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SATCOM for AWDs
THALES Australia Ltd has been
selected as the preferred supplier for
satellite communications (SATCOM)
equipment for the Hobart class Air
Defence Materiel and Science
Minister Greg Combet announced
the $9 million contract on May 20.
THE Australian National Audit Office
released its report into Project
JP 2070 'Lightweight Torpedo
Replacement' on May 20, highlight-
ing ongoing concerns.
Defence Minister John Faulkner said
there were significant and serious
problems associated with Project JP
2070 and has instructed Defence
leaders to report to Government with
progress updates every two months.
New sub support contract
PACIFIC Marine Batteries Pty Ltd in
Adelaide has successfully won two
multi-million dollar Defence contracts
announced by Defence Materiel and
Science Minister Greg Combet on
"The Acquisition Contract is valued
at more than $81 million for the pro-
vision of five Collins-class submarine
battery sets and will support 56 jobs
over the next six years," Mr Combet
By LCDR Daniel Allen
HMAS Success (CMDR Tony
Rayner) has topped off its recent
trip to Kota Kinabalu, on the island
of Borneo, with 16 crew members
conquering Mount Kinabalu.
At a height of 4095 metres, the
mountain is one of the highest in South
The intrepid group headed off with
a local tour guide by bus and travelled
to Timpohon Gate, the base camp at
1866 metres. The first few kilometres
flew by as the group split, with POPT
Shane Murphy and LSCD Rodney
Allchurch leading the charge, while
the CO and MEO hung back to ensure
no-one fell behind.
On the first day the group climbed
for four and a half hours, covering six
Team Success conquers Mount Kinabalu
kilometres of track, but
only climbing 1700
metres in altitude.
Legs were burn-
ing and sweat flowing
when camp was sighted.
The large sigh of relief
was short lived when
people realised there
were another 100 stairs
between them and their
bed for the night!
The next morning
started at 2am, aiming
to reach the summit for
sunrise. The team clam-
bered out of bed, rugged
up, and with headlamps
in place they set out for the final
As the team ascended, the air grew
thinner and the environment went from
bush and boulders to sheer flat slop-
ing rock. With only a rope to hold on
to, the team forged ahead. At 5.30am
the team reached Low's Peak -- 4095
metres above sea level.
At 6.25am the sun pierced through
the clouds and the Success banner was
unfurled to the great delight of other
people who had made the trek up the
Success's CO, CMDR Rayner,
said it was a great personal and team
achievement to have climbed one of
the 'seven famous peaks'.
"It was a significant physical chal-
lenge and is something everyone was
very proud to have achieved," he said.
MILE-HIGH SMILES: Members of HMAS
Success unfurl a banner atop Low's Peak at
New crewmember, SMNGX
Shannon Ziegelaar, said the highlight
of the climb was "the opportunity to
get to know members of the crew from
a cross section of ranks and depart-
POPT Murphy said the achieve-
ment was something that words just
couldn't do justice to.
"The sense of achievement was
worth every little bit of pain we felt for
the next several days," he said.
The members of team Success
agree they got to know their ship-
mates a little bit better, having shared
the experience of climbing Mount
Kinabalu. The satisfaction of having
that shared experience is something
they will never forget.
WHERE EARTH AND SKY MEET: Mount Kinabalu, situated in Malaysian Borneo, is the world's third-highest
island mountain, standing 4095m (13,435ft) high.
Photo: NepGrower (Wikipedia)
June 10, 2010
By Craig Scarlett
THE Chief of the Defence Force recent-
ly nominated GEN Peter Cosgrove and
John McCullagh as the ADF member
representative directors on the pro-
posed Commonwealth Superannuation
"As ADF member representatives,
GEN Cosgrove and Mr McCullagh
will bring to the new Commonwealth
Superannuation Corporation board a deep
understanding of the needs and expecta-
tions of ADF personnel regarding their
superannuation schemes," CDF said.
GEN Cosgrove is well known and
respected within the ADF and wider
community with a military career that
spanned 40 years, culminating as CDF
Mr McCullagh has had 28 years
experience in the governance of
Commonwealth superannuation, most
recently focused on military superan-
nuation and holding the position of Chief
Executive Officer MSBS for the past four
The Government has indicated that
Tony Hyams -- Chair of the MSBS Board
Scheme since September 1, 2007 -- will
chair the new corporation, further ensur-
ing that military schemes are well under-
stood by new corporation board direc-
tors.The appointment of GEN Cosgrove
and Mr McCullagh is subject to pas-
sage of the Governance of Australian
Government Superannuation Schemes
Bill 2010 (the Bill), which is currently
The consolidation of all
Commonwealth super funds under one
trustee is a governance initiative that will
take effect from July 1, 2010 if the Bill is
passed. It will not affect members' super-
The two military schemes -- DFRDB
and MSBS -- will retain the existing leg-
islative base and provisions. Moreover,
the Defence Minister will retain policy
responsibility for those schemes.
CDF nominations assure
military super interests
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