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5.13.1 Purpose

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For members who are recalled to duty in support of a domestic emergency operations and who are not eligible under this Part, additional provisions are provided under the Defence (Domestic emergency operations) Determination 2020.

5.13.2 Basis

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Examples: The cost of changing a return flight, additional fare charges.

5.13.3 Payment for costs

5.13.4 Member is recalled from posting location

5.13.5 Member is temporarily recalled from leave location

Guidance

Example: A member is posted to Canberra, and is on holiday in Cairns. The member is recalled to duty to deal with an emergency. As the recall period is short, the member and family decide that the member will return to Canberra alone, and return to Cairns to resume the holiday as soon as possible.

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Example: Return fares or vehicle allowance.

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Example: Children may not be left at a holiday location unsupervised, and may need to return with the member.

Non-example: Adult dependants may have no need to return with the member.

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Example: A member is recalled to duty and breaks their holiday for four days, including travelling time. The member had rented a beach house for the holiday and during the recall it was empty. The member may be paid an amount to cover rent during the four-day period.

Non-example: A member is recalled to duty and breaks their holiday. The member returns to duty alone. The member's dependants remain in the holiday accommodation. The member has had the benefit of the accommodation expense.

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Examples: Telephone, facsimile or email costs.

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Example: The member may give the CDF receipts or a statutory declaration. These could show the amount spent on holiday items.

Guidance

Example: Travel insurance

5.13.6 Costs if a member is recalled from holiday location

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​​​​​​Example: A member is on holiday away from home. The member is recalled to duty to deal with an unexpected crisis. The member must cancel the rest of the holiday.

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Example: A member is on a package tour and is recalled from leave. The tour operator offers the member a flight back, using the unused fares of the tour as part- payment. The member must pay an additional fee. This additional fee may be reimbursed to the member.

Non-example: A member and her family drive to their destination for a camping holiday. The member is recalled, and the whole family drives home. As the drive cost no more than it would have cost had the member finished the holiday, no transport costs are paid to the member.

Guidance

Example: A member is recalled to duty a week before their holiday was due to end. The member had prepaid for accommodation, a day's fishing tour, and an afternoon of horse riding. The owner of the stables gave the member a full refund. The fishing tour operator gave the member a half refund. The member had no right to any accommodation refund. The payment to the member may recognise the cost of a week's accommodation and half the cost of the fishing tour.

Non-example 1: A member is recalled to duty. The member's dependants remain in the holiday accommodation and continue their plans while the member returns to duty alone. The member has had the benefit of the accommodation expense.

Non-example 2: A member is on holiday in a country that experiences civil unrest. The member and family stay in their hotel for safety. The ADF then recalls all members in that country. Only costs for items the member did not use after they had left the country due to the recall can be reimbursed. Items not used because it was not safe to leave the hotel are the member's loss.

Guidance

Examples: Telephone, facsimile or email costs.

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Example: Travel insurance.

5.13.7 Costs if a member's leave is cancelled before it starts

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Examples: Telephone costs, email costs, fees charged by travel agents.

5.13.8 Claiming and acquitting

Guidance

The approved form is AD388 - Application for Compensation Resulting from Cancellation or Recall from Leave.

5.13.9 Re-credit of leave

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