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A NEW living-in accommoda-
tion (LIA) booking service has
been introduced in south-east
Queensland and will be rolled out
The program began on
September 1 after Defence signed
a five-year contract in June with
Defence Housing Australia (DHA)
to provide a national online booking
and allocation service for LIA.
DHA now manages the booking
and allocation of LIA for RAAF
Base Amberley; Gallipoli Barracks,
Enoggera; Borneo Barracks,
Cabarlah; Swartz Barracks, Oakey;
and Kokoda Barracks, Canungra.
The initial rollout is being assessed
to ensure the best service is
provided when the transition occurs
in other centres.
Relocations and Housing
director Alan McClelland said
collaborative work between DHA,
Service representatives, garrison
contractors and DSRG staff had
ensured a successful implementation
of the service.
A dedicated DHA LIA Contact
Centre in Brisbane is available to
help members access the system.
"The new system is providing
ADF personnel, units and
Defence administration with
real-time information on the
availability and use of LIA and
has been well received within the
South Queensland locations," Mr
For members, online booking
means real-time LIA confirmation
or a quick referral to other options
when LIA is full.
The next location to transition to
the LIA booking and allocation ser-
vice will be north Queensland, from
November 18. The service will cover
HMAS Cairns, Lavarack Barracks
and RAAF Base Townsville.
The remainder of the country
will progressively transition to the
service by the end of April 2014.
Further information will be pro-
vided to Defence members once
transition dates are identified.
For bookings and information, email the
LIA Contact Centre at LIA@dha.gov.au or
call 139 342.
DEFENCE One -- D1 -- is the new
people system name after a nation-
wide competition was held inviting
Defence personnel to suggest names.
More than 480 names were submitted
from across the country.
Mark Nicholas, of the Chief Finance
Officer Group in Adelaide, suggested the
First Assistant Secretary Human
Resources Development Craig Pandy
said Mr Nicholas' description of the
name was simple, easy to use and
showed Defence people business require-
ments were "number one", which cap-
tured the true intent of the new system.
"It is important to remember we are
not renaming PMKeyS, but naming a
brand new system designed to meet
whole-of-Defence human resource
needs," Mr Pandy said.
"Defence One will provide a single,
unified people system for Defence,
which will replace not just the function-
ality of PMKeyS, but also a number of
While the project will be referred
to as Defence One, Joint Project
2080 Ph2B.1 -- Personnel Systems
Modernisation will be retained as the
name of the project in the Defence
For his efforts, Mr Nicholas was
presented with a certificate of apprecia-
tion by Chief Information Officer Peter
Lawrence in late August.
Mr Nicholas said it was an honour to
receive the recognition.
"It was fantastic that Dr Lawrence
made the time to come and present the
award in person," he said.
"I am looking forward to seeing the
new system implemented in Defence.
officer in the Australian Air Force Cadets
and they have a personnel management
system called CadetOne, which the cadets
have shortened to 'C1'. I thought head-
ing towards the new Defence genera-
tion, Defence One or 'D1' was a logical
The Defence One project comprises
Release 1a in 2015: will migrate mili-
tary pay into the new people system
(PeopleSoft HCM V.9.1) with reserve
and APS payroll.
Release 1b in 2017: will remove cus-
tomised and outdated functionality and
replace it with PeopleSoft HCM V.9.2.
Release 2 in 2018: expands on the
functionality delivered in Release 1b
with better integration and improved
For more information, visit http://ciogintranet/
South-east Queensland service now online
Number one name
New digs: The
and exterior of
New course will increase awareness
Cpl Aaron Curran
A NEW course is being offered
on CAMPUS to increase cultural
awareness across Defence.
The Indigenous Cultural
Awareness course, developed in
consultation with Defence Learning
Branch, aims to educate ADF mem-
bers about the history and culture
of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres
Strait Islander people.
Beginning at recruit, initial
employment and officer training,
the course will be complemented
with periodic education throughout
Maj Merv Simmons, of the
Directorate of Indigenous Affairs,
said although it was not a compulso-
ry course, the directorate would like
to see as many Defence personnel
as possible complete the 40-minute
course by the end of the year.
"The CDF and Service Chiefs
have endorsed this course," Maj
"We now need all commanders
to support us in this intent to get
their members to do the course," he
said.Maj Simmons said the course
was open to uniformed members
as well as the wider Defence
"Increasing cultural awareness in
the Defence community is central to
ensuring our indigenous personnel
are treated with respect and retained
as valuable members," he said.
"We need to better educate those
of us who don't understand the
history and culture of the original
Australians and this is the first step
in that learning process."
Maj Simmons said the CDF and
Service Chiefs were committed to
changing perceptions and deepen-
ing people's understanding and
appreciation of indigenous cultural
issues, as well as acknowledg-
ing Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander contributions to military
traditions and Defence's history.
The Indigenous Cultural Awareness course
can be found on CAMPUS at www.campus.
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