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This instrument provides a member commencing a long-term posting overseas travel benefits for a close relative to accompany the member to the overseas posting location and provide initial care arrangements for the member’s dependant.
Administered by: Defence
Registered 24 Nov 2022
Tabling HistoryDate
Tabled HR28-Nov-2022
Tabled Senate28-Nov-2022
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Defence (Individual Benefits) Determination 2022
(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 22 November 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  Purpose.................................................................................................................................... 1

5  Definition................................................................................................................................. 1

6  Application............................................................................................................................... 2

7  Period of eligibility................................................................................................................... 2

8  Flights...................................................................................................................................... 2

9  Travel costs, baggage and health care benefits.......................................................................... 2

10  Effect of cancellation of posting............................................................................................. 2

 


1  Name

This instrument is the Defence (Individual Benefits) Determination 2022
(No. 8)
.

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.

The day after the instrument is registered.

 

 

          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  Purpose

The purpose of this Determination is to provide a member commencing a long-term posting overseas travel benefits for a close relative to accompany the member to the overseas posting location and provide initial care arrangements for the member’s dependant.

5  Definitions

In this Determination, the following apply.

Baggage benefits means benefits provided under Chapter 14 Part 4 Division 2 of the Defence Determination that the member’s close relative would be eligible for if they were a dependant of the member.

Close relative means a parent of the member to whom this Determination applies.

Decision‑maker means a person working in the Pay and Administration Centre – Victoria who is an Overseas Administration Team Leader.

Defence Determination means Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service, as in force from time to time.

Dependant has the same meaning given by section 12.3.5 of the Defence Determination.

Health care means benefits provided under Chapter 15 Part 5 Division 2 of the Defence Determination that the member’s close relative would have been eligible for if they were a dependant of the member.

Travel costs means benefits under section 14.4.6 of the Defence Determination that the member’s close relative would be eligible for if they were a dependant of the member.

6  Application

This Determination applies to the member holding the employee identification number 8097840.

7  Period of eligibility

Benefits under this Determination apply between the following dates.

a.             Starting on a date set by the decision‑maker that aligns with the member’s departure from Australia to the overseas posting location.

b.             Ending on the date that is 3 months after the close relative arrives in the member’s posting location.

Flights

The member is eligible for a return business class flight for their close relative to travel from Australia to the member’s next posting location.

9  Travel costs, baggage and health care benefits

The member is eligible for all of the following for their close relative.

a.             Travel costs.

b.             Baggage benefits.

c.             Health care.

10  Effect of cancellation of posting

If the member’s long-term posting overseas is cancelled on request of the member before the posting commences, the member must repay the cost of benefits received under this Determination that cannot be refunded.