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Friday, 22 May 1970

Mr Barnard asked the Minister for the Army, upon notice:

(1)   What allowances are payable to members of the Regular Army.

(2)   In what circumstances is each allowance payable.

(3)   What was the amount of each allowance in (a) 1945, (b) 1951, (c) 1961 and (d) 1970.

Mr Peacock - The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

The numerous overseas allowances, which are designed to allow a member to maintain his Australian standard of living, have not been included here because of their diversity. These allowances differ within a country, between each country and according to the particular circumstances of the officer concerned. Moreover they are subject to constant change as a result of alignment with Public Service allowances and conditions and may vary three or four times within a year.

There are other allowances which relate to the nature of a member's duty and/or the additional skill or performance of a particular task and vary from time to time.

Details of the circumstances in which the most common allowances are payable and the amounts payable in the years 1945, 1951, 1961 and 1970 are listed below.

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