Visit – Army Recruit Training Centre, Kapooka 23 June 2016
On the afternoon of 23 June 2016 the Tribunal visited the Army Recruit Training Centre (ARTC) at Kapooka to provide an introduction for new Tribunal members to an ADF training environment. At ARTC the Tribunal met the staff of 1st Recruit Training Battalion (1RTB) and a number of recruits at differing stages of their 12 week initial training course. The Tribunal had the opportunity to engage with recruits at different stages in their training during the visit and observed training activities including first aid training, live fire weapons training and field exercises. The Tribunal viewed drill training for the 'March Out' graduation parade to be held the next day.
Above: The Tribunal President, Ingrid Asbury, meets with recruits taking a break during live fire range training at Kapooka.
This visit also allowed the Tribunal to meet with the Recruit Instructors at 1RTB who had been the subject of allowances determined in Matter 2 of 2015 –1st Recruit Training Battalion – Recruit Instructors. The visit enabled the Tribunal to understand the impact of these allowances in the operating environment following their introduction in March 2016.