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Chief of Army, Lieutenant General David Morrison, AO in a video to his troops says he "will be ruthless in ridding the Army of don't live up to its values."

The video follows allegations of unacceptable behaviour following the announcement on Thursday, 13 June 2013 of civilian police and Defence investigations into allegations of unacceptable behaviour by Army members.

"Those who think it is okay to behave in a way that demeans or exploits their colleagues have no place in this Army."

"No one has ever explained how the exploitation or degradation of others enhances capability, or honours the traditions of the Australian Army."

"The Army has to be an inclusive organisation, where every soldier, man and women can reach their full potential, and is encouraged to do so."

"If you're not up to it, find something else to do with your life. There is no place for you amongst this band of brothers and sisters."

Tickets are still on sale for the annual DEFGLIS Ski Trip - registration and payment now closes on 14 Jun 2013.

 

Pickup Sydney: 5:30 PM* (Eddy Ave)
Pickup Canberra: ~9:00 PM* (Jolimont Centre)
Return Canberra: 5:00PM (Jolimont Centre)
Return Sydney: ~8:30PM (Eddy Ave)

* Arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure time

Bus + Accommodation costs $250 per person, includes:

• 2 nights accommodation at the Snowy Valley Resort, Jindabyne (dorm style rooms with four to seven (4-7) people per room),
• Return transfers from Sydney and Canberra (on a private bus),
• Daily mountain shuttles,
• National Park Fees,
• Hot breakfast daily,
• 1 x 3 course dinner,
• Live entertainment and party night on Saturday, and
• $10 in administrative fees.

2 Day Oz Snow Pack costs $235 per person and is available for cash purchase on the bus, and includes:

• 2 day lift ticket
• Ski hire (boots, skiis and poles only)
• Add $10 for Snowboards

2 Day Ski Pass Only costs $199 per person and is available for cash purchase on the bus, 

MINIMUM COST = $449.00 per person

After a final round of comments on the DEFGLIS constitution, we are now ready to incorporate.  We are now seeking expressions of interest to become board members for DEFGLIS to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Anyone who is a member of DEFGLIS (including civilian partners and friends) are eligible to run for the board.  The only restriction we have is that either the President, or Vice President must be an O-3 (LEUT, CAPT, FLTLT) or above, or an E-6 (PO, SGT, SGT) or above.

We will lodge our application next month and we will soon ask everyone to complete new application forms to officially become members.

The final marked up version of the constitution can be found here:  Link to constitution (Word File)

SQNLDR Vince Chong, Chair of DEFGLIS presented unique considerations for LGBTI victims of sexual assault during the ADF Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Office Conference in May.

"LGBTI people are targeted for sexual assault because of their gender, gender identity and sexual orientation," he said. "It is worthwhile ensuing that LGBTI people understand that SeMPRO supports everyone. There are numerous additional barriers that that LGBTI people need to be overcome to report sexual assault." 

More info: Link to conference presentation

 

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