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18.1.3 CO permission to play civilian sport must conform with DI(G) guidelines


Note that Commanding Officers are also constrained by DI(G) PERS 14-2 when approving member involvement in civilian sporting activity.  There have been occasions where Commanding Officers have approved Routine Orders authorising such unsuitable activities as rodeo bull riding, i.e. risky activities of little value in promoting fitness or ADF skills.  In those cases, the “approval” is clearly not in accord with the terms of the DI(G) and compensation coverage would not be extended to the injuries arising out of the activity, i.e. regardless of the CO's purported approval.

Note also that liability should not be accepted in relation to activities which are essentially social or personal in nature (i.e. surfing, fishing, beach games).