Establishment of the DFA website, to provide feedback on policy and issues facing families, in a timely and unthreatening format. It also enables DFA to sort data by region and Service and identify any trends at an early stage.
DFA provided input and support into a number of initiatives including the Emergency Assistance to Families program, the Partners in Defence CD and information pack. DFA has continued involvement in the childcare expansion project team.
DFA requested a review of the community houses across the country to ensure that the volunteer groups are well supported and run consistently.
DFA have/are providing submissions on the MWD(U) policy review and DHOS review.
DFA representation on the FSAC committee.
DFA involvement in the changes to the DHA Board structure and how the DHA Council will be established to represent families views.
Completed training for DFA volunteers, Certificate IV in Govt, gives Exec deeper understanding of the environment they are working in.
Improved internal reporting mechanisms for DFA Executive and enhanced the reporting on feedback from families.
The development of a volunteer management strategy to support the DFA team.