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AIR FORCE November 26, 2009
ADF members have a little bit more mon-
ey to burn now that salary and salary related
allowances have increased by 3.5 per cent.
The pay rise came into effect on November
12 as part of the new two-year ADF Workplace
Remuneration Arrangement (WRA), which
was recently approved by the Defence Force
Remuneration Tribunal (DFRT).
The WRA began on November 4 and expires
on November 3, 2011.
Members will see the change in their pay
slips from November 26, with increases apply-
ing to all members up to the rank of GPCAPT.
The WRA is the military version of work-
place bargaining and delivers across-the-board
pay rises for ADF members, in return for
improvements in productivity.
Member support was a key factor the DFRT
examined when considering approval of the
WRA pay increases. Commanders were asked
to survey their units and 87 per cent of about
29,000 ADF members surveyed supported the
proposed pay increases.
The new WRA will increase ADF salary
by a total of 6.2 per cent, paid up front and at
the mid point over the two-year period of the
The pay increases are:
3.5 per cent with effect November 12, 2009.
2.7 per cent with effect November 11, 2010.
A brochure detailing the new pay rates has
been included in this edition.
For more information, visit the Defence Pay and
Conditions site and click on the 'Workplace
Remuneration Arrangement (WRA 2009-11)
More pay these
EXTRA SPENDING: More money will be in your pocket
from November 27.
Photo: LAC Aaron Curran
HOME insurance benefits are now
available to permanent and reserve
ADF members who are eligible under
the Defence Home Ownership Assist-
ance Scheme (DHOAS).
The economical home and contents
insurance is offered through the Defence
Service Homes Insurance Scheme
(DSHIS), following recent changes to
the Defence Service Homes Act 1918.
DSHI has been providing insurance
to eligible veterans and ADF personnel
for more than 90 years. The scheme
is administered by the Department of
Amending the Act has considerably
expanded the number of ADF mem-
bers who can enjoy the benefits of the
scheme. The changes were made to
support the introduction of DHOAS,
Defence's new home loan subsidy
Members don't have to hold a
DHOAS Subsidy Certificate or home
loan to purchase the insurance cover,
they only need to meet the eligibility
requirements of DHOAS.
The initiative further helps to
enhance the quality of military life and
supports Defence's aim with DHOAS
to improve recruitment and retention in
DSHI offers both home and contents
insurance, and policy holders can take
out cover on any home they own, includ-
ing holiday and rental homes.
They receive a broad insurance cover
which includes flood as well as storm
damage to fences, which are not usually
covered under home insurance policies.
Accidental damage up to $5000 is auto-
The scheme provides the con-
tents insurance policy through QBE
(Australia). The policy includes an
optional accidental damage extension
for contents in the home.
For more information, contact DSHI on
1300 552 6662 or visit www.dsh.gov.au
Cover all your bases
INSURANCE ASSURANCE: ADF members eligible under DHOAS can now
receive home and contents insurance on any home they own through the
Defence Service Homes Insurance Scheme.
Photo: LAC Aaron Curran
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