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1980 No. 314 DEFENCE FORCE (SALARIES) REGULATIONS (AMENDMENT) - REG 1.

Interpretation
1. Regulation 4 of the Defence Force (Salaries) Regulations is amended-
(a) by omitting from the definition of "category M member", "male";
(b) by omitting from the definition (first occurring) of "category MS
member", "male";
(c) by omitting the definition of "child" and substituting the following
definition:

" 'child', in relation to a member, means a child (whether born in or outside
wedlock), a step-child or a legally adopted child of-

   (a)  the member;

   (b)  the spouse or the de facto spouse of the member; or

   (c)  a person who was formerly the spouse or the de facto spouse of the
        member,
who-

   (d)  is less than 21 years of age and is wholly or substantially dependent
        on the member; or

   (e)  is 21 years of age or over and is through illness or infirmity, wholly
        or substantially dependent on the member;";

   (d)  by omitting the definition of "de facto wife", and substituting the
        following definition:

" 'de facto spouse', in relation to a member, means a person who, although not
legally married to a member, lives with that member on a permanent and bona
fide domestic basis as a spouse and de facto relationship has a corresponding
meaning;";

   (e)  by omitting from the definition of "dependant", "wife" (wherever
        occurring) and substituting "spouse";

   (f)  by omitting from sub-regulation (2), "wife" (wherever occurring) and
        substituting "spouse";

   (g)  by inserting after sub-regulation (2) the following sub-regulations:

"(2A) In these Regulations, a reference to a male member and a female member
who are jointly maintaining a home for their dependants includes a reference
to a male and a female member jointly providing one home for their dependants
whether or not both members reside in that home.



"(2B) In these Regulations, a reference to a member married to another member
includes a member living with another member in a de facto relationship."; and

   (h)  by omitting from sub-regulation (3) "sub-regulations (1) and (2)" and
        substituting "sub-regulations (1), (2), (2A) and (2B)".



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