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Division B.10: Boarding party allowance

From DFRT Determination No. 11 of 2013

B.10.1 Purpose

Boarding party allowance compensates members for the disabilities associated with boarding a target vessel.

B.10.2 Definitions

This table defines terms used in this Division

Term Definition
boarding party Includes a holding or steaming party.
target vessel

Means a foreign vessel that is in any of the following circumstances.
a. Being investigated or apprehended for suspected illegal fishing, customs or immigration activities.
b. Being boarded in the course of boarding operations.

Note: Boarding operations exclude simulated boarding activities undertaken during training or exercises.

B.10.3 Member this allowance applies to

Boarding party allowance may apply to a member of the Permanent Forces or Reserves.

B.10.4 Conditions for eligibility

A member who is required to board a target vessel as a member of a boarding party is eligible for boarding party allowance.

B.10.5 Daily rates of allowance

A member eligible under section B.10.4 is to be paid the daily rate of boarding party allowance listed at item 7 of table 1 in Part F of this Determination for each day on which they board a target vessel.

Note: The boarding party allowance is only payable to a member once for each day, regardless of the number of times the member boards a target vessel that day

See: Part F, Allowance rates

B.10.6 Interactions with other allowances

  1. To remove doubt, boarding party allowance and a rate of maritime disability allowance may both be paid for the same period.

  2. Boarding party allowance is not payable to a member for any day on which the member is entitled to a rate of deployment allowance under Defence Determination 2016/19, Conditions of service.

  3. See: Chapter 17 Part 7 Division 1, Deployment allowance

  4. Other allowances may exclude eligibility for payment of boarding party allowance.

  5. See:
    Division B.12, Special Forces disability allowance
    Division B.14, Clearance diver allowance

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Application to Reservists: Yes, in certain circumstances approved by the Tribunal.

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