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Army November 10, 2011
Pay goes up this month
By Sgt Dave Morley
ARMY members can look forward
to having more money in their pock-
ets for Christmas as a result of a pay
increase announced on October 28.
A 4 per cent increase, in pay
packets on November 24 will be fol-
lowed by a 2.5 per cent increase in
November 2012 and a further 2.5 per
cent in November 2013.
Seventeen salary-related allow-
ances will also increase in line with
the pay rises.
Tier 1 Field Allowance will go
up by $4.78 a day over three years,
while Service Allowance will
increase by $1080 by 2014.
While there was some opposition
to the new Workplace Remuneration
Arrangement (WRA), CDF Gen
David Hurley said there was a risk in
not proceeding with the pay case.
"My concern was that if we
delayed an application or if an ADF
application for deferral was approved
by the DFRT, members would not
have received their first pay increase
in November," he said.
"With deferral there was a high
risk that when a new WRA was even-
tually struck, back pay to November
10, 2011, would have been opposed
by the Commonwealth Advocate on
the basis it is not allowable under
current Commonwealth policy."
Gen Hurley said the current insta-
bility in the global economy was also
an influential factor.
"The advice I received indicat-
ed that it was unlikely any deferral
would have resulted in a different
WRA given defence budget con-
straints," he said.
CA Lt-Gen Morrison said he fully
supported the CDF's decision to
make a submission to the DFRT as it
was considered in the best interests of
An insert with the new pay rates
will be included in the November 24
edition of Army.
For more information see the pay and condi-
tions website at
Allowance rates $
Current Rise 1 Rise 2 Rise 3
Service 11,662 12,128 12,431 12,742 1080
(Tier 1) 51.59 53.65
years) 17,522 18,223 18,679 19,146 1624
(SAS(Q)) 35,218 36,627 37,543 38,482 3264
Reserve $12.04 $12.52 $12.83 $13.16 $1.12
Trainee $8,742 $9,091.68 $9,318.97 $9,551.95 $809.95
Instructor $5,923 $6,159.92 $6,313.92 $6,471.77 $548.77
New allowances sample
Pay rise: A 4 per cent pay increase will come into effect on November 24
as part of a 9 per cent increase in pay over the next three years.
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