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A MUSICAL VOYAGE - Royal Australian Navy

A MUSICAL VOYAGE - Royal Australian Navy

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- 70 – HURT STATEMENT— RAN BAND FUNDED RESERVE COMMITMENT (FRC) MUSN/OUT/2010/055 COMSPT Through: CSO EST HURT STATEMENT—RAN BAND FUNDED RESERVE COMMITMENT (FRC) Introduction 1. Mission. The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) Band is a prestigious unit of the Australian Defence Force (ADF). Its mission is to promote the Royal Australian Navy as a Navy renowned for excellence in service to the nation. 1 This is achieved by delivering high quality musical, ceremonial and public relations services to a wide range of Navy activities ashore, afloat and on the international stage. The band’s strengths are its people, its depth of individual and organisational expertise, its ability to provide a highly capable and flexible level of service, and its record of service to Navy and to the Nation. 2. Structure. The band is structured around a Directorate of Music with two components comprising seven detachments. The permanent component has two full-time detachments and the reserve component has five part-time detachments. The full-time detachments are located in Sydney and Melbourne and the part-time detachments are located in Brisbane, Sydney, Hobart, Adelaide and Perth. 3. Capability. The permanent component maintains a set of versatile music capabilities specialising in the delivery of ceremonial music, traditional and contemporary wind music, and popular music products. Key capabilities are its ceremonial ensembles, wind orchestra and concert band. The permanent component maintains a Sea Deployment Group to provide support to international sea deployments. The reserve component, known as the Scrap Iron Flotilla, delivers ceremonial and popular music products and maintains a strong metropolitan focus. Key capabilities are its parade bands, popular music ensembles and small wind ensembles. This multiple segmentation strategy is enhanced by a marketing mix that includes benchmark activities, sea and operational deployments, and a range of capabilities within each detachment. 4. Output. The band reaches many thousands of people across the nation each year and thereby promotes Navy’s image throughout the wider community. The Reserve Component completes more than 225 tasks each year engaging with an estimated direct audience 2 of 180,000 people across the nation. 5. FRC positions. Currently, the Reserve Component has 34 FRC positions shared by 126 reserve musicians distributed throughout the five part-time detachments. For FY 09/10, 4,984 days were allocated with a full salary cost of $849,968. Navy’s Strategic Plan 2009/2010 6. Chief of Navy, Vice Admiral Crane, states in The Navy Strategic Plan 2009-2010 that Navy must ensure that its workforce distribution meets its long-term sustainability needs as well as its short-term priorities. 3 He goes on to state that the most fundamental contributor to Navy’s success is its own sense of worth and self esteem, and that these are gained, in a large part, through Navy’s positive reputation, and that Navy’s reputation can be impacted by factors such as its visibility among the Australian public’. 4 1 This aligns with Navy’s vision and Chief of Navy’s Strategic Intent as given in The Navy Strategic Plan 2009 - 2010. 2 Direct audiences are where members of the band engage directly with members of the public and take the opportunity to personally delivery Navy’s key messages; as opposed to playing to a passing crowd or for a street parade or for a short media hit on television. 3 The Navy Strategic Plan 2009-2010, July 2009, para 19 4 ibid, para 15 Royal Australian Navy Band: A Musical Voyage

- 71 – 7. The Navy Strategic Plan 2009-2010 prescribes as one of its key outputs building partnerships with Government, the Australian public and the other Defence elements who contribute to the Navy mission. These relationships provide assurance of the enduring and effective support of Navy’s activities. Externally, to contribute to this, a positive reputation for Navy needs to be maintained. 5 RAN Band’s bid for FRC days 8. The Navy Reserve Whole-of-Capability Workforce Review (NR WOCWR) was established to support the challenges of Chief of Navy’s intent outlined in The Navy Strategic Plan 2009-2010. The aim of the review was to align the Navy Reserve construct to prioritise capability outputs in accordance with The Navy Strategic Plan 2009-2010 and to ensure a sustainable workforce to meet future capability requirements. 6 9. It is worth noting that prior to the NR WOCWR the band instigated it’s own measures to establish Reserve Support Element’s in the Sydney and Melbourne detachments using days allocated to positions in the New South Wales detachment. This intent was to enable a more effective disposition of reserve musician resources, achieving two fully integrated detachments without disestablishing any reserve positions. This objective was to enable the band to deliver a more effective and flexible level of musical service to Navy; including to its ongoing support to Sea Deployments. 10. As part of the consultation phase of the NR WOCWR, Position Managers were given the opportunity to provide input—specifically how each individual position contributed to capability output. The band’s bid (shown at Annex A) revised downwards its 34 current shared positions to 32 shared positions with a small increase from 4,984 to 5,003 days. The bid equated to a modest average allocation of 40 days for each of the 126 reserve musicians, and was forwarded ranked as Priority 5 using the given Personnel Prioritisation guidelines. All but one of the 32 positions were aligned to Part 1 of the Strategic Map, 7 and all but six were marked by the capability manager as essential to capability. 11. The NR WOCWR assessed each position based on Chief of Navy’s priorities, capability output in accordance with The Navy Strategic Plan 2009-2010, and the Position Manager's priorities. 8 Allocation of FRC days 12. The outcome of the first phase of the NR WOCWR delivered a reduction of the band’s 32 essential positions to seven (shown at Annex B), and is a meagre 760 days with a full salary cost of $140,640—this equates to six days for each of the band’s 126 reserve musicians and represents an 84% cut compared against current levels. 9 13. The detailed analysis of the NR WOCWR has not been made available to all stakeholders, and there has been no explanation as to how the cutbacks were determined other than being based on Chief of Navy priorities, capability output, and the Position Manager's priorities. Nor is it apparent how the distribution of the 760 days was determined. For example, why were all of the positions in the New South Wales detachment disestablished, and why was the Tasmanian detachment allocated twice as many days as the Queensland and South Australian detachments when the Queensland and South Australian detachments each have twice as many musicians and maintain stronger capability and significantly higher levels of output when compare to the Tasmanian detachment? Furthermore, why was the Western Australian detachment allocated three times as many days as the Queensland and South Australian detachments when all three detachments are similar in size and maintain the same capability and levels of output? 5 ibid, para 31 6 AUSNAVSTRATCOM ZNR 162109Z NOV 09 – Navy Reserve Capability Review 7 ibid, Annex A 8 Naval Reserve Whole-of-Capability Workforce Review - Phase I – Update, p.1, para7 9 4,984 days were allocated to the band’s FRC positions for FY 09/10 compared to the forecast 760 days in future years. Royal Australian Navy Band: A Musical Voyage

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