Admiral Chris Barrie, Chief of the Defence Force, retired in July 2002 and
was replaced by General Peter Cosgrove, formerly Chief of Army.
Mr Richard Smith took up the position of the Secretary of the Department
of Defence in November 2002. Dr Allan Hawke vacated the position of Secretary
in October 2002.
Lieutenant General Des Mueller, Vice Chief of the Defence Force, retired
in July 2002 and was replaced by Vice Admiral Russ Shalders, formerly Head
Defence Personnel Executive. Rear Admiral Brian Adams, formerly Deputy Chief
of Navy, took up the position of Head Defence Personnel Executive in August
Vice Admiral David Shackleton, Chief of Navy, retired in July 2002 and was
replaced by Vice Admiral Chris Ritchie who vacated the position of Commander
Australian Theatre. Rear Admiral Mark Bonser became the new Commander Australian
Theatre in late June 2002.
In July 2002, Dr Richard Brabin-Smith vacated the position of Deputy Secretary
Strategic Policy, to head the Annual Strategic Review. Dr Brabin-Smith retired
from Defence in January 2003.
The position of Deputy Secretary Strategic Policy was filled in July 2002
by Mr Shane Carmody, who transferred from Deputy Secretary Corporate Services.
Mr Alan Henderson took up the position of Deputy Secretary Corporate Services
in July 2002.
Mr Ron Bonighton was promoted from Director Defence Signals Directorate to
Deputy Secretary Intelligence and Security in August 2002.
Mr Geoff Earley was appointed as the Inspector-General of the ADF in January
2003. This appointment implements one of the principal recommendations arising
from the report of the Military Justice Audit.
for Period in Office
Remuneration for key Defence Executives included in Table
1.16 below includes salary, superannuation, redundancy payments (if any),
accrued leave, car parking, vehicle expenses and fringe benefit tax. In addition,
for the ADF it includes the value of health and housing assistance.
Table 1.16: Senior Executive Remuneration 2002-03
|Position and Name
|Mr Richard Smith (from 18 November 2002)
||200,000 to 209,999
|Dr Allan Hawke (until 10 November 2002)(1)
||240,000 to 249,999
|Chief of the Defence Force
|General Peter Cosgrove (from 3 July 2002)
||400,000 to 409,999
|Admiral Chris Barrie (to 3 July 2002)
||10,000 to 19,999
|Under Secretary Defence Materiel
|Mr Mick Roche
||390,000 to 399,999
|Vice Chief of the Defence Force
|Vice Admiral Russ Shalders (from 16 July 2002)
||360,000 to 369,999
|Lieutenant General Des Muller (to 15 July 2002)
||90,000 to 99,999
|Chief of Navy
|Vice Admiral Chris Ritchie (from 3 July 2002)
||370,000 to 379,999
|Vice Admiral David Shackleton (to 2 July 2002)
||10,000 to 19,999
|Chief of Army
|Lieutenant General Peter Leahy
||280,000 to 289,999
|Chief of Air Force
|Air Marshal Angus Houston
||260,000 to 269,000
- Dr Allan Hawke continued to receive remuneration
from Defence while working at the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Commission (ATSIC). It is understood that the Commission will reimburse
Defence in 2003-04.
Study of Parliamentary
Defence is committed to ensuring that Senior Executive Service and star ranking
officers attend parliamentary principles and process training. Training was
conducted during 2002-03 by the Department of the Senate through its seminar
- Parliament, Privilege and Accountability. A videotape was produced
of one of these sessions, and circulated to members of the target group who
were unable to attend the seminar in person, due to their location or to other
commitments. Through these means, a further 52 Senior Executive Service and
military-equivalent officers participated in the seminar during 2002-03.
As at 30 June 2003, almost all officers in the target group have undertaken
the seminar, the exceptions generally being those who have been recently appointed.
Arrangements are currently under development to incorporate the seminar into
the induction process for new appointees.