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Division 8: Allowances for service in the Antarctic – Antarctic parity allowance

4.4.37 Purpose

Antarctic parity allowance provides for payment to a member who volunteers for service in Antarctica in an APS position as a member of an expedition.

4.4.38 Definitions

This table defines terms used in this Division.

Term Definition
ADF amount The sum of the amounts of salary, service allowance and maritime disability allowance (if it applies) that the member would be eligible for if the duty was an ADF posting.
APS amount The sum of the amounts of salary and allowance instead of overtime that the member would be eligible for in the APS position.
Note: If the member is not an APS employee, this amount will always be zero.

4.4.39 Member this Division applies to

This Division applies to a member who meets all these conditions.

  1. They are serving with an expedition in a voluntary capacity in an established APS position.

  2. They are not entitled to the full APS salary and allowances that apply to the position.

  3. They are not posted to a ship or establishment.

  4. They are not on leave without pay.

4.4.40 Eligibility

The member is eligible for an allowance in a pay period at a rate equal to the difference between the APS amount and the ADF amount.

4.4.41 Period of eligibility

The period of eligibility to the allowance is the same as for Antarctic allowance under Division 6 section 4.4.31 (but Division 5 section 4.4.35 does not apply).

Application to Reservists: Yes, in certain circumstances.

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