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April 12, 2012
AIR Force members who want to book
holidays at the three Air Force holiday
facilities will see a new look to the
RAAF Welfare Recreation Company
(RWRC) website following its recent
Director General Personnel
Air Force and Chair of the RWRC,
AIRCDRE Bob Rodgers, officially
launched the upgraded website on
It was the culmination of several
months work by the RWRC Board of
Directors, with support from website
developers Cornerstone Design and
photographer LACW Jessica Smith, of
RAAF Base Amberley.
The website provides members
with information on the three facili-
ties -- Ambassador Apartments on the
Gold Coast, Tuscany Apartments at
Merimbula in NSW, and Marrakai
Apartments in Darwin.
It also provides additional links to
the Navy, Army and Overseas Holiday
AIRCDRE Rodgers said the
refresh was one component of a
review of Air Force holiday facili-
ties, which also includes revised tar-
iff seasons, tariff prices, and current
and proposed renovations to the three
"These initiatives support the
overall aim of the company to pro-
vide access to discounted recreational
LEGAL officers throughout the Asia-
Pacific region have access to a state-
of-the-art, dedicated training facil-
ity with the official opening of the
ADF Military Law Centre at Victoria
Barracks in Sydney on March 29.
Defence Parliamentary Secretary
Dr Mike Kelly MP opened the new
centre, which has been in develop-
ment since 2008 as a facility for both
the ADF Military Law Centre and the
Asia-Pacific Centre for Military Law.
"I recall my time as the inau-
gural Director of the Military Law
Centre some 10 years ago and shar-
ing my vision with Professor Tim
McCormack of the University of
Melbourne Law School to expand
legal training into the Asia-Pacific
region through the creation of the
Asia-Pacific Centre for Military
Law," Dr Kelly said.
"We hoped that through courses,
seminars and ongoing research, we
could facilitate cooperation among
site ready to take
ADMINISTRATION officers now have
the opportunity to undertake a full-time
Masters of Business course at UNSW@
Senior flight lieutenants and junior
squadron leaders can apply.
The first participant in the program
is SQNLDR Tania Jones, who on com-
pletion of her studies can be posted to
one of a number of identified positions
requiring advanced pre-employment
"I see this as a great opportunity for
adminos to improve their skills so that
they can provide the best possible con-
tribution to the strategic management
of the organisation through areas such
as workforce planning and personnel
capability management," SQNLDR Jones
"I am already looking forward to
using the theory and concepts that I am
learning in areas such as change man-
agement and strategic management to
develop and recommend strategies to
enhance organisational performance, in
line with the strategic intent of Air Force."
For information on the initiative, contact
SQNLDR Mike Edwards on (02) 6265 2076 or
FIRST PARTICIPANT: SQNLDR
Tania Jones, of AFHQ.
military forces of the Asia-Pacific
region in the research, training and
implementation of the laws govern-
ing military operations."
Defence established the Military
Law Centre in 2001 to provide pro-
fessional in-service training for ADF
legal officers and form the ADF
component of the Asia-Pacific Centre
for Military Law.
Since 2001, about 400 trainees
from 25 different countries have
attended courses at the centre, with
most international trainees coming
from Indonesia, the Philippines and
Dr Kelly said both centres would
continue to build on the good work
already achieved since 2001.
"Courses that have existed since
the 1990s continue to be improved.
Innovative training methods have
been incorporated and new challeng-
es are being addressed," he said.
"The completion of the building
will be instrumental in the centres
maintaining their existing reputation
as two of the leading military aca-
demic centres of their kind in the
"It will give the centres a perma-
nent and purpose-built home to con-
tinue to provide for and develop the
finest teaching and training of our
own Defence Force members as well
as officers from around our Asia-
OPEN FOR BUSINESS: From left, Director Military Law Centre GPCAPT Ian Henderson, Head of
Defence Legal Mark Cunliffe, Defence Parliamentary Secretary Dr Mike Kelly MP and Director General
ADF Legal Services AIRCDRE Paul Cronan at the official opening of the Military Law Centre at Victoria
Photos: AB Dove Smithett
NEW HOME: The sign at the
front of the Military Law Centre.
TAKE A BREAK ONLINE: From left, RWRC Secretary Bruce Perry,
RWRC Chairman AIRCDRE Bob Rodgers and RWRC Director FSGT
Julie Higgs launch the new RAAF Holidays website in Canberra.
accommodation and to manage and
promote RWRC-owned recreational
facilities for Air Force members, their
families and other eligible people,"
AIRCDRE Rodgers said.
Those eligible are serving ADF
members, including reservists;
Australian Public Servants work-
ing in Defence; staff of the Defence
Housing Authority, Defence Bank
and Australian Defence Force Credit
Union; Defence contractors; and for-
mer members of the ADF.
Eligible members are encouraged to check
out the website for information on RWRC
holiday facilities, including booking their
next holiday online, at www.raafholidays.
CHECK IT OUT: The new RWRC
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