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This instrument amends the Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service to make a number of technical amendments, update references to the Commonwealth, substitute Chapter 8 Part 6 which provides assistance to a member who has a dependant with special needs on posting and make amendments relating to class of air travel and overseas excess baggage.
Administered by: Defence
Registered 28 Feb 2022
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Tabled Senate28-Mar-2022
Tabled HR29-Mar-2022
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Defence Determination, Conditions of service Amendment Determination 2022 (No. 4)

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

Dated 24 February 2022

Fiona Louise McSpeerin

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—Miscellaneous amendments                                                                    2

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service                                                                2

Schedule 2—Commonwealth reference amendments                                               6

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service                                                                6

Schedule 3—Dependants with special needs amendments                                      12

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service                                                             12

Schedule 4—Class of travel amendments                                                                 16

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service                                                             16

Schedule 5—Overseas excess baggage amendments                                                18

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service                                                             18

Schedule 6—Savings provision                                                                                  19

 

 


1  Name

This instrument is the Defence Determination, Conditions of service Amendment Determination 2022 (No. 4).

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

Column 3

Provisions

Commencement

Date/Details

1. The whole of this Instrument.

3 March 2022

 

 

          Note: this table relates only to the provisions of this instrument as originally made. It will not be amended to deal with any later amendments of this instrument.

2.       Any information in column 3 of the table is not part of this instrument. Information may be inserted in this column, or information in it may be edited, in any published version of this instrument.

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—Miscellaneous amendments

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service

1
Section 1.3.88 (Partner)

 

Omit “in either”, substitute “in any”.

2
Section 2.2.4 (Member this part does not apply to)

 

Omit “Permanent Force”, substitute “Permanent Forces”.

3
Subsection 2.2.8.2 (Approved absence)

 

Omit “decision-maker”, substitute “CDF”.

4
Subsection 2.2.8.6 (Approved absence)

 

Omit the subsection.

5
Paragraph 3.2.15.a (Reserve Assistance Program attendance), note

 

Omit “Salary for Reserve Service”, substitute “Salary for Reserve service”.

6
Paragraph 3.2.37.2.a (Salary – Private Proficient)

 

Omit “permanent forces”, substitute “Permanent Forces”.

7
Subparagraph 3.2.37.2.b.ii (Salary – Private Proficient), note

 

Omit “reserve service”, substitute “Reserve service”.

8
Paragraph 3.2.47S.1.c (Increment advancement)

 

Omit “and Reserves”, substitute “and the Reserves”.

9
Subparagraph 3.2.52A.2.d.ii (Salary non-reduction – Air Force Flight Test Engineer)

 

Omit “Permanent Force”, substitute “Permanent Forces”.

10
Paragraph 3.5.7.c (Member is not eligible for a bonus)

 

Omit “latter”, substitute “later”.

11
Paragraph 3.5.10.2.a (Effective service for the purpose of the bonus)

 

Omit “full time”, substitute “full-time”.

12
Paragraph 3.5.14lA.a (Recognised service)

 

Omit “reserve service”, substitute “Reserve service”.

13
Section 4.1.3 (Member this part applies to)

 

Omit “a member in the reserves”, substitute “a member of the Reserves”.

14
Paragraph 4.1.5.3.a (Eligibility for higher duties allowance)

 

Omit “Permanent Force”, substitute “Permanent Forces”.

15
Subparagraph 4.9.17.1.a.i (Health support allowance – Members on Reserve service)

 

Omit “reserve service”, substitute “Reserve service”.

16
Section 5.5.24 (Member this Division applies to)

 

Omit “full time”, substitute “full-time”.

17
Section 12.1.1 (Member Chapters 12 to 16 apply to)

 

Omit, “a member of the reserves”, substitute “a member of the Reserves”.

18
Subparagraph 12.5.5.4.b.i (Meal supplement allowance – outside of Australia)

 

Omit “$42.50”, substitute “AUD 42.50”.

19
Subparagraph 12.5.5.4.b.ii (Meal supplement allowance – outside of Australia)

 

Omit “$21.25”, substitute “AUD 21.25”.

