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68/2001 Eligibility - Warlike Service in War on Terrorism (Afghanistan & surrounding areas)

Document

Defence Service Homes
National Office Instruction

amending DSH General Orders (1993 edition)

Instruction No. 68
Date of Effect: 11 October 2001

ELIGIBILITY – WARLIKE SERVICE IN WAR ON TERRORISM (Afghanistan and surrounding areas)

Purpose

The purpose of this Instruction is to advise an extension of eligibility to members of the Defence Force who render service in the War on Terrorism as part of OPERATION SLIPPER.

Background

Eligibility stems from paragraph (ge) of the definition of Australian Soldier in subsection 4(1) of the DSH Act (i.e. rendering warlike service). The Minister for Defence has issued a determination of warlike service covering operations in the War on Terrorism (Afghanistan and surrounding areas). A map representing the specified areas of OPERATION SLIPPER is attached. The start date is 11 October 2001 and the end date is not defined at this stage.

Policy to be applied

Members who enlisted for the first time on or before 14 May 1985 and serve in this operation will have access to Defence Service Homes loans and insurance. (Any other Australian Defence Force personnel will have access to the Defence HomeOwner Scheme with the waiving of the five-year qualifying period for eligibility.)

General Orders

Amended pages for the Eligibility General Orders will be issued with the NOI 69.

Effect on previously issued NOIs

This Instruction has no effect on any previously issued operative NOI.

BARRY TELFORD
Branch Head
Housing and Aged Care

28 February 2002