Australian Defence Force personnel will be ‘deployed on operations’ in Parliament House this week as part of the annual ADF Parliamentary Exchange Program (ADFPP).
Throughout this year, Federal Parliamentarians have had the opportunity to visit bases and operations.
Options are as diverse as travelling to Afghanistan and flying in jets at RAAF Base Williamtown.
The ADFPP now allows fifteen selected ADF personnel from all ranks to see the daily process of decision-making that Senators and Members of Parliament undertake.
ADF personnel include an Army Reserve Private of eight years currently undertaking a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and a Navy Lieutenant Commander aviator who has been deployed four times to the Middle East Area of Operations.
The group also includes an Air Force Group Captain Navigator who has flown both the F-111 and F/A 18 Hornet aircraft.
“This program allows ADF personnel to gain a valuable insight into both parliamentary and committee processes,” Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator David Feeney said.
“Parliamentarians and ADF personnel live and work in very different, but unique environments. This is a valuable opportunity to gain an appreciation and understanding of these differences,” Senator Feeney said.
Information and imagery of the ADFPP can be obtained from http://adfmedia.smugmug.com/Feeney/feeney-11120762/19100821_ZZF8nd#1486617120_R56m5N9
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