20
Section 12.7.3 (Definitions)

 

Omit the section, substitute:

12.7.2    Definitions

 

In this Part the following apply.

 

Beneficiary means one of the following persons.

 

a.

A dependant of a member.

 

b.

The legal personal representative of a member.

21
Section 12.7.2 (Person this Part applies to)

 

Omit the section, substitute:

12.7.3    Person this Part applies to

 

This Part applies to the following.

 

a.

A member, including a member on Reserve service, who meets one of the following.

 

 

i.

They are on a long-term posting overseas.

 

 

ii.

They are on short-term duty overseas.

 

b.

A beneficiary of a member in paragraph a, if the member has died.

22
Subsection 14.4.8.3 (Alternative travel modes and routes), example

 

Omit the example.

23
Section 14A.1.11 (Accommodation limits and contributions)

 

Omit the section, substitute:

14A.1.11    Accommodation limits and contributions

1.

A member is eligible for reimbursement of the lesser of the following if they book accommodation under 14A.1.10.

 

a.

The weekly cost of the accommodation.

 

b.

The booking rate.

2.

A member must make a contribution towards the cost of the accommodation calculated as follows, if Defence books an accommodation under section 14A.1.10.

 

 

Where:

 

A

is the weekly cost of the accommodation.

 

B

is the booking rate.

3

In this section, the booking rate means one of the following.

 

a.

If the booking is for a single person or a couple — AUD 995 each week.

 

b.

If the booking is for a family with up to 2 children — AUD 1,250 each week.

 

c.

If the booking is for a family with more than 3 children — AUD 1,920 each week.

24
Subsection 14A.1.11A.4 (Furniture and household items)

 

Omit the section, substitute:

4.

The maximum reimbursement under subsection 3 is one of the following.

 

a.

If up to 2 people live in the home and share a room — AUD 995 each week.

 

b.

If a family with up to 2 children live in the home — AUD 1,250 each week.

 

c.

If a family with up to 3 children or more live in the home — AUD 1,920 each week.

25
Subsection 14A.1.12.1 (Larder establishment program), note

 

Omit “positing”, substitute “posting”:

26
Subsection 14A.1.12.2 (Larder establishment program)

 

Omit the subsection, substitute:

2.

The rate of the larder establishment payment is one of the following.

 

a.

If the person is 13 years or older — AUD 297.

 

b.

If the person is younger than 13 years old — AUD 149.

27
Subsection 14A.1.18.2 (Education assistance)

 

Omit “$111”, substitute “AUD 111”.

28
Annex 15.4.A (Rent group overseas), table item 5

 

Omit the item, substitute:

 

5.

One of the following:

a. Petty Officer (pay grade 6 or 7)

b. Officer performing year of compulsory residency (from undergraduate scheme)

c. Acting Sub Lieutenant (who is paid salary under Schedule B.4 DFRT Determination No. 2 of 2017, Salaries)

d. Sub Lieutenant

One of the following:

a. Sergeant (pay grade 6 or 7)

b. Staff Sergeant

c. Officer performing year of compulsory residency (from undergraduate scheme)

d. Second Lieutenant (who is paid salary under Schedule B.4 of DFRT Determination No. 2 of 2017, Salaries)

e. Lieutenant

One of the following:

a. Sergeant (pay grade 6 or 7)

b. Officer performing year of compulsory residency (from undergraduate scheme)

c. Pilot Officer (who is paid salary under Schedule B.4 of DFRT Determination No. 2 of 2017, Salaries)

d. Flying Officer

5

 

 

Schedule 2—Commonwealth reference amendments

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service

1
Section 6.1.3 (Purpose)

 

Omit "Commonwealth".

2
Paragraph 6.1.10.a (Removals to and from overseas – number of removals)

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense", substitute “under this Determination”.

3
Subparagraph 6.1.13.1.b.i (Telephone installation or reconnection costs)

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense".

4
Paragraph 6.2.3.4.a (Furniture and effects – amount of reimbursement)

 

Omit "the Commonwealth".

5
Paragraph 6.2.4.1.a (Private vehicles – loss on sale)

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense".

6
Paragraph 6.5.6.2.b (When a member's adult dependant is also a member)

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense".

