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16.1.1 Purpose

16.1.2 Definitions

Provisional hardship location

16.1.4 Qualifying period

16.1.5 Member this Chapter applies to

16.1.6 Member this Chapter does not apply to


All conditions of service for deployments are set out in Chapter 17.

16.1.5 The dual Commonwealth benefit rule


Example: A member is posted to Jakarta Indonesia. The member's spouse is an APS employee in the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, and is on a long-term posting to Jakarta for the same period as the member. The member is eligible for the location allowance. The member's spouse is paid location allowance by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. The member is not eligible for the benefit.

16.1.8 Provisional hardship locations


See: Part 1 section 16.1.7, Basis for hardship package

16.1.9 Criteria for decisions

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