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April 14, 2011
AIR Force personnel have experienced much in war and
peace over the past 90 years.
Much of that experience will now be highlighted to
the public for only the second time as the Air Power
Development Centre mounts a dynamic and exciting
display of the RAAF's heritage art as part of the ser-
vice's 90th anniversary celebrations.
The exhibition, called Our Art, Your Heritage, will
be held at the Shrine of Remembrance in Melbourne
until May 28.
In opening the exhibition on March 24, CAF
AIRMSHL Mark Binskin said it provided an excellent
opportunity for the community to help the Air Force
celebrate the historic event.
"I would like to invite all Australians to visit the
exhibition," he said.
"It showcases the evolution of the RAAF, from our
beginnings through to the capabilities of today."
The director of the Office of Air Force History, Dr
Chris Clark, said it was suggested that an exhibition
of RAAF heritage art would help boost the service's
image in the public eye, as the RAAF marked its 90th
For more information, visit www.shrine.org.au or http://
at art exhibition
MEMBER contributions for
Group Rent Scheme (GRS) and
Living In Accommodation (LIA)
will increase from May 12.
The 2011 updates to both
GRS and LIA will be reflected in
pay packets from May 26.
The contributions for accom-
modation in-service residences
and rent allowance residences
are based on the rent paid to
DHA by Defence.
Rents are independently
assessed in rental markets across
Australia and updated annually
on January 1.
Head People Policy Steven
Grzeskowiak said that in the past
the level of subsidy provided by
Defence had increased due to
greater than expected fluctuations
in the Australian housing market.
"It's a longstanding policy that
Defence should subsidise 50 per
cent of the national cost of housing
for ADF members and their fami-
lies," Mr Grzeskowiak said.
"As a result the CDF and
Secretary have decided that this
year's GRS update will correct
the imbalance of the housing
subsidy Defence provides for
members in Rent Bands 2 and 3.
"The over-subsidisation for
CPL and lower in Rent Band 1
will be corrected over a two-year
period in the annual adjustments
for 2011 and 2012."
In 2010, Rent Bands 4 and 5
(GPCAPT and above) were adjust-
ed to achieve 50 per cent sub-
sidy, as were SGT, PLTOFF and
FLGOFF ranks in Rent Band 1.
Mr Grzeskowiak said that
changes would also be made to
the contributions made by mem-
bers who resided in LIA.
"The index provided by the
Australian Valuation Office for
the 2011 LIA adjustment is 2.75
per cent, reflecting changes in
market rents for this type of
For more information, follow the
links on intranet.defence.gov.au/pac/
Photo: CPL Aaron Curran
"WHISPERING DEATH": A painting by Lindsay
Stepanow of two Beaufighters carrying out an
Photo courtesy the Office of Air Force History
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