7
Section 6.5.8 (Purpose)

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense".

8
Section 6.5.9A (Compensation for loss or damage to items removed or stored)

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense".

9
Section 6.5.11 (Items not removed at Commonwealth expense), heading

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense".

10
Subsection 6.5.12.4 (Removal of urgently required items)

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense".

11
Subsection 6.5.15.1 (Privately arranged removals – eligibility and conditions for assistance)

 

Omit "for Commonwealth", substitute “for”.

12
Subsection 6.5.15.2 (Privately arranged removals – eligibility and conditions for assistance)

 

Omit "Commonwealth".

13
Subsection 6.5.19A.1 (Removal to a personal location for employment or study)

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense".

14
Subsection 6.5.21.1 (Removal of dependants to a personal location on seagoing posting)

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense".

15
Section 6.5.23 (Overseas personal location)

 

Omit "Commonwealth will not pay", substitute “member is not eligible”.

16
Section 6.5.25 (Resident child carer does not attract any benefit)

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense".

17
Subsection 6.5.26.1 (Posting of six months or more)

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense".

18
Section 6.5.27 (Posting of member with dependants (unaccompanied))

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense" wherever occurring.

19
Section 6.5.50 (Purpose)

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense".

20
Subsection 6.5.51.1 (Period for which storage is provided – general)

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense".

21
Paragraph 6.5.51.2.a (Period for which storage is provided – general)

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense", substitute “under this Determination”.

22
Subsection 6.5.51.3 (Period for which storage is provided – general)

 

Omit "stored at Commonwealth expense".

23
Subsection 6.5.56.2 (Storage of statutory officer's official Defence vehicle)

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense".

24
Paragraph 6.5.58.b (Storage at a personal location at member's expense)

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense".

25
Subsection 6.5.63.2 (Review of storage of furniture and effects)

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense" wherever occurring.

26
Subsection 6.5.63.4 (Review of storage of furniture and effects)

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense" wherever occurring.

27
Subsection 6.5.68.2 (Removal from outside posting location)

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense".

28
Subsection 6.5.71.2 (Removal eligibility on next posting)

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense".

29
Paragraph 6.5.75.1.b (Member ceases to be member with dependants (other than on death of dependant))

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense".

30
Section 6.5.75A (Member ceases to be member with dependants (death of dependant))

 

Omit "at Commonwealth expense" wherever occurring.

31
Subsection 6.5.78.3 (Eligibility for removal), table item 5

 

Omit "the Commonwealth will pay is limited to the cost", substitute “payable is limited to the cost”.

32
Subsection 6.5.85.1 (Benefit for dependants), table item 5

 

Omit “Commonwealth will not pay more than the cost of”, substitute “cost will not be more than”.

33
Subsection 6.5.87.2 (Limits on removals following death of a member)

 

Omit “Commonwealth will not pay”, substitute “member’s dependant is not eligible”.

34
Section 7.1.24 (Costs that will not be paid)

 

Omit “The Commonwealth will not pay these”, substitute “A member is not eligible for any of the following”.

35
Section 7.1.27 (House not chosen during house-hunting trip)

 

Omit “to the Commonwealth” wherever occurring.

36
Subsection 7.1.28.3 (Evidence of house-hunting trip costs)

 

Omit “to the Commonwealth”.

37
Subsection 7.4.5.2 (What is a licence to live in?)

 

Omit “Commonwealth as represented by the”.

38
Subsection 7.4.24.1 (Contribution for living-in accommodation)

 

Omit “to the Commonwealth”.

39
Paragraph 7.4.27A.4.b (Member on a flexible service determination)

 

Omit “to the Commonwealth”.

40
Paragraph 7.4.27B.4.b (Member with dependants (unaccompanied) on a flexible service determination)

 

Omit “to the Commonwealth”.

41
Subsection 7.4.27C.2 (If a flexible determination ends early), table

 

Omit “to the Commonwealth” wherever occurring.

42
Paragraph 7.5.6.1.a (Members eligible)

 

Omit “at Commonwealth expense”.

