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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 751 644.
AIR FORCE October 29, 2009
By Scotty Tobias
Despite downing arch-rival Army,
Air Force lawn bowlers surrendered
their Service Champions crown dur-
ing a week of superb bowls at the na-
tional championships in Brisbane.
The 2008 champions could not con-
tain Navy's players who broke through
for their first title in the champion-
ship's 25-year history.
Air Force began the tournament
against last year's runners-up, APS, in
difficult, windy conditions. The match
was played across four rinks with APS
holding a 19-shot buffer for most of
With less than an hour's play
remaining, two APS teams were on
18 shots apiece when their momentum
stalled. Air Force finished strongly to
manage a thrilling draw and two wins
from four games but it still wasn't
enough going down 75-83 on the mas-
In round two, Air Force met Army
and once again Air Force got away
poorly with three of the four teams
in arrears to trail 13-31. In a stunning
turnaround, Air Force clawed its way
to win on all but one rink to record a
meritorious 82-70 victory.
Air Force's final match was against
the in-form Navy, which in the previ-
ous round blasted APS off the green
by 53 shots.
Scores were 20 shots apiece before
Navy began to assert its dominance,
eventually winning 82-59.
Air Force's best player was LAC
Jamie Edmonds and his team of WOFF
John Donlan, SGT Luke Stubbs and
FSGT Scott Bourne remained unde-
feated throughout the tournament and
inflicted Navy's only loss.
sunk by Navy
Air Force's best
sets a bowl into
Photo: Scotty Tobias
By Michael Brooke
THE Defence Hockey team of un-
derdogs has triumphed over adversity
to win gold and silver medals at the
World Masters Games in Sydney.
The men's team won the gold
medal in the over-35B category and
silver in the over-40s against a tough
field of international competitors.
The women's team battled hard but
was unable to match the result of their
The over-35B players, who
called themselves the Old Warriors,
beat Manly Magic 1-0 in a thriller to
claim the gold medal, while the Older
Warriors (over-40s) had to settle for
the silver after being beaten 3-1 by the
Tassie Old Boys.
The teams were made up of more
than 50 Air Force, Navy, Army and
AC Nathan Ball scored the only
goal in the Old Warriors' gold medal
decider and was voted man of the
Also standing tall was WGCDR
Ken Millar, who showed he still had
the skill and fitness to run from one
end of the pitch to the other while dis-
mantling the opposition defence.
Victory in the over-35B catego-
ry was especially sweet for the Old
Warriors, who seemed to lose their way
in the middle of the round-robin com-
petition after being flogged by eight
goals apiece in two earlier games.
But they rallied in the play-offs.
The Older Warriors fancied their
chances in the gold medal show-
down against the Tassie Old Boys,
after fighting them to a 2-2 draw in
a thrilling round-robin match.
Unfortunately, they were missing
something up front on the day and
had injuries to players who had been
the focus at the tournament all week
but were unable to play in the decider.
Defence Hockey PR spokesman
LEUT Stuart Cayzer said the way
the teams melded spoke volumes
about the Defence Hockey com-
bined service culture as well as the
multi-dimensional manoeuvre it
achieved in both the battlespace and
the sports field.
He said both teams had players
who played crucial roles in help-
ing the Warriors to snatch victory
from the jaws of defeat in all their
"Many players were on the pitch
with hamstrings that were close
to snapping, or that did during the
final, and feet that were permanently
blistered and bleeding," he said.
Man of the
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