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Chapter 6: Allowances

Allowances are payments that sit outside of TR providing payment for such matters as:

  • working conditions
  • qualifications or special duties
  • work related expenses.

Availability and eligibility of allowances depend on specific conditions provided under enterprise agreements and particular circumstances of positions.

In the last five years there have been large increases in the median payments for market allowances (specific job) however the number of employees paid these allowances has also decreased. The median payment for hardship allowance has also increased substantially due to updated arrangements in a number of enterprise agreements. 

Figure 6.1: Median allowance paid, 2013 and to 2017