43
Subsection 7.6.33.5 (Acceptance or rejection of reasonable offer)

 

Omit “at Commonwealth expense”.

44
Paragraph 7.6.55A.5.b (Contribution for member on a flexible service determination)

 

Omit “to the Commonwealth”.

45
Paragraph 7.6.55B.4.b (Member with dependants (unaccompanied) on a flexible service determination)

 

Omit “to the Commonwealth”.

46
Subsection 7.6.55C.2 (If a flexible service determination ends early), table

 

Omit “to the Commonwealth” wherever occurring.

47
Paragraph 7.7.14A.4.b (Contribution for member on a flexible service determination)

 

Omit “to the Commonwealth”.

48
Paragraph 7.7.14B.4.b (Member with dependants (unaccompanied) on a flexible service determination)

 

Omit “to the Commonwealth”.

49
Subsection 7.7.14C.2 (When a flexible service determination ends early), table

 

Omit “to the Commonwealth” wherever occurring.

50
Paragraph 7.8.18A.4.b (Rent contribution for member on a flexible service determination)

 

Omit “to the Commonwealth”.

51
Paragraph 7.8.18B.4.b (Rent contribution for member with dependants (unaccompanied) on a flexible service determination)

 

Omit “to the Commonwealth”.

52
Subsection 7.8.18C.2 (If a flexible service determination ends early), table

 

Omit “to the Commonwealth” wherever occurring.

53
Section 7.8.40 (Purpose)

 

Omit “from the Commonwealth”.

54
Subsection 7.8.41.3 (Assistance with payments for rental home), table

 

Omit “to the Commonwealth” wherever occurring.

55
Section 7.8.45 (Unused advances to be repaid)

 

Omit “to the Commonwealth”, wherever occurring.

56
Subsection 7.8.46.1 (Method of repayment)

 

Omit “from the Commonwealth”.

57
Subsection 7.8.46.2 (Method of repayment)

 

Omit “to the Commonwealth”.

58
Subsection 7.10.8.2 (Contribution for energy costs – tied or Service residences)

 

Omit “the Commonwealth”.

59
Subsection 7.10.9.1 (Contribution for utilities – member living in)

 

Omit “the Commonwealth”.

 

Schedule 3—Dependants with special needs amendments

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service

1
Chapter 8 Part 6 (Dependants with special needs)

 

Omit the Part, substitute:

Part 6: Dependants with special needs

Division 1: Posting assistance

8.6.1    Purpose

 

The purpose of this Division is to provide assistance to a member who has a dependant with special needs on posting.

8.6.2    Member this Division applies to

 

This Division applies to a member who meets all the following.

 

a.

They have a dependant with special needs under section 1.3.84.

 

b.

They have been granted a removal under Chapter 6 Part 5 Division 1 as a result of a posting.

8.6.3   Limitations on assistance

 

A member is not eligible for assistance under this Part for services that are provided to them by any other Commonwealth body, State or Territory Government department, or Government funded agencies.

8.6.4    Payment

 

Assistance under section 8.6.6 and 8.6.7 is paid in one of the following ways.

 

a.

If services were paid for by the member — by reimbursement to the member.

 

b.

If an invoice was issued by the service provider to the member — by payment to the service provider.

8.6.5    Special needs pre-posting visits

1.

A member is eligible for travel and accommodation for a pre-posting visit to the new posting location if all the following apply.

 

a.

The visit is supported by the member's Commanding Officer at the losing location.

 

b.

The CDF is satisfied all of the following apply.

 

 

i.

The dependant with special needs requires direct contact with the relevant departments or institutions in the new posting location.

 

 

ii.

The proposed travel is reasonable in the circumstances.

 

c.

The member applies using the approved form.

 

Note: Meals and incidentals are not included under subsection 1.

2.

The benefit under subsection 1 may be provided for any of the following.

 

a.

The dependant with special needs who is travelling under subsection 1.

 

b.

The member or their partner if they travel with the member’s dependant with special needs.

 

c.

Any other person whom the CDF is satisfied it is necessary to have accompany the dependant with special needs.

 

Note: Special needs pre-posting visits are in addition to approved house-hunting trips under Chapter 7 Part 1 Division 4.

