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Personnel newsletter for Defence members and families
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Defence reports, papers and public documents

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Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Program (AACAP)
Fact sheet detailing information related to the Army Aboriginal Community Assistance Program.
Fact Sheet [PDF-51.5 KB] | Fact Sheet HTML

ADF Aviation Maintenance Management Manual (AAP 7001.059) [PDF 5.84MB]

ADF Health Journals

ADF Learning Culture Inquiry Report

Report [PDF-1.25 MB] | Defence Response [PDF-171 KB]

Annual Reports
Defence Annual Reports

Australia and NATO Individual Partnership and Cooperation Program [PDF-2.7 MB]

Australian Military Court (AMC): Annual Report 2008 [PDF-1.00 MB]

Australian Military Court (AMC): Annual Report 2007 [PDF-1.24 MB]

Australian Approach To Warfare [PDF-4.98 MB]
A June 2002 document on the Australian approach to warfare.

Australia United States Treaty On Defense Trade Cooperation [PDF-76.0 KB]
The Australia-United States Treaty on Defense Trade Cooperation was signed by Prime Minister John Howard and President George W Bush on 5 September 2007.
Fact Sheet [PDF-36.5 KB] | Read media release

Australian Defence Force Packaging Standard Def (AUST)1000C Parts 1 to 12, 14 & 15
This standard is the definitive reference for materiel suppliers and describes the principles of packaging as they apply to Defence Materiel.

Australia's National Security: Defence Update 2007
A major review of Australia's National security has been released outlining current threats and challenges facing Australia and the measures the Howard Government is taking to keep Australia secure.

Defence Responses To ASPI Report Recommendations


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Budget
Defence Budget

Defence Budget Audit (Pappas Report) [PDF-9.45 MB]

Response To The Defence Budget Audit [PDF-30.8 KB]

Defence Budget Audit Report
Executive Summary

Base Visits during an election period [PDF 35KB]
The following guidance has been prepared in accordance with the Guidance on Caretaker Conventions June 2013 and in consultation with the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.


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Cadets [PDF 1.25 MB]
Review of the Australian Defence Force Cadets Scheme November 2008.

Capability

Capability Fact Book [PDF-1.67 MB]

Capability Plan 2006 - 2016 [PDF 1MB]

Capability Plan 2009 [PDF 2MB]

Capability Plan 2011

Capability Plan 2012 [PDF 5MB]

Capability Guide 2012 [PDF 1MB]

Defence Capability Development Handbook 2012 [PDF 1.6MB]

Force Extraction Cleaning Manual

Combat Clothing Inquiry [PDF-163 MB]
The Government's response to the Review of Combat Clothing procurement will further improve the process which provides the high standard of clothing and equipment to ADF serving personnel.

Coles Review
The study into the business of sustaining Australia’s Strategic Collins Class Submarine capability.

Collins Class Report
Report to the Minister for Defence on the Collins Class Submarine and Related Matters

Defence Corporate Plan 2012-17 [PDF 2.6MB]

Cosson Report Executive Summary [PDF-348 KB]
Inquiry into the circumstances surrounding the failure to repatriate the body of Private Jacob Kovco to Australia on 25 April 2006.


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DECA 2012-2014
Defence Enterprise Collective Agreement 2012-2014

RAAF Base Amberley - Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM) Notice Report [PDF-7.86 MB]

Defence Accountability Framework

Defence Capability Plan & Guide

Defence Capability Plan 2006 - 2016 [PDF 1MB]

Defence Capability Plan 2009 [PDF 2MB]

Defence Capability Plan 2011

Defence Capability Plan 2012 [PDF 5MB]

Defence Capability Guide 2012 [PDF 1MB]

Defence Grants Listings - 30 July 2014 [XLS-168 KB]
This document provides details of Defence Grants approved since 1 July 2011.

Defence Instruction (General) Admin 08-2 - Use of social media by Defence personnel [PDF-163 KB]

Defence ISR Roadmap 2007-2017 [PDF-1.01 MB]
The Defence Intelligence, Surveillance and Reconnaissance Roadmap 2007-2017 is co-ordinating the development of ISR capability across Defence to ensure ISR is delivering maximum advantage.

