2008

The DFA website underwent a major redevelopment and to provide families with better access to information, organisations and networks and raise awareness of programs and support available to Defence families. The issues and challenges facing families through each stage of their life and circumstances change and the DFA website allows families to find the information and support which relate to their current circumstances.

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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