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October 29, 2009
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-profit
organisation Greenfleet to help offset carbon emissions generated
by vehicles leased through SmartSalary.
How does it work?
We aim to encourage our customers who finance a novated car
lease through SmartSalary Car Leasing to participate in this
program by making a pre-tax donation to Greenfleet. Greenfleet 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 Greenfleet plant forests full of Australian native trees
We look forward to working together to build a more
environmentally conscious car leasing industry.
Chief Executive Officer
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.
By Hugh McKenzie
A UNIQUE twist has seen the deliv-
ery of MK44 torpedoes to Australian
Naval Cadet units for use as motiva-
tional display items.
LCDR JAK Wilson was appoint-
ed national delivery coordinator by
Director Navy Logistic Requirements
and Sustainment (DNLOGRS) CAPT
"Rather than send the torpedoes
to the wreckers we felt that the cadet
units would benefit," she said.
"They provide a valuable recruit-
ing source for future members of the
LCDR Wilson said the group
comprised Staff Officer Weapons
Engineering and Energy CMDR John
McAree, Bernie Carton of the Torpedo
Maintenance Facility at Fleet Base
West, Missile Maintenance Orchard
Hills' Tod Waring and Director
Australian Navy Cadets CMDR Royce
Spencer, his staff officer CPOCD
Gordon Lucas and himself.
"We developed a comprehensive
delivery schedule that began in June,"
"You have to remember the MK44
went into production in earnest in
1956 and, for many of us who served
in the RAN during the 1960s, 70s and
80s, there was the Ikara missile deriv-
LCDR Wilson said the first tor-
pedoes were delivered to TS Perth in
East Fremantle and TS Marmion at
Hillarys in Perth on day one, then to
TS Bunbury, 130km south of Perth.
"In September CPOCD Lucas and
I split the delivery into two phases in
eastern Australia," he said.
"Firstly we headed north making
deliveries to TSs Culgoa, Vendetta
and Lismore in NSW then on to TSs
Paluma, Magnus, Diamantina and
Ipswich in QLD.
"Phase two saw us delivering to TS
Jervis Bay followed by TSs Latrobe,
Melbourne, Tingira and Albury then
TSs Melville, Darwin and Cairns,"
LCDR Wilson said.
Director Australian Navy Cadets
CMDR Royce Spencer said TSs
Adelaide, Augusta, Flinders and
Noarlunga would receive their torpe-
does through Thales Systems.
"That will happen in the not-too-
distant future," he said.
"Along with each torpedo, we've
issued certificates of authenticity and
certification that the torpedo is inert.
"Each unit was also presented with
a brief history of the MK44."
CMDR Spencer said the team cov-
ered 4500km and was responsible for
the safe arrival of 23 torpedoes.
"This activity has been of signifi-
cant value for relations between the
RAN and ANC units and the feedback
has been very encouraging," he said.
"To read the reports of the obvious
pleasure of ANC members made the
implementation of such a program
MK44s presented to cadet units
SPECIAL GIFT: National Coordinator LCDR JAK Wilson and Deputy Director -- Torpedoes, Navy
Guided Weapons Support Program Office CMDR Brian Chase, present the CO TS Per th, LCDR
Andrew Carlson ANC, an MK44 Lightweight Torpedo Certificate of Authenticity. Also in attendance
were Navy League members Trevor Vincent and Mason Hayman and XO TS Per th, LEUT Sarah
Photo: POIS Damian Pawlenko
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