Dear AICAB Members,

I seek your personal support in recommending quality applicants (and encouraging to apply) for the positions 8 x Regional Indigenous Liaison Officer and 4 x Command Indigenous Liaison Officers. Please don't hesitate to contact me (or have interested parties contact me) with any questions. The attachments contain duty statements, selection criteria and selection processes.

To view the signal click HERE.  And to view the selection criteria click HERE.

Applications close 11 May 15, however positions do not commence until Jan 2016. There is ample time before commencement for Standby Reserve members to become active and for those transitioning from ARA to be ready.

Please note that applicants do not need to be Indigenous to apply, but should have an interest in community engagement and stakeholder management.

This message will also be distributed via the RIN, FORCENET, to the APCDs that handle members transitioning to the Reserve and many other distribution lists.

With thanks for your support.

Major Kristy Hudson | OC RILO
Regional Indigenous Liaison Officer Network
Army Personnel Support Centre | Army Headquarters
(02) 6265 2238 | 0423 801 619 | This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. | R8-7-006
PO Box 7909 Canberra BC ACT 2610



 2 February 2015
It is with great sadness that I extend my condolences to the family and friends of Tim McCombe OAM. 
Tim passed away on Saturday, 31 January 2015, at Bowral District Hospital, New South Wales. 
Tim McCombe OAM was a veteran who devoted his time to lending a hand to other veterans and current serving men and women. 
A regular soldier himself, Tim served in the Australian Army from 1964 to 1973 in locations including Malaya, Borneo and Vietnam. During the Vietnam War he served as an infantry soldier from May to August 1967 with the 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment and was severely injured by a mine explosion. 

A national day of commemoration will be held on March 21 2015 to recognise and commemorate the contribution and sacrifice of Australian troops who served in Afghanistan and the Middle East.

It is expected that the 400 Australian military personnel still serving in Afghanistan – in training and support roles – will largely be home by then.

Commemorative activities to mark the end of Operation Slipper will include parades of current and former Australian Defence Force and support personnel.

Australia’s mission in Afghanistan has come at a heavy human cost - 40 Australian soldiers lost their lives and more than 260 personnel were wounded.

My name is Barry Stevens, ex 6RAR. I am currently employed in PNG as a Construction Manager. The company I work for has asked me to find an ex-military workshop manager for our large fleet of plant equipment. We would specifically like to employ an ex SSM or Sgt simply because we need someone with the ability to train/improve the capability of our current national team of fitters as well as get in and get there hands dirty when needed. They must be able to plan ahead and schedule servicing, maintain a parts store and order in more as need be. We would prefer a single man simply because the position will include extended periods in the field living in man camps throughout PNG. This is a full time position (not FIFO). There is a very good salary package that includes 5 weeks paid leave a year and 2 return trips to Australia for leave breaks. Again we are looking for someone who knows there way around heavy machinery, manage a workshop and has the ability to work with and train our National Staff. Anyone interested can contact me on this address. Thanks for your help and I look forward to receiving some CV's soon. Regards and Merry X-Mass. 

Barry Stevens

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