All ADF personnel will receive a pay rise of 11.2 per cent over three years after the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal agreed to the latest Workplace Remuneration Arrangement (WRA) on October 3.
CAPTION: Chief of the Defence Force General Angus Campbell said he was committed to recognising in salary ADF members’ skills and contribution to capability.
Under the WRA 2023-26, personnel will receive the increase to their salary and salary-related allowances with no loss of conditions of service.
The increase will be distributed as 4 per cent in year one, 3.8 per cent in year two and 3.4 per cent in year three.
The new arrangement takes effect from November 9 and ADF personnel will see the first 4 per cent increase in their pay on November 23.
The subsequent pay rises will occur in November 2024 and November 2025.
Chief of the Defence Force General Angus Campbell said he was committed to recognising in salary people’s skills and contribution to capability, particularly as Defence undergoes a period of significant change while it implements the Defence Strategic Review (DSR).
“One of the DSR’s critical priorities is to ensure that we have an integrated force to deliver enhanced combat power. To achieve this, we must retain and grow our workforce,” General Campbell said.