Home' Defence Magazine : Issue 1 2009 Contents sector management training to managers and
emerging leaders throughout Australia.
The PSM Program was piloted in the ACT in
1991 and the first courses were rolled out in 1992.
Then Secretary, Mr Tony Ayers was a keen supporter
of the PSM Program and offered Defence to manage
the program in the ACT. So began a long and happy
working relationship between Defence and the
PSM Program, from which hundreds of Defence
employees have undertaken. These participants fully
interact with the broader APS and contribute greatly
to Defence through their PSM Program work-based
project and course work.
In mid 2008 the governing body of the ACT
PSM Program, chaired by Air Commodore Ian
Pearson, agreed that management of the PSM
Program in the ACT should transition to the
APSC. This coincided with the APSC becoming a
Registered Training Organisation.
To mark the transfer, AIRCDRE Pearson
recently hosted a morning tea at the ADFA Officers
Mess, where he reminded fellow members of
the PSM Program Local Leadership Group (LLG)
of the unique benefits the Program provides. He
said the PSM Program is specifically tailored for
its intended audience, saying that the Program
was created and endorsed by the public sector
for the public sector. Given the PSM Program’s
cross-agency and cross-jurisdiction delivery, he
said that it continues to be particularly attractive to
Defence’s mobile workforce.
AIRCDRE Pearson also acknowledged the
excellent work by Defence Education, Training
and Development Branch staff in managing the
PSM Program, in particular, former manager, Mr
Iaian Calman, Mr Robert Todkill who managed
the transfer of the Program from Defence to the
APSC, and long-serving staff from the program’s
ACT Coordination Mrs Melissa Tyrie-Simpson
and Mrs Deborah Hart who both ensured the
More information on the ACT PSM Program
including the 2009 Program brochure is available
by visiting: www.psmprogram.gov.au .
The Joint statement focuses our
defence engagement with Indonesia
in areas of counter-terrorism, maritime
security, intelligence, humanitarian
assistance and disaster relief, and
peacekeeping. The statement also
outlines activities for future defence
engagement, including military training
and postgraduate education, study visits
and exchanges, combined exercises and
maritime surveillance and patrol.
senior Taliban insurgent
The special operations Task group
(soTg) has killed a senior insurgent
commander during a recent operation in
oruzgan Province, Afghanistan.
Mullah Abdul Rasheed was involved
with the importation of foreign fighters,
Ied experts and potential suicide bombers.
He had been identified as a primary Ied
facilitator, responsible for coordinating
Ied emplacement in oruzgan province.
He is also believed to have been the
organiser of the rocket attack that killed
Private gregory sher.
Royal Australian navy Anzac class
frigate HMAs Warramunga and her ship’s
company of 185 men and women have
begun operations in the Persian gulf
after being farewelled in a traditional
ceremony on January 12 in front of family
Warramunga’s six-month deployment
will involve the conduct of maritime
security operations in the central and
southern Persian gulf as part of Task
This will be the second time that
Warramunga has been deployed to the
gulf, as she replaces HMAs Parramatta
which is due to return to fleet Base east
take to east Timor
A group of Aussie entertainers
performed for troops who spent christmas
away from home and their loved ones.
Performing at all-Australian military bases
in dili and remote outposts in east Timor,
the entertainers who formed the “Tour de
force” completed six concerts in four days.
The performers forming the “Tour de
force” were: 20-year-old country music
singer Jasmine Rae, newcastle singer,
songwriter and guitarist Morgan evans,
widely-travelled comedian lehmo, who
travelled to the Middle east in 2005, and
the tour’s Mc and dancer/singer/actor
Aniela Hedditch (on her third forces’
ABoVe: Sailors from HMAS Warramunga pose
for a photograph prior to the ship’s departure.
Photo: Petty Officer Photographer Damian Pawlenko
ABoVe: The lines are slipped during HMAs
Warramunga’s departure for the Middle east
Area of operations (MeAo). Photo: Petty Officer
Photographer Damian Pawlenko
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