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Army September 29, 2011
Dinner for the faithful
Talking candidly: CDF Gen David Hurley and Linda Hurley were guests of honour at the annual Defence
Christians' dinner held at the Canberra Southern Cross Club on September 2. Gen Hurley said faith
played a big part in his everyday life and was essential when things got tough. "We need strong, fit people
to do the job the Government demands, and spiritual fitness is an important part of that," Gen Hurley said.
For more information on the dinner, visit the Military Christian Fellowship website at www.mcf-a.org.au
Photo by David Coleman
THE Department of Defence was rec-
ognised as a leader in Occupational
Health and Safety as it took home
five awards at the 2011 Safety,
Rehabilitation and Compensation
Commission (SRCC) safety awards
held on September 13.
In announcing the awards Defence
Science and Personnel Minister Warren
Snowdon said Defence had eight final-
ists competing in five out of six of the
safety award categories.
"I am pleased by the significant
number of Defence winners and final-
ists at this year's safety awards, the high
level of success achieved showcased
Defence's commitment to ensuring risks
to health and safety and wellbeing were
identified and actively managed."
"I am particularly delighted to see
Defence had two finalists in the cat-
egory for the rehabilitation and return
to work award this year," Mr Snowdon
"It shows that Defence is honouring
its promise to rehabilitate and return its
wounded or injured ADF personnel to
work wherever it's possible."
Defence's 2011 winners and finalists
all achieved outcomes that decreased the
risk of injury to soldiers, sailors and air-
men and women.
The eight Defence finalists were
THE Government will fund 74 pro-
jects and initiatives to support veter-
ans and their families.
The funding is part of the govern-
ment's Veteran and Community Grants
program which supports local health and
wellbeing activities for veterans.
The Minister for Veterans' Affairs,
Warren Snowdon, said $837,927 had
been allocated to 74 projects in NSW,
the ACT, Queensland, Western Australia,
Tasmania and South Australia.
"This will assist with a range of initia-
tives from delivering health and exercise
programs to purchasing equipment and
materials," he said.
"These projects are designed to
improve access to community care ser-
vices, encourage social interaction and
ultimately enrich the lives of Australia's
Ex-service and community organisations, veteran
representative groups and private organisations
that contribute to the health and welfare of the
veteran community can apply for funding through
the grants program on the Veterans' Affairs
website at www.dva.gov.au/grants
Government gives grants
for veterans' projects
joined by 13 other finalists from across
the Australian Government at a gala din-
ner held by Comcare in Melbourne.
Defence's winners from selected
categories will compete in the Seventh
National Safe Work Australia awards
hosted next year.
More information about Defence's OHS
programs is available online at
Best workplace health and safety
management system -- 16RWAR
for the OHSMS Improvement
Best solution to an identified
workplace health and safety
issue -- Army Aviation Systems
Program Office for the passenger
and aircrew survivability design.
Best individual contribution to
health and safety in category A
and B -- LS Natalie Irvine and
Leut-Cmdr Andrew Rohrsheim.
The return to work award in cate-
gory A -- the Navy Diving School
and Submarine Underwater
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