Defence Information and Communications Technology Strategy 2009 [PDF-1.46 MB]

Defence Personnel Environment Scan 2025

Defence Priorities 2007-08 [PDF-149 KB]
At the recent Senior Leadership Group meeting, held at Parliament House in Canberra on 21 May 2007, the new Defence Priorities 2007-08 was launched. The document articulates the Secretary and Chief of the Defence Force's joint vision for Defence.

Defence Procurement Review 2003 [PDF-672 KB]
Report on reform to Defence acquisitions processes.

Defence Procurement and Sustainment Review [PDF-2.62 MB] (Mortimer Review 2008)

Defence Strategic Reform Program Delivering Force 2030 [PDF-780 KB]
As part of the 2009 Defence White Paper, the Government committed to fundamental and extensive reform of Defence business to improve accountability, planning and productivity in the organisation.

The Strategic Reform Program – Delivering Force 2030 booklet sets out the details of the Strategic Reform Program and shows how the gross savings of around $20 billion over the ten years to 2019 will be achieved.

This money will be reinvested in Defence to deliver stronger military capabilities, to remediate areas where there has not been enough funding in the past and to modernise the Defence enterprise ‘backbone’, which is essential to support the fighting force.

Diggerworks - Driving innovation and effectiveness in the defence sector [PDF 2MB]

Doctrine
Australian joint doctrine provides the fundamental principles that guide military actions in support of national objectives. Doctrine is a fundamental element of Australian Defence Force (ADF) capability along with personnel, equipment, logistics, information and training. It is authoritative but requires judgment in application.

The Response to the Report of The Defence Procurement and Sustainment Review [PDF 296 KB] (Response to Mortimer Review)

Defence Update 2007 - Protecting Our People, Interests and Values
Report | Read media release

Defence Values [PDF-27.2 KB] + Defence Leadership Framework [PDF-333 KB]

Director of Military Prosecutions - Report for the period 1 January to 31 December 2013 [PDF-2.2MB]

Director of Military Prosecutions - Report for the period 1 January to 31 December 2012 [PDF-3.8MB]


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Enhanced Cruise Ship Access to Garden Island

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Future Submarine Industry Skills Plan (FSISP) - FSISP Document [PDF 14 MB] | DMO FSISP Website

F-111 Deseal Reseal Board Of Inquiry
The F-111 Deseal Reseal Board of Inquiry

File Titles
Indexed List of File Titles held by the Department of Defence Senate Continuing Order (the "Harradine Report")

Force 2020 [PDF-4.42 MB]
Document on Force 2020

Founded In History, Forging Ahead [PDF-330 KB]
This paper examines the Australia - United States security relationship, in particular our alliance under the Australia-New Zealand-United States (ANZUS) Security Treaty of 1951, from the perspective of Australia's defence policy.

Fact Sheets


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Gender in Defence and Security Leadership Conference Proceedings
On 12-13 March 2013, the Department of Defence, in conjunction with the Royal United Services Institute (RUSI) of Australia, held its inaugural Gender in Defence and Security Leadership Conference. Over 250 participants took part in this event, held at the National Convention Centre in Canberra. The Conference explored how gender can build capability within the Defence and Security services, and helped to identify what the barriers to building such capability might be. Australia took the opportunity to benchmark progress against militaries from similar nations, such as the United States of America, the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Canada. Speakers at the conference were both men and women, civilian and military, international and national. The outcomes of the conference included a proactive commitment to making the changes necessary for cultural reform.

Government Response - HMAS Success Inquiry - Report on Parliamentary Privilege - 12 May 2011 [PDF - 12Kb]

Government Response - HMAS Success Inquiry Part II - Dec 2011 [PDF - 53KB]

Government Response - Inquiry into Defence's Requests for Tender for Aviation Contracts - Nov 2011 - [PDF - 105 KB]
     Draft Legal Process and Probity Plan 26 Sep 11 (4) - [PDF - 397KB]


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Hot Issue Briefs

HERON Unmanned Aerial System – Fact sheet [PDF - 16 KB]

The Loss of HMAS Sydney II Final Report


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Inquiry conducted by the IGADF Concerning Allegations of Inappropriate and Unprofessional Conduct by Australian Defence Force Investigators in The Middle East Area of Operations [PDF 442 KB]

