Inspections may be initiated by the Tribunal or the parties when it is considered that a practical review of work performed by ADF members will be critical to the Tribunal’s understanding of a particular matter. Inspections are most beneficial in assisting the Tribunal to reach decisions because they allow Tribunal members to witness firsthand, albeit in a limited way, the working and living conditions of ADF members across a range of employment categories and localities. The ADF and Commonwealth parties, as well as the Secretariat Advisor, normally accompany the Tribunal on inspections..
Matter 3 of 2019 - ADF Joint Cyberspace Warfare
The Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal conducted an inspection in conjunction with Matter 3 of 2019 - Joint Cyberspace Warfare employment categories on the morning of 11 July 2019 at the Joint Cyber Unit within the Australian Cyber Security Centre in Canberra, ACT.
The inspection provided the Tribunal with the opportunity to gain an understanding of the capability, challenges and roles of the ADF cyberspace warfare workforce. The Tribunal were presented with the design of the conceptual framework for operations in the cyberspace domain. They were also advised on the outline of the workforce functions and the particular skill sets required of a joint cyber capability including the specific doctrine, operation tasking, terminology and technical training.
The Tribunal Members also had the opportunity to meet with cyberspace operators and were shown a demonstration of the type of work conducted by the ADF cyberspace workforce.