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February 18, 2010
By Michael Brooke
THE Navy has cheered an impor-
tant construction milestone for the
Canberra-class Landing Helicopter
Docks (LHD), which the 2009 Defence
White Paper states will be the centre-
piece of the ADF's new expeditionary
Navy personnel at HMAS Kuttabul,
where the 27,000-tonne amphibious
ships will be based, applauded the start
of the construction of the hull of the
The cutting of the steel for the hull
of LHD 02 by the Spanish shipbuilder
Navantia, some seven weeks ahead of
schedule, bodes well for Joint Project
The construction milestone also
serves as an important reminder of the
large amount of training and prepa-
ration required before the LHDs are
delivered in only a few years time.
The LHDs, which will form a key
part of the ADF's broader amphibious
deployment and sustainment system,
are scheduled to enter service in 2014
RAN speakers at the 2010 Sea
Power Conference said the new
amphibious capability posed many
challenges and would need to be a
centrepiece of both Navy and Army,
requiring changes in thinking, priori-
ties and training.
IMPRESSIVE: The Armaris LHD starboard quarter view.
YOU will have heard by now that a new inquiry will be opened into a range of matters
arising from equity and diversity issues on board HMAS Success.
This independent investigation will be carried out by a senior retired judge and has my full
support. If the system needs fixing then let us fix it. As I have said previously, we owe it to
all of those involved in this matter to get it right.
I know some of you will be disappointed and frustrated but our processes must be fair
and able to withstand scrutiny. I am determined to make sure that we provide the highest
standard of justice for the wellbeing of all our people. Of course this does not flag any
lessening of my desire to address any allegations of behavioural concerns, whenever they
arise, to determine if they are true. We owe it to our people and our values to do this. Just
because these matters are hard to resolve doesn't mean we will baulk at doing so.
I would also like to take this opportunity to correct reports you may have read in some
media that Navy claimed there was a "sex ledger". This is completely incorrect. At no stage
did Navy ever state this. Continuing reports of this nature are damaging to the process and,
more importantly, damaging to our people.
All of us must make proper behaviour at sea and ashore a fundamental priority. If
wrongdoing has occurred, and I stress this has yet to be established, those responsible must
be brought to account. In this and every other case involving Military Justice, we owe to all
parties concerned a guarantee of an impartial and robust hearing.
-- Chief of Navy, VADM Russ Crane, AO, CSM, RAN
Chief speaks out
on Success inquiry
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