Senator The Hon. David Feeney MP
Parliamentary Secretary for Defence
Senator David Feeney, the Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, will travel to the Solomon Islands to participate in Exercise Boss Lift (7-10 March).
Senator Feeney and the employers, primarily from South Australia and Tasmania, will see Reservists deployed on Operation ANODE, Australia’s contribution to the Regional Assistance Mission to Solomon Islands (RAMSI).
“Our Reservists are making a significant contribution to the stability and security of the Solomon Islands,” said Senator Feeney.
“We are extremely proud of their efforts and I also acknowledge and thank their employers for supporting their Reservists.
“Exercise Boss Lift will give these employers a genuine opportunity to see how Reservists’ training builds confidence, problem-solving skills, leadership ability and other attributes that are highly valuable in the workplace.
“I look forward to my first Boss Lift and encourage all Australian employers to support ADF Reserves.”
Exercise Boss Lift is a Defence program, coordinated by Cadet Reserve and Employer Support Division, which provides employers of Reservists with first-hand experience of the work that their civilian employees undertake when rendering Defence service.
For more information visit www.defence.gov.au/reserves or call 1800 803 485.
Media Contacts: Lorna Clarke Senator Feeney’s Office 0408 345 730 and Deanna Nott CRESD Director of Communication 0438 013 548.
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