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Monday, 10 August 2015
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Rafferty's Resort: Operational Command training programme

(Question No. 782)


Mr Conroy asked the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection, in writing, on 12 May 2015:

In respect of the $45,000 tender to Rafferty's Resort for an event (CN3008582),

(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


Mr Dutton: The answer to the honourable member's question is:

(a) The event was a residential live-in Operational Command training programme conducted 4 May to 15 May 2015. This training is provided to ensure that officers can effectively perform the critical role of Group or Operational Commander within the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service. This course provides officers with the skills and knowledge to:

Prepare and plan for their role in operations

Communicate that plan

Conduct an operation at the appropriate level

Conduct post operational activity

(b) The event was attended by 24 officers comprising 16 participants, 5 instructors and 3 developing instructors.

(c) A full itinerary, including meals provided, is at Attachment A

(d) The total of all associated costs was $76,514.88 comprising:

Conference venue hire / accommodation and meals

Airfares and transfer costs

Travel allowance for catered days

Travel allowance for un-catered days

Transport

Additional accommodation

Attachment A - Operational Command Training Itinerary May 2015

Sat 2 May: Instructors and developing Instructors arrive PM.

Sun 3 May: Instructors and developing Instructors reconnaissance, risk assessment and familiarisation of all exercise sites

Time

Mon 4 May 2015

Tues 5 May 2015

Wed 6 May 2015

Thurs 7 May 2015

Fri 8 May 2015

08:30 - 10:30

Morning Session

Morning Session

Morning Session

Morning Session

Morning Session

10:30 - 10:50

Break

Morning Tea Provided

Morning Tea Provided

Break

Break

10:50 - 12:30

Morning Session (continued)

Morning Session (continued)

Morning Session (continued)

Morning Session (continued)

Morning Session (continued)

12:30 - 13:30

Break

Lunch Provided

Lunch Provided

Lunch Provided

Lunch provided

13:30 - 15:00

Afternoon Session

Afternoon Session

Afternoon Session

Afternoon Session

Afternoon Session

15:00 - 15:15

Break

Afternoon Tea Provided

Afternoon Tea Provided

Break

Break

15:15 - 17:00

Afternoon Session (continued)

Afternoon Session (continued)

Afternoon Session (continued)

Afternoon Session (continued)

Afternoon Session (continued)

18:00 - 19:00

Dinner Provided 18:30

Dinner Provided 18:00

Dinner Provided 18:30

Dinner Provided 18:30

Dinner Provided 18:00

19:00 - 21:00

No planned activity

No planned activity

No planned activity

No planned activity

No planned activity

 

Time

Mon 11 May 2015

Tues 12 May 2015

Wed 13 May 2015

Thurs 14 May 2015

Fri 15 May 2015

06:30 - 07:30

 

Breakfast Provided

Breakfast Provided

 

 

08:00 - 09:30

Morning Session

Morning Session

06:30 Start: Morning Session

Morning Session

Morning Session

10:30 - 10:50

Break

Break

Break

Break

Morning Tea Provided

10:50 - 12:30

Morning Session (continued)

Morning Session (continued)

Morning Session (continued)

Morning Session (continued)

Morning Session (continued)

12:30 - 13:30

Lunch Provided

Own Lunch

Own Lunch

Lunch Provided

Working Lunch Provided

13:30 - 15:00

Afternoon Session

Afternoon Session

Afternoon Session

Afternoon Session

Afternoon Session

15:00 - 15:15

Break

Break

Break

Break

Participants Depart NLT 16:00

15:15 - 17:00

Afternoon Session (continued)

Afternoon Session (continued)

Afternoon Session (continued)

Afternoon Session (continued)

Afternoon Session (continued)

8:00 - 19:00

Dinner Provided 18:00

Dinner Provided 18:30

Dinner Provided 18:30

Dinner Provided 18:00

Own Dinner

19:00 - 21:00

Evening Session

No planned activity

No planned activity

No planned activity