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July 22, 2010
By Andrew Hunt
A NEW plan to combat fraud in Navy has been intro-
duced with the aim of continuing the downward trend
in fraud across the organisation.
Deputy Chief of Navy, RADM Davyd Thomas, said
when Navy allowed a culture of questionable activity it
remained vulnerable to external criticism.
"Navy supervisors have an obligation to remain
vigilant and alert to the threat from fraud," RADM
The Navy Fraud Control and Prevention Plan
(NFCPP8) is principles-based, providing Navy with
sufficient information to maintain an ongoing fraud
risk management strategy. It helps Navy keep abreast
of fraud trends as they develop, enabling the implemen-
tation of remediation strategies which address fraud
before it arises.
Some of the changes in this plan include the intro-
duction of fraud statistics by category and region, annu-
al mandatory fraud and ethics training and the inclusion
of a Unit Fraud Control and Prevention Plan template
that, when completed, feeds up the command structure
forming an annex to their FCPP, feeding all the way to
the Navy Plan.
Head Navy People and Reputation Management,
RADM Trevor Jones, said Navy had a clear opportunity
to wrap all its mandatory presentations into a one-day
"While I accept it will not capture all our people,
it will go some way to getting the message out there,"
RADM Jones said.
The Navy Values and Signatures Behaviours feature
as key contributors to the marked reduction in reported
fraud over the past nine months.
"It is very encouraging that our people want to do
the right thing," RADM Thomas said.
The NFCPP8 and supporting annexes can be accessed on the
Navy homepage at http://intranet.defence.gov.au/navy-
PROUD: DCN, RADM Davyd Thomas, is encour-
aged fraud is on the decline.
Photo: Mark Brennan
By Phil Mayne
THE ADF has acted quickly to reassure
people that the information collected as
part of the Military Health Outcomes
Program (MilHOP) survey will remain
private and confidential.
A recent media report stated that infor-
mation from the preliminary study focus
groups for the survey, which involved
about 120 people, was inadvertently post-
ed on the website of a university involved
in the study.
The preliminary study responses were
used to shape the MilHOP survey, which
began this month.
Commander Joint Health Command
(CJHC), MAJGEN Paul Alexander, said
there was no question about the confiden-
tiality of the program.
"I want to reassure Defence personnel
that the information they provide through
the MilHOP program of studies is abso-
lutely confidential and there is no ques-
tion on the release of individual details,"
MAJGEN Alexander said.
"We appreciated the time and efforts
of the individuals who were involved in
the focus groups. They were open and
honest and their responses gave us a real-
ly good understanding of the issues and
problems that can occur on operations."
MAJGEN Alexander said the intention
was always to post the results of the study
and the questionnaire on the website so
people involved in the focus groups could
see that their contributions were incorpo-
rated into the overall program.
"We've reviewed the processes with-
in Defence and within the Centre for
Military and Veterans' Health, so people
involved in the study don't need to worry
-- their privacy will be protected."
The MilHOP survey forms part of a
broader Defence commitment to improve
health care, particularly mental health
care, for ADF members.
Understanding the stressors that affect
deployed ADF members is critical to ena-
bling the development of strategies to care
for Defence personnel.
"To achieve this we need our members
to know they can speak openly and hon-
estly about the issues affecting them."
Roadshows promoting the survey are
being conducted in Darwin, Brisbane and
Sydney this month.
MAJGEN Alexander said there had
been good response rates so far, but he'd
like to see more people involved.
"This project is critical in improving
the long-term health and wellbeing of
ADF personnel," he said.
"This study is about you and ultimate-
ly for you. It also relates to the impact on
your family and other relationships."
assured: CJHC Harnessing
on safety culture
FOLLOWING on from surveys in 2003
and 2006, Navy is about to conduct its
third Safety Culture Survey -- this time,
'Widening the Net'.
Unlike those conducted previously, the 2010
survey will include Permanent RAN, Navy
Reservists, public servants working in Navy,
Australian Navy Cadets and contractors/sub-
contractors working alongside Navy.
Culture is one of the three pillars of the New
Generation Navy program and, as NGN enters
its second year, it is timely that a reassessment
of Navy's safety culture be undertaken. It is
also timely to measure our understanding of the
Navy Safety Management System in the lead
up to changes to the Occupational Health and
Safety Act, which are to occur in 2012.
The Navy Safety Regulatory Council has
endorsed a 2010 survey to occur in late July and
early August. A stratified survey of 15 per cent
of the Navy family will be conducted, primarily
online, although some participants may need to
complete a hardcopy survey where computer
access is limited.
A number of focus group discussions will also
take place in mid-late August, when groups of
up to 20 personnel will be asked to provide face-
to-face input to the survey to permit qualitative
assessments. A number of senior officers are
also expected to participate in the 2010 survey,
complimentary to the focus group discussions.
Command assistance is requested to support
this important survey so the target of 15% cap-
ture of opinions can be achieved.
The point of contact for the Navy Safety Culture Survey
2010 is John Gill on (02) 6266 3094, or email john.
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