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To all Defence Employees
SmartSalary launches Purple meets Green --
our new carbon offset program
Who is SmartSalary?
SmartSalary is the approved salary packaging provider for the
Department of Defence -- currently over 12,000 Defence staff
salary package with us.
Introducing Purple meets Green
SmartSalary is pleased to announce the launch of our new
environmental program -- Purple meets Green -- offering our
customers the opportunity to reduce the environmental impact of
their car travel.
Motor vehicles produce harmful carbon emissions that damage
our environment. We believe it is our responsibility to minimise
that damage -- that's why we've partnered with not-for-profit
organisation Greenfleet to help offset carbon emissions generated
by vehicles leased through SmartSalary.
How does it work?
We aim to encourage our customers who finance a novated car
lease through SmartSalary Car Leasing to participate in this
program by making a pre-tax donation to Greenfleet. Greenfleet will
plant 21 native trees for each annual donation which will be used to
plant forests that soak up carbon dioxide from the atmosphere.
These forests are made up of Australian native trees and will not only
absorb greenhouse gases, they also create vital habitat for
native wildlife and improve water quality in rivers and streams.
Why we believe it's a good idea?
Get the opportunity to:
1. Join the leaders in the quest for environmental change
2. Help offset your vehicle's carbon emission
3. Help Greenfleet plant forests full of Australian native trees
We look forward to working together to build a more
environmentally conscious car leasing industry.
Chief Executive Officer
SmartSalary Pty Limited
P.S For more details about the Purple meets Green program,
please visit our website www.smartsalary.com.au/green or
call our Leasing team on 1300 824 544.
Army October 15, 2009
By LS Paul McCallum and
WO2 Graham McBean
WATER purification and primary
health-care teams are leading the Army
assistance to the earthquake-devastated
city of Padang on the Indonesian island
About 540 ADF personnel are sup-
porting Operation Padang Assist, with
more than 200 on the ground.
Chief of Joint Operations Lt-Gen
Mark Evans said medical, engineering
and air-transport support were the main
lines of ADF support. He forecast a four-
to six-week ADF commitment.
Commander JTF 629 Lt-Col Neil
Sweeney said the efforts of a small
advance team meant "we have been able
to deploy the most appropriate resources
to the areas that need them the most".
Initial assessments indicated that fresh
drinking water was the number one prior-
ity because the plant that supplied 60 per
cent of Padang's water had been damaged
in the earthquake on September 30.
Within five days of the ADF arriving
in the city, fresh drinking water was being
supplied by Darwin-based 1CER's water
purification plant. "This is the same capa-
bility the ADF deployed to Banda Aceh
following the  Indian Ocean earth-
quake and tsunami," Lt-Gen Evans said.
He said the ADF response was guid-
ed by Indonesian requests and with-
in an Australian whole-of-government
With 32 engineers already in place at
the water purification plant, another engi-
neer element of around 120 plus support
staff is sailing to Padang with their spe-
cialised equipment on HMAS Kanimbla.
Kanimbla also brings its significant
medical facility as well as two Sea Kings,
and various landing craft.
Once established, the engineers
will carry out reconstruction in the Sei
Geringging area, 75km north-west of
Padang. Tasks will include clearing irri-
gation channels, repairing a damaged
bridge, clearing rubble and debris from
two schools, and constructing a semi-per-
manent medical centre.
The centre will be used by 1HSB's
primary health care team, which moved
to the village from Padang at the request
of Indonesian authorities.
CO 1HSB Lt-Col Lachlan Sinclair
said the staff of 22 doctors, nurses and
medics were managing general health
issues facing the local population.
"With so many people's homes
destroyed, we are looking at treating dis-
ease and illness that is associated with
living outside in community groups," Lt-
Col Sinclair said.
Reaching out to help
Engineers and medics
spearhead aid efforts
Damage inspection: Engineer Capt Mick Thompson, with help from linguist Lt Elly Poyntz, talks with a
local engineer about damage to water pipes outside of the Central Provincial Hospital in Padang. Taking
notes are airfields works supervisor WOFF Edward Tuyl and environmental officer Flt-Lt Paul Clancy.
Photo by Cpl Guy Young
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