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Monday, 10 August 2015
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Defence Legal Joint Legal Issues Workshop 2015

(Question No. 765)


Mr Conroy asked the Minister for Defence, in writing on 12 May 2015:

In respect of the $128,594.00 tender to the Fairmont Resort for an event (CN2956102): (a) what is the event, (b) how many people will attend, (c) what is the full itinerary, including social events and meals, and (d) what is the total cost of all associated activities.


Mr Andrews: The answer to the honourable member's question is as follows:

(a) The tender to the Fairmont Resort (CN2956102) was for the Defence Legal Joint Legal Issues Workshop (JLIW) 2015.

(b) The JLIW was attended by 266 Defence Legal members and two overseas representatives.

(c) The program for the JLIW was as follows:

Monday 27 April 2015

1330-1410 Welcome and Overview, Head Defence Legal

1410-1450 What we look like and What we do! - Director General Australian Defence Force Legal Service

1450-1550 Incoming Chief of Army and former Commander Joint Agency Taskforce

1550-1620 Afternoon Tea

1620-1700 Refining our Legal Capability: Moving on from here - National Practice Manager

1700-1800 Associate Secretary, Department of Defence

1740-1900 Free time

1900 Welcome BBQ

Tuesday 28 April 2015

0630-0800 Breakfast

0830-0950 Operations and Security Law Panel Discussion

Director Operations and Security Law

Director Legal / J06, Headquarters Joint Operations Command

Legal Officer 81 Wing, RAAF Base Williamtown

0950-1030 The Application of International Law in the Antarctic Environment -Director of Defence Legal Services and Director of Military Prosecutions, New Zealand Defence Force

1030-1100 Morning Tea

1100-1220 Administrative Law Session -Director Military Law Centre

Lawyer General Counsel Branch

Lawyer General Counsel Branch

1220-1320 Lunch

1320-1410 Reserve Review

Principal Reserve Panel Leader - Army

Former Air Force Reserve Head of Panel Southern Queensland

1410-1520 Single Service, Civilian Lawyers, Paralegal and Support breakout sessions

1520-1540 Afternoon Tea

1540-1630 Single Service, Civilian Lawyers, Paralegal and Support breakout sessions (cont)

1630-1710 Mental Health in the Legal Profession - Judge, Federal Court of Australia

1830-2330 Formal Dinner - including Award presentation and formal dinner

Wednesday 29 April 2015

0630-0800 Breakfast

0830-0930 Legal Ethics -Professor of Management at Melbourne Business School, Melbourne University, Director of the Centre for Ethical Leadership

0930-1040 Military Discipline Law Panel

Director Military Discipline Law

Director Military Justice Performance Review, IGADF.

Legal Officer, HQ 96 Wing, RAAF Base Amberley

1040-1100 Morning Tea

1100-1210 Contracting and procurement

Operational contracting support: Chief of Contingency Contracting. Office of the Staff Judge Advocate, HQ Pacific Air Force, USAF

The Australian perspective: SO1 Legal Commercial, Joint Logistics Command

Concluding comments: Defence General Counsel

1210-1240 Service Delivery Reform - National Practice Manager

1240-1300 Closure - Head Defence Legal

1310 Lunch and Depart

(d) The total approved commitment for the JLIW was $280,612.00. This included all travel, allowances (where paid) and transport to and from the venue, including the use of service transport by bus for Canberra-based attendees.