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4.9.3 Purpose


Examples: Telephone calls, facsimile transmissions, postage and photocopying.

4.9.4 Definitions

4.9.5 Members this Division applies to


In the total workforce system, a member of the Reserves may be described as a member in Service category 2, 3, 4 or 5.

4.9.6 Duties attracting a sessional fee


Examples for table item 1biii: Conferences conducted in person or by telephone conference.

Examples for table item 1d: Drafting legal advice, applications, submissions and petitions. Providing advice to a member on the merits of electing trial by a court martial or Defence Force Magistrate.

Examples for table item 6ai: Undertaking legal reviews under the Defence Force Discipline Act 1982 and the Defence (Inquiry) Regulations 1985.

Examples for table item 6aii: Mediation, facilitation, negotiation, conflict coaching, conciliation and arbitration.


Examples: Proofing witnesses, taking instructions, settling agreed facts, reading transcripts, preparing submissions.

Non-Example: Travelling to the place of duty.


Example: A legal officer provides legal advice to an ADF commander about one of their members. The legal officer is not to be compensated for preparation time.

4.9.7 Sessional fee and Reserve salary



  1. A member who elects to take a full day's sessional fee for three or more hours duty cannot claim Reserve salary for the same day.

  2. A member who takes a full day's Reserve salary for six or more hours duty cannot claim sessional fee for additional hours on that same day.

4.9.8 Amount of sessional fee

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