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Defence Personnel Executive


The Group's total spend for 2004-05 was $549.2m, consisting of $1.2m capital budget and $548.0m operating budget (of which $210.0m was managed on behalf of the portfolio).

As at 30 June 2005, the Defence Personnel Executive included 1,976 military personnel and 1,294 Australian Public Service staff 1.

Key Achievements for 2004-2005

During 2004-05, the Defence Personnel Executive:

  • developed the Defence Workforce Plan 2005-15, which provides senior Defence decision makers with an annual high-level summary of the pressures facing the workforce over the coming decade;
  • developed the Defence People Plan 2005-15, which sets out strategies to address workforce issues identified through the Defence Workforce Plan, in particular retention and recruitment;
  • reformed the way in which ADF personnel access, understand, and apply their conditions of service, including the release of a revised ADF Pay and Conditions Manual;
  • completed the Defence Attitude Survey 2004, which measured Defence's organisational climate, including supervisor leadership, Service life and career intentions;
  • continued implementation of the Defence Occupational Health and Safety Strategic Plan 2004-06;
  • completed a review into Defence Health Services and consequently established a new two-star permanent Head Defence Health Service, in line with the Government's election commitment, supported by a Reserve two-star Surgeon-General;
  • completed a joint review, with the Ombudsman, into the ADF Redress of Grievance System;
  • continued to implement e-learning across Defence, providing more than 30 online courses with over 80,000 enrolments. Defence was recognised in June 2005 for its implementation of eLearning, receiving the International Computerworld 21st Century Achievement Award for innovative use of information technology;
  • negotiated a new contract for the provision of childcare services for Defence staff, which significantly improves access to childcare at Defence locations across Australia;
  • issued over 50,000 medals to serving and ex-serving members and assessed the eligibility of some 5,000 ex-serving members for the Pinjat Jasa Malaysia Commemorative Medal; and
  • arranged several concert tours for ADF members deployed to East Timor, the Middle East Area of Operations and the Solomon Islands.

Performance against the implementation of the People Matter Priorities, for which the Defence Personnel Executive is primarily responsible, can be found in Chapter Three - People.

  1. Further information on Defence's people can be found in Chapter Three - People. [ back ]
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