Home' Air Force News : October 24th 2013 Contents I have received a posting order, what do I do next?
You should access and complete all your relocation paperwork online at Toll Transitions' website
www.tolltransitions.com.au/defence If you have any questions, or require assistance completing
your paperwork online call Toll Transitions on 1800 819 167.
I have moved with Toll Transitions before, do I need to complete a new
No, you can access and update the inventory from your last move online at Toll Transitions' website
What is the Whole of Relocation Cost (WORC) model and how does it affect
From August 2013, all ADF members having a removal within Australia will have their goods uplifted on
any day within the week of their preferred uplift date. This new approach does not involve a change to your
removal entitlements. Members submit their AFR as usual nominating a preferred uplift date. Toll then
determines the best value for money uplift day within the week of your preferred date and confirms the
date with you.
How long does it take for Toll to confirm the actual uplift date?
Once you have submitted a completed AFR, and your removal has been approved, in most cases you
will receive confirmation of the actual uplift date from your case manager witihin 10 working days. This
timeframe is dependent on you being available for Toll to complete a Pre-Removal Visit.
What is a Pre-Removal Visit (PRV)?
A Toll Transitions Consultant will attend your home to confirm your removal details. They will assess the
volume of your household furniture and effects and note any special packing requirements. The Toll
Consultant will also advise of your responsibilities and the removalist's responsibilities during your
What if I have an operational or extenuating personal reason that dictates I
have to move on my preferred uplift date?
You need to obtain CO/OC or delegate (MAJ(E) or above) approval. This authorisation must be provided
to your case manager at the time you submit your AFR. Your case manager can provide you with the
applicable form or you can download it from our website.
For more information
Freecall: 1800 819 167
Are you relocating soon?
October 24, 2013
One charge of
Obtaining a Financial
Advantage -- DFDA s
61(3) and Criminal Code
Act 1995 s 135.2(1)
The member was
accused of knowingly
obtaining a rental allow-
ance that the member
was not entitled to
receive, by failing to
advise of a change in
The member pleaded
guilty and was found
The member was
sentenced to 60 days
detention and ordered
to pay $4704.06, to be
paid in instalments of
$100 per fortnight dur-
ing the period of deten-
tion and thereafter at
the rate of $200 per
CAPT Scott Ritchie, RAN
Director Military Discipline Law
WHEN a member is convicted of
an offence under the Defence Force
Discipline Act (DFDA), he or she
becomes subject to a punishment.
Some punishments under the DFDA
are similar to those in the civilian
The punishments which can be
imposed under the DFDA range in
severity from a reprimand up to life
imprisonment. Some of the unique
military punishments include being
dismissed from the ADF, sentenced to
detention or reduction in rank.
Members may also be convicted
without a punishment being imposed and
by agreeing to be of good behaviour.
The punishment able to be imposed
is limited by the offence, the relevant
authority hearing the matter and the
rank of the defendant. The scale of
punishment at the summary authority
level is also subject to whether the
convicted member has previously been
offered the option to have the matter
heard by a Court Martial or Defence
When deciding on the
appropriateness of a particular
punishment, the relevant authority
must consider a variety of factors.
These factors focus on both civilian
sentencing principles, such as the
nature of the offence, the defendant's
actions after arrest, and the defendant's
personal circumstances, along with the
Fitting punishment Note: All court martial and
Defence Force magistrate
trial results are subject
to command review and
appeal. The results pub-
lished are of trials across
overarching need to maintain discipline
in the ADF.
A summary authority also must give
reasons for the punishment it imposes.
The majority of punishments commence
immediately, but some require approval
by a reviewing authority before taking
Punishments such as detention
or fines may be suspended by the
relevant authority. Regardless of
which punishment is imposed, the
punishment must be appropriate in all
the circumstances and be consistent with
the provisions of the DFDA.
A LOT TO LOSE: Fines and reduction
in rank are two possible punishments
if convicted of an offence under the
Defence Force Discipline Act.
Photo: LS Helen Frank
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