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May 23, 2013
Permanent & Reserve members -- Help the ADF and Yourself!
• CSD reporting now extended to all uniformed members - permanent
and reserve. (CDF Directive 18/2012 provides policy guidance re use
• Use the relevant webform via your Orderly Room/Corporate Service
Centres to record or update your CSD.
• The new aspect of CSD is that 'self- claimed’ skills and experience can
be recorded (ie not only formal qualifications) so your hobbies/skills
or language skills can now be included (if potentially of use to the
ADF eg carpentry).
• CSD includes:
- Self-claimed skills (a wide range of skills are listed from which
- Self-claimed language skills (languages acquired without
- Professional Registrations and Licences
- Membership of Professional Organisations
- Civil Education Qualifications
- Civilian Employment Details/History (reservists and regulars)
• Keep your Personal Data, CSD and contact data on PMKeyS
up to date!
Skills in Defence
For more information: go to DGRES-AF website, CSD section.
For questions or help: email the CSD helpline (include your PMKeyS number): ADO.CivilSkillsData@defence.gov.au
The purpose of Civil Skills Data (CSD) is to improve visibility of the full range of member skills and experience, so as to increase
opportunities for both the ADF and the individual.
THE purchase of 12 new Growler air-
craft, weapons and support systems
was confirmed in the Federal Budget
on May 14.
The government has allocated $200
million in the 2014-15 financial year
towards the acquisition.
The total value of the Growler pur-
chases will be $2.7 billion.
Funding was identified to con-
tinue the acquisition and delivery of
new capabilities, including the P-8A
Poseidon maritime surveillance air-
craft, Spartan C-27J battlefield airlift-
ers and 2150 new G-Wagon vehicles.
To support the introduction of new
capabilities over the coming decade,
the full-time ADF workforce will aim
to grow from about 56,700 to more
than 58,000 members.
The government has provided
$113.1 billion in funding for Defence
over the next four years, which is
around $10 billion more than allocated
in the previous budget. This will be
provided over the forward estimates
with the Defence annual budget now
set to grow from $25.3 billion in 2013-
14 to $30.7 billion in 2016-17.
The government has also provid-
ed Defence with funding guidance of
around $220 billion over the subse-
quent six years from 2017-18 to 2022-
23. Defence Minister Stephen Smith
said the increase would ensure Defence
was able to continue to operate effec-
tively across all areas of its portfolio.
"The government remains commit-
ted to a Defence budget which ensures
the ADF can meet the government's
operational, force posture and prepar-
edness requirements and deliver the
core ADF capabilities the government
requires to protect Australia's national
security interests," Mr Smith said.
The Defence funding model would
be based on the four-year Forward
Estimates Budget cycle, Mr Smith said.
This was determined on an annual
basis taking into account current strate-
gic, economic and fiscal circumstances
and additional six-year general guid-
ance for Defence planning purposes.
Mr Smith said this aligned Defence
funding with the Commonwealth's
broader budget process, which pro-
vided certainty for planning purposes
in the short-term.
"And it is consistent with the his-
torical management of the Defence
budget and the inherent difficulty in
forecasting fiscal circumstances in the
ADF BIG TICKET ITEMS
Defence will continue to progress a number
of ADF projects in 2013-14, including:
Acquisition of the Growler Airborne
Electronic Attack capability
Progressing the acquisition of C-27J
Acquisition of 2700 medium and heavy
trucks for Army as well as continuing
delivery of 2150 G-Wagon vehicles
Continuing upgrades of the Anzac Frigates
with advanced radars
Continuing upgrades to Collins Class
Preparing for the delivery of MH-60R
Seahawk maritime combat helicopters
Continuing with the acceptance into
service of Tiger Armed Reconnaissance
Helicopters and MRH-90 battlefield heli-
Continuing construction of the Air
Commencing acceptance into service of
the first Landing Helicopter Dock
STILL COMING: Funding was confirmed in the budget for the
Growler, top, P-8A Poseidon, above, and C-27J Spartan, below.
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