3.

Despite section 9.1.3, travel under this section can be by a means that is not the most economical if the CDF is satisfied it is appropriate after considering the needs of the dependant with special needs.

4.

Despite section 9.5.16, accommodation under this section can be by a means that is not the most economical if the CDF is satisfied it is appropriate after considering the needs of the dependant with special needs.

8.6.6    Assistance with respite, personal care or therapy services

1.

Subject to subsection 2, a member is eligible for assistance with care or therapy services for their dependant with special needs if all the following apply.

 

a.

There is evidence that the assistance applied for was provided in the former posting location, or that the family was on a waiting list in that location.

 

b.

The dependant is on a government waiting list for the therapy and respite services in the new posting location.

 

c.

State or Territory assistance is not available or has a waiting period.

 

d.

The member applies using the approved form.

2.

Respite care will only be provided if no other forms of care are available.

3.

In this section, care or therapy services means any of the following.

 

a.

Respite care.

 

b.

Personal care.

 

c.

Therapy services.

 

d.

Early intervention program that provides assistance to promote the development of preschool aged children with special needs.

8.6.7    Assistance with equipment hire

1.

Subject to subsection 2, a member is eligible for financial assistance to hire equipment in their posting location if all the following apply.

 

a.

One of the following applies.

 

 

i.

Specialist equipment used at their former posting location provided by a local Government funded service could not be transported to their posting location.

 

 

ii.

The dependant was on a waiting list for the equipment at the former posting location.

 

b.

The dependant is on a waiting list for the equipment in their posting location.

 

c.

The member has provided the following to Defence Member and Family Support.

 

 

i.

Evidence of an approved application for placement on waiting lists for Government funded services at their posting location.

 

 

ii.

Evidence that the type of equipment applied for was provided at their former posting location or that the family was on a waiting list in that location.

 

 

iii.

Evidence that equipment is not transportable or was provided by local Government funded services at the former posting location.

 

d.

The member applies using the approved form.

2.

The amount of assistance in subsection 1 cannot exceed the cost of hiring the specialist equipment that the member had in the former posting location.

8.6.8    Special housing needs

1.

A member is eligible for the following at their posting location.

 

a.

Subject to subsection 2, any of the following housing modifications.

 

 

i.

Modifications that are similar to those at the member's residence in the former posting location.

 

 

ii.

If they are not split-system air conditioners installation or removal of window mounted air conditioners and heaters that are portable and have been purchased by the member.

 

 

iii.

If carpet is a trigger for a severe allergic reaction, as confirmed by specialist medical advice based on appropriate allergy testing — removal of carpets.

 

 

iv.

Modifications that improve accessibility for the dependant.

 

b.

A Service residence in a higher rent band if the CDF is satisfied it is reasonable after considering the special needs of the member’s dependant.

 

c.

Housing located close to the dependant's school.

2.

The CDF must be satisfied that house modifications under paragraph 1.a are appropriate and will not significantly alter the structure of the house.

8.6.9    Unpacking assistance during removal

1.

Subject to subsection 2, a member is eligible for unpacking assistance at their new posting location if all the following apply.

 

a.

The member requires assistance with unpacking for either of the following reasons.

 

 

i.

The member is absent due to Service reasons.

 

 

ii.

The member has a medical condition that limits their ability to unpack.

 

b.

The CDF is satisfied of one the following after considering any medical evidence provided.

 

 

i.

If the member’s dependant with special needs is an adult — the dependant has a severe medical issue that will limit their ability to assist with unpacking.

 

 

ii.

If the member’s dependant with special needs is not an adult — the dependant has a severe medical issue that will limit the member or their partner’s ability to assist with unpacking.

2.

In this section unpacking assistance means assistance that meets all the following.

 

a.

It is limited to 2 Commonwealth removalists assisting for 4 hours in duration.

 

b.

It is provided at the time the home contents are delivered.

 

Division 2: Assistance when there is no removal to a new posting location

8.6.10    Purpose

 

The purpose of this Division is to provide assistance to a member who has a dependant with special needs who has not been granted a removal to a new posting location.

8.6.11    Member this Division applies to

 

This Division applies to a member who meets all the following.

