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Army November 8, 2012
THE Queensland Police Service on its
DRN equivalent system has a screen
saver that cycles through important
points of contact, information on the
roles of units, equity advice, OHS and
other important information.
It appears to be a simple and
effective way to circulate up to date
information holistically, rather than
the usual poster dissemination that
requires users to display in highly
visible areas and update frequently (if
they could be bothered) or dull mass
produced emails that get deleted with-
out being read.
The current DRN screen saver
(although probably economical to
maintain) is premium advertising
space going to waste.
I doubt even one person would
take notice if the safe base level was
changed to Echo in the current for-
mat.Additionally the second order
effect would be a reduction in print-
ing and dissemination costs including
guaranteed viewing by the majority
of Defence personnel (at a minimum
My second suggestion would be to
have information displayed specific to
the local area.
This suggestion was originally
submitted to the SRP suggestion box.
Capt David Long
7CSSB, Gallipoli Barracks
Chief Technology Officer Matt
THANK you for your suggestion
regarding the potential use of screen
savers to disseminate information.
Unfortunately it cannot be con-
sidered further for implementation.
Screen savers could do more
This is because Defence is required
to support the all-of-government
green ICT policy enabled by the
Australian Government Information
Management Office common operat-
ing environment policies and build
This policy includes how screen
savers and monitor hibernation should
It is a whole-of-government
requirement that the monitors be put
into hibernation after 20 minutes of
inactivity, this would mean that the
screen saver is only visible for that
It is also not recommended to use
screen savers as they keep the desktop
computer active. Having the screen
saver running will result in constant
power consumption to keep the desk-
top computer and monitor awake to
run the screen saver.
I hope this reasoning provides a
clear understanding why the sugges-
tion is not viable for implementation.
I READ with pride the article "A black
day" (Army, October 11).
My pride was for the remarkable
response by the ADF personnel involved
in Operation Bali Assist.
The article covers in detail the ADF
response including the aeromedical
evacuation, the supply of storage refrig-
erators, the four ADF chaplains, the three
ADF linguists and the Defence staff from
the Consular Mission.
I was, however, disappointed, sad-
dened and quite frankly shocked at the
gross omissions in the article.
There was no mention of the five
ADF dental officers or the two Army
psych officers deployed as part of Op
The AME teams came and went in a
rush, claiming all the media attention, yet
it was those who remained to deal with
the 202 dead bodies and their grieving
families who had the most difficult task.
The efforts of the five ADF dental
officers led to the identification of 104
of the victims from their dental records
within two weeks of the bombing, long
before the first DNA results were avail-
These bodies were immediately
released, much to the relief of their fami-
lies who were then able to obtain closure.
Other families had to wait up to two
months for the DNA analysis to enable
the release of the bodies of their loved
The dental officers worked tirelessly
alongside their civilian and international
colleagues under the most trying and
primitive conditions in the Denpasar hos-
pital morgue to complete their horrific
task.Their camaraderie and the compas-
sion and work ethic displayed by eve-
ryone around them helped them endure
this task and it was with a sense of pride
and achievement that they returned to
Australia two weeks later.
The counselling efforts of the Army
psych officers was greatly received by
the grieving families and the personnel
involved in Op Bali Assist.
Their work certainly helped me to
cope and I would like to think that others
benefited as well.
Col Geoff Stacey
Joint Health Command
Army editor John Wellfare responds:
THANK you, Col Stacey, for raising
awareness of these under-reported facets
of the ADF response in Bali.
It's a shame that those who received
little recognition for their efforts at the
time of the tragedy should continue to be
forgotten during anniversary coverage.
key Bali role
Response went beyond medical teams
Black out: The DRN screen saver must adhere to Government
regulations on energy conservation.
Photo by Sgt Dave Morley
in Bali in
backed up by
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