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November 10, 2011
By CFN Max Bree
THE return of five "guns" will boost
Navy's chances of winning the National
Defence Force Cricket Carnival for the
first time since 2006, according to Navy
Cricket secretary and senior selector
LEUT Marty Karow.
Marking their return to the field for
the November 17-22 inter-service car-
nival will be WO Gary Fuss, PO Luke
Grimmond, LS Joe Rule, LEUT Matt
Ryan and PO Glenn Cleary.
But LEUT Karow said the quality of
this year's training squad was deep, with
many young players also impressing in
their push for selection.
"We've got 26 nominations at the
moment and by the end of the week I'm
expecting to have 30 or more," he said.
"Last year we had a trial and only 18
people turned up, meaning we only had
to cull three.
"In that situation you take what you
This year's carnival in Canberra will
feature a twenty20 competition for the
first time, alongside the regular one-day
Teams from the three Services will
fight it out for the new ACM Angus
Houston, AC, AFC T20 Cup in the twen-
ty20 and the SQNLDR Stan Sismey Cup
for the best one-day team.
LEUT Karow warned competitors not
to be fooled into thinking they would be
playing a Navy team of similar ability to
Since last year's poor performance at
the carnival, the Navy Cricket committee
has been working to overhaul the admin-
istration and trial processes to rebuild
"It's going to be a new-look side with
a new trial and training program to get
this team back to number one spot," he
"We're in the best position we've been
in a long time to win the carnival.
"We didn't have it together last year,
but the Army and Air Force can't think
that of the Navy side this year."
For all the positive signs, LEUT
Karow was reluctant to over-hype Navy's
"We will definitely have a better side
than last year, but how that compares to
the opposition you can't say," he said.
"In the past we've had some talented
cricketers, but they haven't gelled as a
"Cricket is a funny game, you can't
always call the winner. If it was that easy
we wouldn't be playing it."
During the carnival the best players
from across the Services will be selected
to form an Australian Services Cricket
Association (ASCA) team to take on the
NSW Police and the ACT under-19 repre-
ASCA vice-president LTCOL James
Brownlie encouraged all ADF cricketers
to get involved in the national carnival
and put their best foot forward.
"If you're interested, put your hand up
and come," he said.
"We've had people who put it off for
years and years and years.
"Often when they do come, they can
be an absolute superstar and we did not
know they were out there."
New edge in
Returning guns boost Navy
THAT'S OUTTA HERE:
WO Gary Fuss, pic-
tured in action during
the 2009 carnival, will
add plenty of firepower
to the team.
The Australian Human Rights Commission (the Commission) is conducting a
Review into the Treatment of Women in the Australian Defence Force. Specifically
the Review is examining the effectiveness of cultural change strategies and
initiatives required to improve leadership pathways for women in the Australian
The Review is being led by Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Elizabeth Broderick,
who chairs the expert Review Panel.
The Review Panel is now calling for written submissions. In particular, written
submissions are being sought on the following aspects of the Terms of Reference:
The effectiveness of the cultural change strategies recommended by
the CDF Women's Reference Group in the Women's Action Plan including the
implementation of these strategies across the Australian Defence Force;
Measures and initiatives required to improve the pathways for increased
representation of women into the senior ranks and leadership of the Australian
Defence Force; and
Any other matters incidental to the terms of reference such as sexual
harassment and abuse and sex discrimination.
The Review will not be investigating or making findings in relation to individual
allegations or complaints. The Review can only report and make recommendations
in relation to the systemic issues arising from the Terms of Reference.
Submissions will be accepted over a four week period from
Saturday 5 November to Sunday 4 December 2011.
To view the full terms of reference and to lodge a submission please refer to
the Submissions page of the Commission website at ww w.humanrights.gov.au/
For any inquiries in relation to the Review submission process please see our
website or contact the ADF Review Secretariat by email at defence.review@
humanrights.gov.au or call 1800 656 945.
Please note that submissions received will ordinarily be made available on the
Commission website. People wishing to make a confidential submission should
make this clear at the time of lodgement and the Review will not publish those
submissions on the website. However, people should also be aware that whilst
every endeavour will be made to ensure confidentiality, the Commission is obliged
to determine any request for access to documents made under the Freedom of
Information Act 1982 in accordance with that Act.
Call for Submissions into the
Treatment of Women in the
Australian Defence Force
A REMEMBRANCE Day
golfing competition will tee
off in 2012 thanks to the joint
efforts made by the ADF Golf
Association, Legacy Australia
and Golf Australia.
Modelled on the US Patriot's
Golf Day, a Labor Day event
which raises money for fami-
lies of servicemen and women,
the Remembrance Golf Day is
planned to be held at clubs across
Australia on the weekend before
ADF Golf Association
President MAJGEN Craig
Orme said links were being built
between the ADF Golf Association,
the Australian golfing community
and Legacy Australia, which sup-
ports the families of service people
killed in action.
"As part of the collabora-
tion, Defence will support the
President's Cup to be played in
Melbourne in November with
some extra military-style pag-
eantry at the opening ceremony,"
MAJGEN Orme said.
To help promote the Australian
Remembrance Golf Day, a replica
of the President's Cup was flown
to Canberra for the CDF Cup in
-- LCPL Mark Doran
Special golf day planned
UP FOR GRABS: AVM Mark Skidmore, MAJGEN Craig Orme and
CDRE Bob Richards get a glimpse of the President's Cup replica.
NAVY was unable to stop APS
from making a clean sweep
of the ACT Interservice Golf
Tournament from October
12-20 at the Mollymook Hilltop
course in NSW.
After beating Army and going
down to Air Force, Navy narrowly
lost to the APS team in the final
In glorious golfing conditions,
Navy opened the event in fine style
by proving too strong for an Army
outfit to record a 6 to 4.5 win in the
But the Air Force dashed
Navy's hopes of having a chance
to contend for the title, handing the
RAN golfers a 7.5 to 3 loss in the
APS was a deserving victor,
having easily accounted for Army
and Air Force in its opening two
Representing Navy were: CAPT
Christopher Frost, LCDR Terry
Bird, LCDR Darryl Whitehead,
LEUT Neil Davenport, MIDN Tim
Wright, WO Desmond Byrne, WO
Richard Lewis, WO Rod McLaurin,
WO Murray Widdeson, CPO Mark
Christofersen, CPO Paul Davis, PO
Rohan Halliday and LS Andrew
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