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100th sADI agreement
CAE Australia Pty Ltd has become the 100th
company to sign an agreement under the Skilling
Australia’s Defence Industry (SADI) Program.
The SADI Program shares the responsibility for
skills growth and development between defence
industry and Government.
CAE is a leading provider of simulation and
modelling technologies to the ADF.
The Australian Government recently committed
more than $40 million to the development of skilled
resources in the defence industry sector to meet
Defence’s future requirements, with 50 agreements
signed in the past six months.
Royal Australian Navy Anzac Class Frigate,
HMAS Toowoomba, recently departed for a
six-month deployment to the Middle East Area of
Operation before a large gathering of family and
friends at Fleet Base West at Garden Island, WA.
The Minister for Immigration and Citizenship,
Senator the Hon Chris Evans, representing the
Minister for Defence, congratulated the Commanding
Officer of Toowoomba, Commander Ivan Ingham, for
the dedication shown by his ship’s company during
the rigorous training program they underwent in
preparation for the deployment.
“Toowoomba has a difficult task ahead of them,
however the ship is well prepared and mission
ready,” Senator Evans said.
During her deployment, the frigate will promote
security in the maritime environment, regional
stability and global trade.
victorian bosses to
experience Defence life
A group of 30 Victorian employers recently
spent a weekend at RAAF Base Williams as part
of Exercise Executive Stretch (EES)—a Defence
program designed to allow employers to directly
experience the type of training that their employees
undertake as Reservists.
top fund-raising team for NT/SA, very closely
followed by Defence Larrakeyah, which included
Coonawarra and Berrimah in third place in the
In a bid to encourage donations, commanders
from each base set a friendly challenge to raise
the most money. The stakes were high with the
commanders of the losing bases having to fly the
winner’s standard or pennant at their yard arm
for a week.
With no holds barred, everyone from the
most junior Navy Seaman to the most senior
Army Brigadier emptied their pockets in the
two-month lead-up to support their commander.
NT businesses, ADF colleagues and friends from
all over Australia and overseas supported the
As 1st Brigade’s flag flew from the mast heads
of the other northern bases, Commander Northern
Command, Commodore David Gwyther, graciously
thanked all those who dug deep for the cause.
“I am very proud of you all. It was a
magnificent effort. I congratulate Commander 1st
Brigade and look forward to a rematch next year.
The ADF punches above its weight in the north,”
Robertson Barracks pipped the others at the
post, by raising more than $20,000 in answer to
Defence Larrakeyah’s efforts of just under $19,000.
Army art on
show in wA
Due to world events, this year’s Army Art
Show will move from the usual venue of
the Special Air Service Regiment Auxiliary
at Campbell Barracks to Leeuwin Barracks
in East Fremantle, WA, with opening night
scheduled for Friday, 28 August.
The Army Art Show started more than 33
years ago and prides itself on West Australian
art, such as paintings, sculpture, glass, silk,
jewellery etc, which are all produced and crafted
by either established or emerging talented artists
in their fields.
Everything displayed at the Army Art Show
exhibition is for sale. There is an entry fee to
exhibit the work, and if sold, a commission is
deducted which goes towards the donation to the
chosen beneficiary, which this year is GROW – a
community mental health movement organised
and led by people recovering and recovered from
mental illness, or from various other personal
inadequacies or problems of life.
Well known community identity, Police
Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan, will open the
show. The show will remain open on Saturday 29th
and Sunday 30th August for the general public at a
nominal fee of $2 entry.
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AbOve: Robertson barracks Headquarters staff with the Leukaemia Foundation shave for a Cure 2009
trophy for raising the most funds in the Northern Territory and south Australia. Photo: LSPH Helen Frank
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