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Annual Rent Allowance Review
Are you being deployed during April/May/
June? The annual Rent Allowance review
will commence in April 2011.
If you are currently in receipt of Rent Allowance, you may be
included in this year's review.
You will need to complete a statement with details of your
rental situation and provide a current rent receipt or tenant
It is important that you respond to this review as it establishes
if there have been any changes to your domestic circumstances
that could affect your Rent Allowance.
Failure to respond by the due date may cause your
Rent Allowance to be stopped.
If you are being deployed and receive Rent Allowance,
February 3, 2011
FLOOD ASSIST 3
help clean up
pitch in to help
Crucial hubs for
people and cargo
CPL Aaron Curran
RAAF Bases Richmond, Townsville
and Amberley became crucial hubs
in the delivery of supplies to com-
munities in need during the Queens-
land flood crisis,
The Air Mobility Control Centre,
in conjunction with Joint Task Force
637, coordinated the flood relief per-
sonnel and cargo to the flood-affected
regions of the state.
CO 23SQN WGCDR Clive
Wells said 1 Airfield Operations
Support Squadron Detachment
(1AOSS Det) members at Amberley
worked closely with 36, 37 and
38SQN crews, civilian authorities
and grocery suppliers in coordinat-
ing deliveries of supplies.
"They assisted with aircraft sor-
ties, load planning, cargo prepara-
tion and loading activities," he said.
"1AOSS Det members flew with
the aircraft and then remained posi-
tioned at the air heads to offload
He said from December 31
to January 19, Air Movements at
Amberley moved 201 passengers
and 1,000,383 pounds of cargo on
43 flights in support of Operation
Queensland Flood Assist.
"We went to Emerald, Roma,
Charleville, St George, Mackay,
Bundaberg, and Townsville,"
WGCDR Wells said.
"In addition, numerous VIPs
including the Governor-General,
Prime Minister, Defence Minister,
CDF, CAF, Deputy Secretary
Defence Support, Commander JTF
and shadow ministers all passed
through Amberley to inspect flood-
Army, Navy and NSW Police
were airlifted from Richmond
to Queensland to assist with the
relief effort, while essential sup-
plies were offloaded at RAAF Base
Townsville to be distributed in the
far north, which was cut off.
He said the emergency dem-
onstrated and tested a number of
new organisations and relationships
that have developed in Defence in
WORD FROM THE TOP: Prime Minister Julia Gillard at a media
conference at RAAF Base Amberley, flanked by WGCDR Clive
Wells and AIRCDRE Noddy Sawade.
Photo: FSGT Mark Eaton
TRI-SERVICE EFFORT: Above, Army and Navy
personnel board a C-17A at RAAF Base Richmond
before deploying to Queensland. Photo: LAC Chris Hall
OUT IT GOES: Left, an Air Force member helps
clean up a Goodna retirement village.
Photo: LAC Benjamin Evans
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