Note: Where available, the PDF/Word icon below is provided to view the complete and fully formatted document
Effect of wages pause on the Defence Force



Download PDFDownload PDF

: V 1 , ta ά W K m m

■·â– >. ·’ * «·Î½

MENS RELEASE - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - — . . . _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ ,THURSDAY. D3C3IB3a 23, 1982 I ■ II * I I i i · ■ ■» ■■ ^ , ^ · · | — «.»- i w ■ ■ ■ ^ ι > Λι μ , ι · / ι ι, ι· Wn rf NO. 20.1./82

SFFTCT 0 ? 17A058 PAUSE ON TH5 B5FBNCF K1RCE

T h o rs w i l l be no re v ie w o f D e fen ce F o rc e pay r a t e s w h ile

th e wage pause i s i n f o r c e .

.· A nnouncing t h i s to d a y , th e K in n A te r f o r D efen ce, lb? I a n

• S i n c l a i r , s a i d : "The Government h a s boon co n c e rn e d ab o u t th e im p act o f

γ/age in c r e a s e s on em ployment and h a s ta k e n l e g i s l a t i v e a c t i o n to b r in g

a b o u t a pause i n i n c r e a s e s i n pay and a llo w a n c e s f o r a l l Commonwealth

em ployees o v e r th e n e x t 12 months e f f e c t i v e . f r o m 23 B eeem ber, 1982, ·

" I t h a s a l s o b een s u c c e s s f u l i n co n v in cin ';; th e A u s t r a l i a n

C on ciliation . an-L A rbitration Comm ission th at there s h o u ld ce a pause in wage and s a la r y in crea ses in th e p rivate s e c to r ,

"D u rin g th e 12 m onths p a u s e , i t w ould n o t be a p p r o p r i a t e f o r the

Government to s e e k a r e p o r t from th e Com m ittee o f R e fe re n c e f o r D efencc

P o rc e F ay , . . ..

" I t i s th e g o v e rn m e n t's i n t e n t i o n i n th e c o n te x t o f th e e n d in g

o f th e wage p au se t h a t th e C om m ittee, c u r r e n t l y u n d e r th e C h airm an sh ip o f ·

Air J u s t i c e Cold-hem, ho ask ed t o exam ine th e l e v e l s o f pay f o r S erv icem en

and women and t o a d v is e th e G overnm ent o f any a p p r o p r i a t e changes."

' Pay r a t e s o f th e D efence F o rce w ere l a s t in c re a s e d w ith , .

e f f e c t from November 1981?· f o llo w in g Government a c c e p ta n c e o f recom m endations made to i t by th e Com m ittee o f R e fe re n c e f o r D efence F o rc e P ay. The

recom m endation r e v i s e d th e .Defence F o rc e P ay s t r u c t u r e t h a t had e x is te d ,

o v e r th e p a s t te n y e a r s and p ro v id e d s i g n i f i c a n t i n c r e a s e s ,

T h ese rem ain su ch t h a t c o n d itio n s i n th e S e r v ic e ? to d a y ,

in s p i be o f th e tim e l a p s e , a r e g e n e r a l l y co m p arab le w ith th o s e i n

t h e p r i v a t e s e c t o r , _

Fur t h e r I n q u i r i e s · ’ ’ .

I lin i s t e r i a l ‘ " llr G e o ffre y H ole 02 241 1051

' ~ "" · ‘ 062 72 7576

Bep artm e n t a l m a jo r Kevan Y/olfe · 65 2999 ( S w itc h ) _

. ^ 41 6239 ( Λ/H o u r s )

Issued by the Directorate of Public Relations, Department of Defence, Canberra ACT, 2600