Since the Tribunal Hearing today (15 October) the following News articles have been published.
Australian Defence Force outlines pay offer to remuneration tribunal Phillip Thomson – Public Service Reporter at the Canberra Times reports:
The Australian Defence Force says its below-inflation pay offer to tens of thousands of members will cost the Abbott government $634 million and should be supported before the existing arrangement expires, because back pay is not an option.
In a hearing at the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal on Wednesday, the ADF’s advocate said the proposed pay rise would be given in a time of financial constraints and unpredictable world events.
ADF personnel among ‘best paid in the world’, Vice Chief says as tribunal defers pay deal decision Andrew Greene – ABC Political Reporter reports:
The tribunal has adjourned to consider the Government’s proposal for servicemen and women to receive a pay increase of 1.5 per cent a year for three years, which is less than the current inflation rate.
Members of the ADF do not get a chance to vote on their pay agreements like other public servants, with the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal (DFRT) assessing the offer.
Pay proposal best ADF could do Elsie Scott and Adan Bennett – The Australian report:
UNIFORMED personnel are disappointed with a lower-than-inflation pay rise but the Australian Defence Force insists it’s the best it could do.
ABOUT 11,000 defence members have had a say on the proposed 1.5 per cent annual pay increase since it was announced on Friday, with 90 per cent unhappy with the three-year proposal.