Inspections and visits
Inspections may be initiated by the Tribunal or the parties when it is considered that a practical review of work performed by ADF members will be critical to the Tribunal’s understanding of a particular matter. Inspections are most beneficial in assisting the Tribunal to reach decisions because they allow Tribunal members to witness firsthand, albeit in a limited way, the working and living conditions of ADF members across a range of employment categories and localities. The ADF and Commonwealth parties, as well as the Secretariat Advisor, normally accompany the Tribunal on inspections.
List of inspections and visit times
The Tribunal visited HQ Army Logistics Training Centre (ALTC) and units within the Albury Wodonga Military Area from 6 to 8 December 2022 and conducted an inspection in relation to Matter 9 of 2022 – Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (RAEME) Ground Trades. At the conclusion of the inspection and visit, the Tribunal held a hearing in location to consider the evidence presented over the two days prior.
The Tribunal visited Fleet Base East and HMAS Brisbane on 24 May 2022. On 25 May 2022 the Tribunal visited Holsworthy Barracks.
On 23 September 2019 the Tribunal conducted an inspection in relation to Matters 6 and 9 of 2019 - Air Force: Network Technician employment category and Security employment category streams respectively at RAAF Base Amberley.
The Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal conducted an inspection in conjunction with Matter 3 of 2019 - Joint Cyberspace Warfare employment categories on the morning of 11 July 2019 at the Joint Cyber Unit within the Australian Cyber Security Centre in Canberra, ACT.
The Tribunal conducted an inspection in Sydney on 24 and 25 October 2018 and visited Fleet Base East, HMA Ships Canberra, Newcastle, Yarra, Kuttabul and Waterhen.
The Tribunal conducted an inspection in relation to Matter 6 of 2018 - ADF Rotary Wing Aviation from 3 - 5 July 2018 in Queensland.
On Monday 5 February 2018 the Tribunal visited HMA Ships Farncomb and Adelaide alongside in Sydney.
The Tribunal visited HMAS Albatross and the Fleet Air Arm and were briefed on Navy aviation capabilities and operations.
The Tribunal visited the School of Technical Training (STT) at RAAF Base Wagga as part of their induction to ADF training facilities