Why is this important?Defence’s security support to the Games is a critical component of the security framework required to deliver a safe and secure environment.
The Defence workforce consists of both permanent ADF and reserves. Reserves will be used for security. They are a cost-effective option for lower level operations. In addition, the use of Reserves improves their skills, which in turn improves retention and recruitment. Local Reserves also have a knowledge of, and relationship with, the local community. Army will also use local Reservists for low-end search and security duties to allow it to focus on high-end security requirements during the Games.