1990

Education Allowance

In 1990 NCGSS wrote a submission on the Review of Education Allowance describing the inflexibility of that allowance.

ADF Family Support Services

In July 1990 NCGSS wrote a submission paper on the Review of the ADF Family Support Services.

Group Rental Scheme

In August 1990 NCGSS expressed concern that Defence members and their families were experiencing rent increases without an increase in pay. A survey was done and questionnaires sent out to establish the facts of the situation. A submission followed.

Education Entry Standards in Queensland

In 1990 a spouse who had 5 year old twin boys who were considered too young to attend school in Queensland contacted the NCGSS Delegate in Brisbane. The boys had already had eight months of schooling in Victoria before moving.

NCGSS successfully had the relevant State Act changed so that children who have had formal education either interstate or overseas can, at the discretion of the appropriate officials, continue their education in Queensland.

United Nations Peacekeeping Forces

In March 1991 NCGSS was asked to prepare a submission to the Senate Standing Committee, Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade on the concerns of families in regard to Australia’s involvement in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations.

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...

2011

Letting Families decide whether they require deployment support. Previously, the member was responsible for electing DCO to access their family for support during deployment. DFA has seen the removal of this selection box from the pre-deployment...
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