Alice Springs, or ‘The Alice’ as the locals call it, is the second largest town in the Northern Territory outside of the Darwin/Palmerston metropolitan area. A 13 hour drive will connect you from Alice Springs to Katherine and Tindal in the south of the NT, while 16 hours on the road will connect you to Darwin in the north. Looking for information on Darwin or Katherine?
From Alice Springs you can explore the beautiful MacDonnell Ranges, Uluru (Ayers Rock), Kata Tjuta (the Olgas) and many spectacular gorges and waterholes. The Alice is full of friendly people and has shopping, bars, cafes, restaurants, markets, live entertainment, a casino and an arts and convention centre.
Did you know? Alice Springs is one of seven Australian regions participating in the Australian Government’s Solar City program, and with an average of 300 sunny days a year the town is well on its way to becoming a solar energy model for the rest of Australia and the world.
NT Public Holidays
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2020 Annual Review of ADF Accommodation assistance and contributions
The outcome of the annual review of ADF members’ accommodation assistance and contributions is anticipated to be reflected in members’ salaries during February 2020.
Members may see an increase or decrease in their Defence accommodation related contributions and allowances for Service Residences, Living-in accommodation, Rent allowance, meal allowance and other allowances and charges.
Members will be notified of any changes prior to their salary changing through a range of Service notification channels including Service Newspapers, Defgram and Signal.
Director Military Conditions and Housing Policy, Mr Derek Cox, acknowledged the importance of this annual review.
“Defence undertakes the annual review to ensure the Defence requirement of sharing the national cost of housing with ADF members on a 50/50 basis is met each year,” Mr Cox said.
These annual changes to contributions and charges are based on movement in the broader rental market, Consumer Price Index and national average meal costs.
Members with questions about the annual review of accommodation assistance and contributions should speak to their chain of command or visit the Pay and Conditions Manual (PACMAN).
Sourced from www.abs.gov.au
Alice Springs Desert Park, Alice Springs Reptile Centre, Olive Pink Botanic Garden, West MacDonnell National Park, Olive Pink Botanic Garden, Anzac Hill
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