gosford

136.00

Goulburn

132.50

Gunnedah

130.00

Leeton

129.50

Lismore

135.00

Maitland

145.50

Mudgee

150.00

Muswellbrook

147.50

Newcastle

174.00

Nowra

138.00

Orange

146.50

Port Macquarie

160.50

Queanbeyan

130.00

Wagga Wagga

143.50

Wollongong

144.50

Northern Territory

Alice Springs

(April to November)

130.00

Alice Springs

(December to March)

119.00

Jabiru

(April to November)

234.00

Jabiru

(December to March)

158.50

Katherine

(April to November)

143.00

Katherine

(December to March)

142.00

Nhulunbuy

(April to November)

248.50

Nhulunbuy

(December to March)

221.50

Tennant Creek

139.50

Yulara

(April to November)

447.00

Yulara

(December to March)

419.50

Queensland

Bundaberg

128.50

Cairns

150.50

Dalby

164.00

Emerald

131.00

Gold Coast

184.00

Hervey Bay

131.00

Kingaroy

130.00

Monto

128.00

Mount Isa

155.50

Roma

131.00

Toowoomba

131.50

South Australia

Ceduna

133.00

Mount Gambier

139.50

Naracoorte

132.00

Port Augusta

128.00

Port Lincoln

160.50

Whyalla

130.00

Wilpena Pound

185.50

Tasmania

Burnie

163.50

Devonport

138.50

Launceston

130.00

Victoria

Ballarat

151.00

Benalla

140.00

Bendigo

138.00

Bright

165.00

Geelong

134.00

Hamilton

136.50

Horsham

151.50

Mildura

132.50

Portland

134.34

Sale

131.78

Seymour

132.03

Shepparton

147.78

Swan Hill

134.10

Wangaratta

141.76

Wonthaggi

149.17

Western Australia

Albany

143.12

Broome

177.41

Carnarvon

151.86

Derby

145.19

Esperance

159.63

Exmouth

147.36

Geraldton

152.22

Halls Creek

158.23

Kalgoorlie

144.19

Karratha

177.27

Kununurra

179.14

Newman

145.28

Northam

142.05

Port Hedland

147.44

External Australian Territory

Christmas Island (WA)

190.00

Cocos

318.50

Horn

171.50

Norfolk Island

137.50

 

11
Annex 9.5.A Part 3 (Medium-cost country centres), table

 

Omit the table, substitute:

 

Medium-cost country centres

New South Wales

Cowra

Grafton

Griffith

Inverell

Narrabri

Tamworth

Tumut

Western Australia

Bunbury

Queensland

Charters Towers

Mackay

Rockhampton

Townsville

Tasmania

Queenstown

South Australia

Port Pirie

Victoria

Ararat

Bairnsdale

Colac

Echuca

Warrnambool

 

12
Annex 9.5.A Part 4 (Meals and incidentals), table

 

Omit the table, substitute:

 

Column A

Location

Column B

Breakfast

($)

Column C

Lunch

($)

Column D

Dinner

($)

Column E

Incidentals

($)

Capital cities and
high-cost country centres

28.70

32.30

55.05

20.40

Medium-cost country centres and other country centres

25.75

29.35

50.65

20.40

 

13
Annex 9.5.B Part 2 (Amounts for travel after 21 days – meals), table

 

Omit the table, substitute:

 

Item

Column A

Accommodation

Column B

Condition

Column C

Rate

($)

1.

A boarding house, hotel or motel where the tariff is not all inclusive

Cooking facilities are not provided

812.35

Cooking facilities are provided

454.90

3.

Rental accommodation

454.90

 

Schedule 3Christmas stand-down

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service

 

1
Subsection 5.12.3.1 (Christmas stand-down)

 

Omit the subsection, substitute:

1.

A member is eligible for Christmas stand-down on the following days

 

a.

24 December 2020 – 1 January 2021 inclusive.

 

b.

24 December 2021 – 1 January 2022 inclusive.

 

c.

28 December 2022 – 3 January 2023 inclusive.

2
Section 15.1.4 (Public holidays overseas)

 

Omit, wherever occurring "Director Military Conditions and Housing Policy", substitute "Assistant Director – Overseas Conditions of Service, People Policy and Employment Conditions".

3
Subsection 15.1.5.1 (Christmas stand-down)

 

Omit the subsection, substitute:

1.

A member is eligible for Christmas stand-down for the year listed in an item in Column A of the following table on the days listed in Column B of the same item.

 

Item

Column A

Year

Column B

Stand-down days

1.

2020-2021

24 December 2020.

29 December 2020.

30 December 2020.

31 December 2020.

2.

2021-2022

24 December 2021.

29 December 2021.

30 December 2021.

31 December 2021.

3.

2022-2023

28 December 2022.

29 December 2022.

30 December 2022.

3 January 2023.