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HOW TO ORDER THE UNIFORM
Member obtains a completed PM101 confirma-
tion of pregnancy form from the local medical
Member presents the form to the local clothing
store and completes the request for disruptive
pattern maternity uniform documentation, availa-
ble from clothing stores or http://intranet.defence.
The clothing store passes the request documen-
tation to DMO, which arranges for the contractor
to manufacture the uniform and have two sets
sent to the member's clothing store.
The clothing store contacts the member once the
garments have arrived.
The process should take six to eight weeks.
Williams, Point Cook.
May 10: The 2012
RAAF Air Power
May 19-20: The 2012
Defence Force Air
Show, RAAF Base
May 4, 2012
THE Directorate of Base
Accountabilities (DBA) has released
two new brochures outlining the
roles and responsibilities of senior
Australian Defence officers and base
The brochures are part of a key
DBA directive to design and deliver
training on these roles and the role of
the Head Resident Unit.
Base and Customer Support
Services Director General BRIG Peter
Short said effective leadership, com-
munication and relationships were the
characteristics of a functional base.
"The changes free up formation and
unit commanders to concentrate more
time and energy on managing capabil-
ity," he said.
Since 2008, DBA has been respon-
sible for the policy development
and implementation of clear lines of
accountability for Defence base man-
At each base the base support man-
ager is responsible for services and
works with the appointed senior officer
to coordinate base-wide emergency
management, security and workplace
health and safety plans.
The support manager works with
the customers to build constructive
relationships and processes to improve
service delivery and capability support
at a base.
The brochures contain informa-
tion on key principles governing the
relationship between Defence Support
Group and resident units, the roles and
responsibilities of the base support
manager and senior Australian Defence
officer and contact details for relevant
resources and personnel.
The brochures can be accessed on the Base
Accountabilities website at http://intranet.
TRIALS for the new Defence
Disruptive Pattern Maternity Uniform
have been extended to allow expectant
mothers to have continued access to
the cams during pregnancy.
The uniforms are available to
women for situations when cams are
the authorised dress of the day, allow-
ing expectant mothers a wider choice
of clothing rather than being limited to
CAF AIRMSHL Geoff Brown said
he believed the maternity uniform
would assist with options for work-
"I am committed to ensuring that
Air Force continues to develop inno-
vative strategies to confirm our place
as an employer of choice," he said.
"I believe in a fair and equitable
workplace, and our future success as
an Air Force depends on it.
"We need to 'future-proof' Air
Force with targeted programs that
retain the very best, regardless of their
Trial participants indicated that the
uniform was a comfortable alternative
to the Service Dress maternity dress
and allowed members in the work-
force to continue feeling part of the
team during their pregnancy.
One of the participants in the trial,
CPL Natalie Webber, of RAAF
Williams Laverton, said
maternity uniform was
"I work in a tri-ser-
vice environment where
DPCUs are the dress
of the day, so wear-
ing maternity DPCUs
llowed me to fit in with
peers," CPL Webber,
has recently returned
aternity leave, said.
uniform also came in
en having to carry out
the warehouse as I
o be concerned about get-
The uniform trial provides two
sets of maternity shirts and trousers to
The trial will continue to bridge the gap
through to the establishment of a long-
term contract, due early next year. To
provide feedback on the trial or for more
information, contact WO2 Brenda Rozitis
on (02) 6265 5736.
Trials extended for
didn't have t
ting my blue
ROOM TO EXPAND:
WOFF Leah Burns,
of DP-AF, displays
the new Disruptive
Uniform that she wore
as part of the trial.
Photos: FSGT John Carroll
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