The Minister for Defence Science and Personnel, Warren Snowdon, has announced that Australian Defence Force (ADF) members will receive a nine percent pay increase across the next three years.
The announcement comes after the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal approved a new Workplace Remuneration Arrangement today.
The Arrangement sees ADF Members receive four-percent this year, in pay packets from 24 November 2011, followed by two increases across the next two-years of 2.5 percent and 2.5 percent.
The same increases are applied to 17 salary related allowances.
Mr Snowdon said that the compounding effect of these salary adjustments is 9.26 percent increase over three years.
“We value the dedication of our service men and women, and the Workplace Remuneration Arrangement 2011-14 gives ADF Members a fair and responsible pay rise in recognition of their efforts and commitment.
“This comprehensive employment package will help attract and retain people in the ADF, while delivering an offer that is affordable in the context of the current economic environment,” he said.
In developing the arrangement, the views of ADF members were sought as part of a comprehensive consultation process which involved presentations at every major base and establishment acrossAustralia.
Defence is committed to undertaking critical analysis of its employment package to ensure that the organisation has the right strategies in place to attract and keep the best people.
Over the life of the new Arrangement Defence has the ability to continue ADF remuneration reform, through making submissions to the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal seeking further improvements in pay and allowances.
Marcus Butler (Mr Snowdon) 02 6277 7820 or 0417 917 796
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