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To all Defence Employees
SmartSalary launches Purple meets Green --
our new carbon offset program
Who is SmartSalary?
SmartSalary is the approved salary packaging provider for the
Department of Defence -- currently over 12,000 Defence staff
salary package with us.
Introducing Purple meets Green
SmartSalary is pleased to announce the launch of our new
environmental program -- Purple meets Green -- offering our
customers the opportunity to reduce the environmental impact of
their car travel.
Motor vehicles produce harmful carbon emissions that damage
our environment. We believe it is our responsibility to minimise
that damage -- that's why we've partnered with not-for-pro t
organisation Green eet to help offset carbon emissions generated
by vehicles leased through SmartSalary.
How does it work?
We aim to encourage our customers who nance a novated car
lease through SmartSalary Car Leasing to participate in this
program by making a pre-tax donation to Green eet. Green eet will
plant 21 native trees for each annual donation which will be used to
plant forests that soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
These forests are made up of Australian native trees and will not only
absorb greenhouse gases, they also create vital habitat for
native wildlife and improve water quality in rivers and streams.
Why we believe it's a good idea?
Get the opportunity to:
1. Join the leaders in the quest for environmental change
2. Help offset your vehicle's carbon emission
3. Help Green eet plant forests full of Australian native trees
We look forward to working together to build a more
environmentally conscious car leasing industry.
Chief Executive Of cer
SmartSalary Pty Limited
P.S For more details about the Purple meets Green program,
please visit our website www.smartsalary.com.au/green or
call our Leasing team on 1300 872 544.
October 15, 2009
By LEUT Gary McHugh
HMAS Kanimbla (CMDR Timothy
Byles) sailed for Sumatra on October
3 as part of Operation Padang Assist,
the Government's humanitarian aid
response to the earthquakes that hit
Sumatra two days earlier.
After embarking two Sea King
helicopters, LCM8 landing craft and
LARCs (Lighter Amphibious Resupply
Cargo vehicles) in Townsville,
Kanimbla sailed to Darwin where she
took on further medical and Army per-
At the time of going to press, the
ship was headed for Padang, the city
closest to the earthquakes' epicentres.
The ship is also carrying the
Primary Care Reception Facility
(PCRF), which includes surgeons,
doctors, nurses and other medical spe-
cialists who will provide vital support
to local doctors in the effort to mini-
mise the loss of life in Padang and sur-
CMDR Byles said Kanimbla had
plenty of experience in humanitarian
aid efforts, both real-time and exercise,
and that the ship's company was well
equipped to carry out the task they had
"Kanimbla has significant experi-
ence in working with the PCRF and
the various other specialist teams we
have on board," he said.
CMDR Byles said he expected
many of the affected region's roads to
be impassable to vehicles so the Sea
Kings would be used to allow remote
villages to have access to medical aid.
"With the helicopters embarked
we expect to be able to provide the
local authorities with further options
to reach remote and isolated communi-
ties," he said.
PCRF OIC CMDR Ken Walters
said once on location he expected his
priorities would be to liaise with the
coordinating authority and to deploy
his team accordingly.
"Once the initial contact is made
with the coordinating body, we can
then focus our attention on those areas
that the local authorities identify as
most pressing," he said.
Once in Padang, Kanimbla will join
part of a joint task force that is work-
ing closely with Indonesian authorities,
DFAT, AusAid and other agencies.
The primary focus of the joint
task force is to assess and provide
medical and infrastructure assist-
ance as requested by the Indonesian
The total ADF commitment to Op
Padang Assist is about 500 personnel.
Kanimbla sails for Op
JOINT EFFORT: (Left) POSN Mike
Szeweczyk watches engineer-
ing supplies being loaded through
Kanimbla's tank deck before
departing Townsville for Op Padang
Assist, and inset, a LCM8 provides
supplies to Kanimbla.
HELO CAPABILITY: (Top) Sea
King 10 and Sea King 22 land on
Kanimbla's flight deck in Townsville.
Photos: ABIS Andrew Dakin
WE'RE HERE: (Top right) ADF
personnel construct a deployable
PCRF in Geringging village on the
outskirts of Padang.
Photo: CPL Guy Young
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