Home' Navy News : November 21st 2013 Contents Permanent, Course and Transit
From 1 September 2013, DHA startedmanaging bookings for LivingInAccommodation (LIA) at the
following basesin South Queensland:
> RAAF Base Amberley
> Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera
> Borneo Barracks,Cabarlah
> Swartz Barracks,Oakey, and
> Kokoda Barracks,Canungra.
Whether youare lookingto book LIA foranexercise, acourse, acadet camp, reserve duty, permanent
accommodation or individual transit, contact DHA.
North Queensland is next to transition to the DHA LIA Booking and Allocation Service, and includes the
> HMAS Cairns
> LavarackBarracks,Townsville, and
> RAAF BaseTownsville.
The rest of the countrywillprogressively transition to the DHA LIA Booking and Allocation systemby May 2014
ahead of the commencement of the new Base ServicesContracts.
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IT MAY be the race that stops a
nation but not even the Melbourne
Cup could stop HMAS Melbourne
from achieving its operational
While Fiorente galloped to
the finish line to win the 2013
Melbourne Cup on November 5,
Melbourne's ship's company were
once again called to duty.
Cup Day celebrations were tempo-
rarily postponed for those on duty in
order to carry out vital maritime secu-
rity operations in the Gulf of Aden.
CO Melbourne CMDR Brian
Schlegel said personnel were keen
to celebrate the occasion but opera-
tions with the Yemeni, French and
Canadian navies took priority.
"The ship's company of
Melbourne is proud to bear the
city's namesake and the Melbourne
Cup is especially significant for the
crew," CMDR Schlegel said.
"But the men and women who
serve in Melbourne are dedicated
and professional and they are proud
to carry out their duty to the nation
in the Middle East."
Meanwhile, Navy officers and
sailors celebrated Cup Day in grand
style at bases around the country
and in ships at sea around the globe.
At sea, the ship's companies of
HMA Ships Diamantina, Tarakan
and Labuan and AUSCDT-4
watched the race in Honiara before
resuming the explosive ordnance
disposal operation Render Safe.
All in the name of fun
On land, the 'Kuttabul Kup' at
HMAS Kuttabul, which was co-
hosted by NUSHIP Canberra, was
one of many fun-filled Cup events
conducted at naval bases around the
The revelry featured mock races,
sausage sizzles, raffles and enter-
tainment provided by the "fashions
on the field" competitions for the
best dressed male and female.
Sailors cheered themselves
"horse" during the fiercely contested
races, in which "jockeys" mounted
wooden horses and moved around
a track according to the roll of the
The fun and games only ceased
at 2.55pm when everyone's attention
turned to the big screen to watch the
The ships companies of HMA
Ships Albatross, Cairns, Cerberus,
Coonawarra, Creswell, Harman,
Penguin, Stirling, Waterhen and
Watson also celebrated Cup Day in
GETTING READY: ABCSO Sam Ryan puts up a poster advertising
the Melbourne Cup on board HMAS Melbourne in the MEAO.
Photo: ABIS Jayson Tufrey
WO2 Andrew Hetherington
NOVEMBER 25 marks the 11th anniver-
sary of White Ribbon Day in Australia.
WO Gary Wight, of Navy People
Career Management, is volunteering
to raise funds and awareness on White
Ribbon Day and believes it is a cause
every man should support.
"The women in our lives -- our moth-
ers, sisters, wives and daughters -- deserve
to live a life free of violence," he said.
"It is incredibly important to me for
the men in our society to demonstrate our
commitment to never excuse or remain
silent about violence against women.
"I have sworn to do everything that
I can to raise the awareness of this issue
and hope that in a small way I can help
contribute to a society that is free of vio-
lence against women. Isn't this what all
men should want and strive to achieve?"
White Ribbon Day began in Canada
after the killing of 14 women at a
Montreal university in December 1989,
by a male classmate.
In 1999, the United Nations General
Assembly declared November 25 as the
international day for the elimination of
violence against women.
The day is held in more than 50 coun-
tries each year to bring an awareness to
stop violence against women by men.
To start Navy's campaign, ADF per-
sonnel participated in a Golf Day in
Canberra on November 1, which raised
$18,000 toward the cause.
Navy has more than 80 White Ribbon
Ambassadors who promote White
Ribbon throughout the year.
Navy Ships and Establishments also
conduct fundraisers throughout the year
as well as selling White Ribbon pins.
This year, there will be a number of
events held to raise funds and awareness
on the campaign throughout Navy.
Navy members will also par-
ticipate in the White Ribbon Bridge
to Bridge Run/Walk in Canberra on
For more information on when and where
events will be held contact your unit equity
adviser, orderly room or visit www.whiterib-
Photo: ABIS Chantell Bianchi
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