 

a.

They have a dependant with special needs under section 1.3.84.

 

b.

They are not eligible for assistance under Division 1.

8.6.12    Additional assistance

1.

Subject to subsection 2, a member is eligible to the following if the CDF is satisfied it is reasonable.

 

a.

A Service residence in a higher rent band than their rank group is eligible for under subsection 7.6.13.1 if the CDF is satisfied it is appropriate after considering the special needs of the member’s dependant.

 

b.

Unpacking assistance under section 8.6.10.

2.

The member must apply in writing for assistance using any approved forms.

Schedule 4—Class of travel amendments

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service

1
Paragraph 13.2.4.c (Member this Division does not apply to)

 

Omit the paragraph.

2
Section 13.2.5 (Special travel requirements)

 

Omit the section, substitute:

13.2.5    Class of air travel for member travelling when pregnant

 

A member is eligible for business class travel if all of the following apply.

 

a.

A doctor has certified them as pregnant at the time of travel.

 

b.

The travel time in an aircraft is longer than 5 hours.

13.2.5A    Class of air travel for members travelling in groups

1.

A member is eligible for travel in economy class if they are travelling as a part of a group of members for one of the following reasons.

 

a.

To participate in an exercise.

 

b.

To undertake training.

 

c.

To perform ceremonial duties.

 

d.

To undertake an overseas study tour.

2.

Despite subsection 1, a member is eligible to travel at a higher class if one of the following applies.

 

a.

The member is on an overseas study tour and the CDF is satisfied that travel at a higher class is reasonable having regard to the following.

 

 

i.

The costs and benefits of travel at the higher class.

 

 

ii.

The member’s rank.

 

 

iii.

The nature of the study tour.

 

b.

The member holds the rank of Brigadier or higher and the CDF is satisfied that travel at a higher class is reasonable.

 

 

Note: To avoid doubt, if a member is approved travel at a higher class under paragraph 2.b the class of travel for the remaining members of the group does not change.

13.2.5B    Class of air travel for members travelling on a peacetime operation, exercise or activity

1.

A member is eligible for travel in economy class if the member is travelling for the purpose of a Headquarters Joint Operations Command-led overseas peacetime operation, exercise or activity.

2.

Despite subsection 1, a member is eligible to travel at a higher class if the CDF is satisfied that it is reasonable having regard to the following.

 

a.

The reason for the travel.

 

b.

The costs and benefits of the travel at the higher class.

 

c.

The nature of the duty overseas.

 

Schedule 5—Overseas excess baggage amendments

Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service

1
Subsection 14.4.10.1 (Baggage benefits)

 

Omit “travel to”, substitute “travel to or from”.

2
Subsection 14.4.11.2 (Excess baggage)

 

After the subsection, insert:

2A.

Despite subsection 2, subsection 2B applies if the travel meets all of the following.

 

a.

Any of the following apply.

 

 

i.

The travel is to a posting location overseas in the Pacific Islands.

 

 

ii.

The travel is from a posting location overseas to Australia.

 

 

iii.

The travel is from a posting location overseas to another posting location overseas.

 

b.

The travel occurs between 1 December 2021 and 30 June 2022.

2B.

If subsection 2A applies, payment for excess baggage is limited by all of the following.

 

a.

If the carrier charges for the combined weight of baggage, payment may only be made for the cost of up to 60 kg of total baggage weight.

 

b.

If the carrier charges per suitcase, payment may only be made for the cost of up to 4 suitcases in total.

 

c.

Costs are limited to those that would apply to travel by the most direct route.

3
Subsection 14.4.12.3 (Unaccompanied baggage or air freight)

 

Omit the subsection.

 

Schedule 6Savings provision

1
Class of travel

1.

This section applies to a member who meets all of the following on the date of commencement of this Determination.

 

a.

The member is on a Headquarters Joint Operations Command-led overseas peacetime operation, exercise or activity.

 

b.

The member has been issued a ticket for a business class flight for return to Australia at the end of the peacetime operation, exercise or activity.

2.

Despite the change made by Schedule 7 section 2 of this Determination, the member remains eligible to the business class flight for return to Australia.