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  1. This Chapter deals with salary structures, pay scales, increments and related Conditions of service for ranks of the ADF.

  2. It also deals with superannuation and bonuses, overpayments and recovery of them.



This Chapter includes the following Parts.

Part 1 Salaries

Part 2 Administration of salaries

Part 3 Bonuses 

Part 4 Continuation bonus

Part 5 Retention and completion benefits

Part 6 Deliberately differentiated offer for members

Warning: The DFRT determinations in Chapters 3 and 4 are legally self-contained. They have their own definitions, dates of effect and rules about which members they apply to. They must be read on their own. The definitions in Chapter 1 Part 3 may not apply. These definitions only apply to Defence Determination 2016/19 and related guidance, as published in the remainder of Chapters 1 to 17.

Pay and conditions manual


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