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 Defence Force, Vice Chief of the Defence Force, Service Chiefs and Defence stakeholders to address important issues which affect ADF families. Key priorities continue to include Partner Employment, community centres and support for Defence families.

These issues have been raised as a direct result of DFA meeting with and reporting on issues raised by ADF Families from all regions. Through our ongoing consultation with local command, stakeholders and families, DFA endeavour to advocate for Defence families at the highest levels and ensure that their message is heard. 

DFA will continue to seek feedback from families, pursue policy clarification and work on progressive discussions with Defence stakeholders over the coming months.

We invite you to read the Defence Families of Australia 2016-17 Annual Agendacontaining recommendations for government and Defence.

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...

2010

Championed the National Defence Families Access Card to improve access to services located on Defence bases. Increased DFA membership by 2000 in six months to a total of 7000 members. Celebrated the launch of the Draft National Curriculum which...
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