Defence Information Management Strategic Policy [PDF - 200 KB]

Independent Review on the Health of The Reformed Military Justice System
Sir Laurence Street and Air Marshal Les Fisher (Rtd) reviewed the reformed military justice system following implementation of the 2005 Senate Committee Report into the Effectiveness of Australia's Military Justice System.
Report [PDF - 3.27 MB] | Defence Response [PDF - 1.83 MB]

Indigenous Affairs
Army Indigenous Supplement [PDF 2 MB] | Defence Indigenous Handbook [PDF 3 MB]

Industry Strategic Policy Statement
Defence and Industry Strategic Policy Statement

Investigative Capability
Report of an audit of the ADF investigative capability from July 2006.
Report [PDF-0.98 MB] | Defence Response [PDF-1.46 KB]


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Joint Operations for The 21st Century [PDF-1.91 MB]
This document articulates CDF's vision of how we will fight in the future and is aimed at Defence personnel of all levels.


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KPMG Independent Audit: Re: the implementation of the DFRT determinations for Special Forces pay [PDF-558 KB]

Management of Kangaroo-Related Environmental and Animal Welfare Issues: Expert Panel Assessment - August 2007 [PDF-698 KB]


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Lewincamp Review
Review of the Policy Framework For Clothing Procurement


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Defence Procurement and Sustainment Review [PDF-2.62 MB] (Mortimer Review 2008)


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2009 NCW Roadmap [PDF-2.84 MB]
Network Centric Warfare (NCW) is one of the key enabling concepts that underpin the Australian Defence Force's (ADF) Future Joint Operations Concept.


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Operations in the Middle East In 2003 [PDF-1.92 MB]
A review of Australia's contribution to US-led coalition operations in Iraq. It follows the progress of the war, focusing on the part played by the ADF and identifies the key lessons learned during three operations in the Middle East.


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Pay and Conditions Manual (ADF)
Australian Defence Force Pay & Conditions Manual

Private Jeremy Williams [PDF-41.6 KB]
Report into the death of Private Jeremy Williams

Point Nepean Community Trust [PDF-2.29 MB]
Deed of Settlement of Point Nepean Community Trust

Plan to Reform Support Ship Repair and Management Practices (Rizzo Review)


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RAAF Base Williamtown Australian Noise Exposure Forecast (ANEF)
ANEF Maps Fact Sheet

2 Halloran Way/156 Richardson Road, Raymond Terrace
ANEF map - 2 Halloran Way | Fast Jet Arrival Patterns | Fast Jet Departure Patterns


Re-thinking systems of inquiry, investigation, review and audit in Defence
Stage A Report [PDF 369 KB] | Annex A [PDF 310 KB] | Annex B [PDF 656 KB] | Annex C [PDF 1 MB]
On 8 November 2011, the then Secretary of Defence (Mr Duncan Lewis) and the Chief of the Defence Force (General David Hurley) commissioned Mr Mark Cunliffe (Head Defence Legal), Mr Geoffrey Brown (Chief Audit Executive) and Major General Gerard Fogarty (Head People Capability) to conduct a review of all investigation, inquiry, review and audit systems, processes and structures across Defence.
The Stage A report was provided to the Secretary and the Chief of the Defence Force in August 2012.
The Stage B report is due to be delivered to the Secretary and the Chief of the Defence Force in February 2013.

Report into the Care of ADF Personnel Wounded and Injured on Operations [PDF 84KB]

Support for Injured or Ill Project(SIIP)-Current Review of practices

Removal of Gender Restrictions from ADF Combat Roles - Implementation Plan

Review of the Reporting of Defects with ADF Personal Equipment and Combat Clothing

Review Of The Policy Framework For Clothing Procurement

Summary of Government response to recommendations of Clothing and Personal Equipment Reviews

Report on the Findings of The Investigation of Media Allegations That Defence Staff Investigated The Minister For Defence and Related Matters [PDF-102 KB]

Report of Inquiry into The Loss Of Access By Dili Users to an Intelligence Database in December 1999 [PDF-1.14 MB]
On 20 December 1999 several ADF intelligence officers attached to the INTERFET force in Dili, East Timor, lost access to a particular intelligence database hosted by the Defence Intelligence Organisation (DIO). That remained the case until the evening of 21 December 1999.


