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February 28, 2013
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SERVING AUSTRALIA WITHPRIDE
AN AMENDMENT to PACMAN
that affects all members in living-in
accommodation comes into force on
From that date members of all
ranks who live in will be subject to
the provisions of a licence to live in.
Head People Policy and Culture
Richard Oliver describes the licence
to live in as an accommodation ben-
efit in which the mutual rights and
responsibilities of both members and
Defence are clarified.
“The licence to live in gives
members the right to a lockable
room, where feasible, that is suitable
to their rank and situation, and the
right to use the room and facilities
free from unreasonable interference
by Defence,” Mr Oliver said.
Members agree to take care of the
property, to not intentionally cause
any damage, to not disturb other
members and to not let any other per-
son live in the room. Defence com-
mits to the maintenance and repair
of the living-in accommodation in a
The licence to live in balances
organisational needs with the privacy
“A commanding officer, or a per-
son authorised by them, may only
enter a member’s assigned room for
reasons of command or discipline, or
in an emergency. Prior notice is to be
given to the member,” Mr Oliver said.
“If the member’s room is entered
without their permission and they are
not present, a notice advising that the
room has been entered and the pur-
pose of the entry must be given.”
An ADF member establishes a
licence to live in when they have met
When the member is allocated
a room, in addition to signing for
the room key, where applicable,
they also sign to acknowledge that
they will take care of their living-in
This means that their room is to
remain in the same condition dur-
ing their occupancy, allowing for
fair wear and tear. To make sure it
is clear what state the room is in, the
member completes a room condition
report by signing and returning it to
the accommodation manager. This
completes the requirements.
The licence to live in require-
ments do not apply to members
required to live in a ship when away
from home port or when required for
duty overnight while alongside at the
ship’s home port.
There are consequences for the
member if they break the licence to
live in conditions.
These consequences are decided
by a member’s chain of command and
in the most serious cases, a command-
ing officer may revoke a member’s
licence to live in for up to three years.
During any period in which a
commanding officer has revoked a
member’s licence to live in, the mem-
ber is not eligible for any accommo-
dation assistance from Defence. This
includes rent allowance and access
to a service residence. Disciplinary
action can also be taken.
As part of the implementation of
the new licence to live in require-
ments, all members living in on
March 14 will be deemed to have a
licence to live in.
If they have not yet signed a room
condition report, they are required
to do so as soon as practicable after
Members occupying living-
in accommodation from March 14
onwards will be required to sign a
room condition report under their
licence to live in.
Any member absent on deploy-
ment or leave, without a signed room
condition report, is required to sign
the room condition report when they
re-occupy their living-in accommo-
More information is available on the Pay
and Conditions website at http://intranet.
defence.gov.au/pac/. The determination
amending Chapter 7, Part 3 will be incor-
porated into the PACMAN on March 14.
Until then, see section 58B Amending
Determination 2012/52 of September 17,
LICENSED PREMISES: Licences to live-in will begin being issued from March
14, requiring members who occupy LIA to sign an agreement to follow rules
and maintain the condition of the property.
Photo: CPL Aaron Curran
LSIS Paul Berry
CPO Warren Humphrey has pulled
stumps on an illustrious naval career
spanning more than 27 years.
Friends and work colleagues
gathered at Russell Offices on
January 18 to farewell the popular
The submariner served on many
ships including Oberon- and Collins-
class submarines and destroyer
escorts and held a range of shore
CPO Humphrey said highlights of
his career had been the travel and the
wide range of roles he has filled.
“I’ve done everything from being
a radio operator, a submariner, a
battle watch captain, a facilitator, a
project manager, a HR guy and an
instructor,” CPO Humphrey said.
“It’s been a range of different jobs
and a whole range of challenges –
that’s what has kept me here.”
CPO Humphrey will take up
CPO says goodbye to a
long and varied career COMMANDER Combined Task Force
(CTF) 151 CDRE Muhammad Hisham
has crossdecked from USS Farragut to
HMAS Toowoomba to personally wel-
come the crew to the counter-piracy
The crossdecking on February 6
was conducted to bolster the already
high level of cooperation between
nations involved in the Combined
Maritime Forces responsible for mari-
time security operations in the MEAO.
The crossdecking also gave CDRE
Hisham the opportunity to meet mem-
bers of Toowoomba’s command team.
The group received by Toowoomba
was a multinational contingent with
CDRE Hisham and CTF 151 Chief of
Staff CAPT Naveed Ashraf represent-
ing the Pakistani Navy and LTCOL
Niels Koefoed representing Denmark,
while Farragut provided several junior
officers and sailors.
After dining and exchanging gifts
with CO Toowoomba CMDR Brendon
Zilko, CDRE Hisham was given a tour
of the ship and viewed demonstrations.
CMDR Zilko said the visit was a
great opportunity to provide firsthand
Crew welcomed to the team
GIFT OF FRIENDSHIP: CO HMAS Toowoomba CMDR Brendon Zilko
is presented with a baseball cap by Commander CTF 151 CDRE
Muhammad Hisham during the crossdecking.
Photo: LCDR David Jane
a reserve role as CO of cadet unit
Training Ship Canberra at HMAS
“It’s an amazing feeling to be
going and to be doing something
where I can give back to Navy,” he
experience of Australia’s contribution
to the mission.
“Today was an excellent opportu-
nity to meet and host the commander
of CTF 151 along with several of his
team,” CMDR Zilko said.
USN LEUT Adal, of Farragut, said
it was an eventful and exciting day.
“This has been an excellent experi-
ence with all of us learning how one of
our closest allies conducts business,”
LEUT Adal said.
“We have been really well looked
after and even received a few souvenirs.”
HAPPY MEMORIES: CPO
Warren Humphrey is all smiles at
his farewell. Photo: LSIS Paul Berry
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