Advocacy

Most issues concerning family issues are resolved at either a local or regional level working with families and organisations in the area. Many other issues are resolved by passing recommendations directly to CDF and the Minister for action. Working directly with families places DFA is in a unique position to represent families at a national level to effect change to policies which impact on Defence families.

DFA’s major achievements and input into policy discussion are listed below:

2016

In follow on from our Annual Conference in August, the new Minister for Defence Personnel The Hon. Dan Tehan MP asked DFA to prioritise their key issues for advocacy moving forward into 2017. DFA will be working with the Minister, Chief of the...

2015

The National Executive have had a busy year raising awarenss of DFA and representing Defence Families at both a local, regional and national level. Through our ongoing consultation with local command, stakeholders and families, DFA continue to...

2014

2014 has been a busy year with a new convenor commencing in April. It has been a year to strengthen relationships with the Assistant Minister for Defence, the new Chief of Defence Force and stakeholders and policy makers who influence changes to...

2013

This has been a year of significant progress on a number of issues that families have raised. It has seen implementation of programs that DFA has lobbied for and supported over many years, as well as approval of new ideas and funding for family...

2012

Shaped the way Defence is communicating with Defence families and the general community. Successfully lobbied for legislative change to fast track citizenship for partners and children over 16 years of age in ADF Lateral Recruit Families. The...
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