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Department of Defence
NAVY WILL CONTINUE TO MEET OPERATIONAL REQUIREMENTS DURING STAND DOWN
The Deputy Chief of Navy, Rear Admiral Davyd Thomas, RAN, provided reassurance that the Christmas stand down period, an initiative which falls under the auspices of Chief of Navy's "New Generation Navy" program, will not have any adverse impact on national security.
"The stand down will not impact operations and is to ensure that our people who are not required on operations are able to take a meaningful period of time off and spend time with their families. This is about nurturing our people and working smarter not harder."
"Navy has a responsibility to both our country
and our people. Operational requirements will still be met and
500 Navy personnel will remain on active duty over the Christmas period. HMAS Parramatta and the team in Task Force 158 in the Persian Gulf will continue their activities as well as other Navy personnel deployed with Australian Defence Force elements throughout the Middle East Area of Operations. Operation Resolute will continue, with Royal Australian Navy ships conducting border protection duties.
In addition, an operational response vessel on the
East and West coasts of
New Generation Navy (NGN) is a Chief of Navy initiative, that aims to make Navy an employer of choice, thereby improving retention and recruitment. The NGN program will do this through cultural reform, a leadership and values program and structural reform.
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