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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 29, 2009
By WO2 Graham McBean
CA LT-GEN Ken Gillespie has
launched an updated version of
Adaptive Campaigning: Future Land
Operating Concept (AC-FLOC).
AC-FLOC is unclassified and available
for broad distribution.
Col Chris Field, Director Future Land
Warfare and Strategy, said it provided an
up-to-date explanation of adaptive cam-
paigning aligned with the 2009 Defence
White Paper and Defence Capability Plan.
"AC-FLOC is deliberately unclassified
so we can share it, not only throughout
the ADF but with the Australian commu-
nity and worldwide," Col Field said.
"We have a national and worldwide
collaboration with coalition partners, gov-
ernment agencies, and other elements of
the ADF," Col Field said.
"The idea is that AC-FLOC provides
a single document where our soldiers can
go to understand how Army may learn
The book details the conceptual, doc-
trinal and force modernisation direction
planned for the Army to ensure it remains
postured to meet the demands of future
Col Field said work on AC-FLOC
began 18 months ago and it was a col-
laborative effort where "many hands have
come across the document".
He said the book incorporated lessons
learned from current operations and high-
lighted the important role of the soldier to
"It is easy to be attracted to the capa-
bilities of our various bits of kit," Col
"But adaptive campaigning tries to
show that success in combat is about the
centrality of soldiers' learning, education,
understanding and improving -- and not
being afraid of making mistakes."
Col Field said AC-FLOC noted that it
is fine for our people to make a mistake
providing that we learn and adapt.
"Our operating environment, now and
in the future, is highly competitive, and
while we adapt, we also face an enemy
that is adapting.
"Continuous learning and improve-
ment in our tactics, techniques, and pro-
cedures will assist us to maintain the edge
on our enemies."
By Tpr Michael Franchi
1 SIG Regt's Operation City
Ambush wasn't like your con-
ventional deployment with
Brisbane-based signallers com-
pleting the mission and return-
ing with more than $110,000
In a tradition for the unit over
the past decade, 1 Sig Regt took
to the streets of Brisbane CBD
on September 4 to collect dona-
tions for Legacy.
The total of $113,816.25
was $4000 more than last year's
effort as the regiment contin-
ued to provide vital support to
CO 1 Sig Regt Lt-Col David
Hay said at the time of the pres-
entation the soldiers were una-
ware of the amount raised.
"Last year we were just under
the $110,000 mark, and in the
back of my mind I thought we
would get up around $110,000
again," Lt-Col Hay said.
"However, with the financial
crisis and unemployment on the
rise I did think it would be a dif-
"Not only did we get near it,
but blowing it out of the water
has been an absolute fantastic
achievement for 1 Sig Regt."
Legacy spokesman Gavan
White said the organisation was
grateful for the generosity of the
"1 Sig Regt plays a crucial
Lessons to digest role with their efforts raising
money for Legacy. They have for
many years now been our single
greatest source of income," Mr
"Income vital for our serv-
ices providing accommodation
assistance, financial hardship
relief, the prevention of social
isolation, legal advice, respite
care and youth education and
Unlike other units collecting
money over the entire Legacy
week, 1 Sig Regt efforts were
achieved on one day.
Lt-Col Hay said the unit
fanned out to strategic points
dressed in polyesters and med-
als around the city from 6am on
"Everyone had a box of
goodies to give away which was
given to us by Legacy contain-
ing pins, wristbands, coins and
pens," he said.
Offer: The check is presented
Photo by Tpr Michael Franchi
Booked: CA Lt-Gen Ken Gillespie launches the Army's latest publication of Adaptive Campaigning.
Photo by WO2 Graham McBean
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