Recognising National contribution of National Delegates by providing of Negotiation and Mediation Training

Inclusion in the Superannuation Review process to include spouses needs.

Participation on the Personnel Steering Group to comment on issues affecting ADF families.

Contributions to the DCO DSTA & Strategic Review, Honours & Awards Review and the National Chaplaincy Review.

Member of the Family Support Funding Committee for allocation of DCO FSFP funds to national Defence community programs.

Involved with the RSL ‘Conditions of Service’ review & Defence Widows Inc.

Presented at Pre Command, PCC, DHA, TOLL, DCO, NWCC, ADFFSCC, ARTF & DSNG Courses and Events.

Attended launch of Op Diamond, ADF Financial Services Consumer Council, Defence Special Needs Quilt, DCO ‘Helping Kids”, National Family Week, RSL, Army Relief Trust Fund & Integrated Support Strategy.

Drafted papers/submissions on “National Consistency in Education” “National Community House Review” “Absent from Home - Respite Solutions”

Involved in the development and implementation of New Housing Classification Policy and Defence Home Owners Scheme with DHA.

Member of the ‘Child Care Expansion” committee.

Contributed to the development of Married With Dependant’s (Unaccompanied) (MWD(U)) Policy and Education Assistance Policy.

Foster ongoing positive partnerships and networks with all Defence departments, organisations, Government and community/family groups.


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...


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 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...


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...


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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