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Review of the Reporting of Defects (RODUMs) with Australian Defence Force (ADF) Personal Equipment and Combat Clothing

A review of the policies and procedures for reporting defects with Australian Defence Force personal equipment and combat clothing is underway. The Review Panel will focus on the effectiveness and efficiency of the current Report on Defective or Unsatisfactory Materiel (RODUM) regime. The Review Panel will assess the ease of use and responsiveness of the current reporting system, feedback arrangements following defect reports and will provide recommendations for improvement.

The review is being conducted by an independent external reviewer, Mr Jeff Whalan. He will be assisted by Mr Lee Walton.

The Review Panel welcomes submissions from interested parties. The submissions must be less than 10,000 words, in Microsoft Word or PDF format and in accordance with the Terms of Reference. Submissions should be sent to:

Email Address rodum.review@defence.gov.au
Postal Address RODUM Review Submissions
Secretariat
R1-GF-C044
Russell Offices
Department of Defence
CANBERRA ACT 2600

The closing date for submissions is 9th August 2010.