Under the Government’s offer, confirmed by the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal on 3 November 2014, Australian service men and women will have to give up Christmas and recreation leave, while receiving a below inflation pay rise of 1.5 per cent. This is despite the 2014-15 Budget already having allocated funding for a fair pay deal for ADF personnel.
Under the Defence Act 1903, Section 58H, the Government is able to request the DFRT to reconsider its determination. In doing so, the Government is able to set out the grounds on which the reconsideration is being sought. This request must be done in writing and within 28 days of the determination being made.
PM, ITS YOUR CALL
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UPDATE 2 DECEMBER 2014
The PM responded on the last day with this decision.
Although it restores the allowances, it does not change the 1.5% pa pay increase for the next three years. That means the purchasing power of their pay is not maintained with the Consumer Price Increase at 3%
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