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Navy's Response to the Submarine Workforce Sustainability Review [PDF-9.15 MB]

Senate Order on Use of Commercial-In-Confidence in Government Contracts
Information relating to the use of commercial-in-confidence in Government contracts.

Senate Order on Vacancies, Appointments and Grants, 28-9-10 to 31-1-11 [PDF-64.0 KB]

SHOAMP
Study of Health Outcomes in Aircraft Maintenance Personnel (SHOAMP).

Strategic Basis
A History of Australian Strategic Policy Since 1945

The Strategy Framework 2010 [PDF-1.63 MB]

Defence Strategic Reform Program Delivering Force 2030 [PDF-780 KB]
As part of the 2009 Defence White Paper, the Government committed to fundamental and extensive reform of Defence business to improve accountability, planning and productivity in the organisation.

The Strategic Reform Program – Delivering Force 2030 booklet sets out the details of the Strategic Reform Program and shows how the gross savings of around $20 billion over the ten years to 2019 will be achieved.

This money will be reinvested in Defence to deliver stronger military capabilities, to remediate areas where there has not been enough funding in the past and to modernise the Defence enterprise ‘backbone’, which is essential to support the fighting force.

Supporting ADF Peacekeepers and Their Families: The Case of East Timor [PDF-8.33 KB]
A special report about how ADF personnel and their families perceived support during deployment to East Timor as seen through the eyes of personnel who deployed and their partners who remained in Australia.

Special Forces Trade Competency Remediation
Chief of Army Directive 06/2009:  Special Forces trade competency remediation.

Support to Wounded, Injured or Ill Program (SWIIP) - Memorandum of Understanding [PDF 370 KB]
Schedule 16 to Defence DVA Memorandum of Understanding - Support Continuum [PDF 3 MB]
Caring for our people,now and into the future [PDF 697 KB]
Under the Support for Wounded, Injured or Ill Program (SWIIP), Defence and Veterans’ Affairs work together to deliver consistent care and support to all wounded, injured or ill members during their service and after transition from the ADF.
Recognising that responsibility for the delivery of the necessary care and support is shared, Defence and Veterans’ Affairs signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on 5 February 2013 that sets out the principles and provisions for the Cooperative Delivery of Care and support to Eligible Persons. This MOU also sets out new governance arrangements designed to ensure the provision of care and support remains best practice.


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Defence Test and Evaluation Roadmap 2008 [PDF-9.34 MB]
Test and Evaluation (T&E) is one of the key enabling activities that underpin the ADF’s capability development process to realise CDF’s vision for a balanced, networked and deployable force. Defence’s T&E approach will ensure that the capabilities that are fielded are tested and evaluated and are suitable for ADF operations.

TRITIUM-BASED LIGHT SOURCES
Review of Defence policy and procedures for management of equipment containing tritium-based light sources
Report [53.5 KB] | Read media release

Tracey Report [PDF-1.00 MB]
Colonel Tracey's report in Redress of Grievance for Lieutenant Colonel Lance Collins


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United States Marine Corps - Economic impact of the rotation of 1,100 US Marines and associated equipment in Northern Australia - Report for the Defence, 10 April 2013 [PDF-558KB]

United States Marine Corps - Social Impact of rotations of up to 1,100 US Marines and associated equipment in Northern Australia - Report for the Defence, 10 April 2013 [PDF-1.55MB]


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Whalan Review
Review of the Reporting of Defects with ADF Personal Equipment and Combat Clothing

White Paper 2009

White Paper 2000 [PDF-5.51 MB]
White Paper - Defence 2000 - Our Future Defence Force (PDF)

Winning In Peace, Winning In War [PDF-1.36 MB]
This booklet covers the range of current ADF operations from the war against terrorism, border protection, southern ocean fisheries patrols and nation-building in our region to domestic security and indigenous support.

Workplace Remuneration Arrangement
The ADF Workplace Remuneration Arrangement is the means by which ADF members receive across-the-board pay rises over a specified period (usually 2 - 3 years) in return for improvements in productivity and efficiency.


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