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NEW MILITARY SUPERANNUATION SCHEME

Tuesday, October 27, 2015
NEW MILITARY SUPERANNUATION SCHEME – Assessing Your Options  In just over six months, a new era of consumer choice starts in military superannuation. On 1st July 2016, the days of ADF members joining one compulsory superannuation fund (MSBS) will be...

Results of Defence childcare noise studies

Thursday, October 1, 2015
In 2014, Defence advised parents of plans to conduct extensive noise testing at our childcare centres at RAAF Bases Amberley, Darwin and Williamtown. Although there are no internationally accepted standards for children’s exposure to loud noise,...

SUICIDE PREVENTION APP SUPPORTS VETERANS ANYWHERE, ANYTIME

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Senator the Hon. Michael Ronaldson, released a free mobile phone app to help serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel deal with suicidal thoughts. “Operation Life is an important initiative...

AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM: ENDORSED AND IMPROVED

Tuesday, September 22, 2015
DFA have been working with ACARA (Australian Curiculum Assesment and Reporting Authority to support the delivery of quality education model across Australia for the benefit of mobile Defence children .  The Education Council has endorsed Australian...

Defence Families of Australia meets for Annual Conference in Canberra

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
In August 2015, the DFA National Executive met in Canberra for our annual conference. It was an opportunity for the Executive to meet and discuss regional feedback from families across Australia. The conference is held annually by the DFA Executive...

DFA launches regional Facebook pages

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Defence Families of Australia (DFA) is the official body appointed by government to represent the views of Defence Families. Its aim is to inform government and Defence on the needs of the family. Its goal is to ensure quality of life for all...

Largest investigation into the health & wellbeing effects of contemporary military service

Wednesday, June 3, 2015
This week marks the beginning of Australia’s most comprehensive study into the impact of contemporary military service on the health and wellbeing of serving and ex-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel. Announcing the opening of the...

CDF signs Family Convenant

Sunday, May 17, 2015
Chief of the Defence Force Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin and Patron of Defence Community Organisation Gitte Binskin were at DCO Headquarters last week for the signing of the Family Covenant. The Covenant recognises the contribution ADF families...

New program to support transitioning Defence personnel launch into business

Monday, April 20, 2015
The Prince’s Charities Australia has launched a new program to support ex-ADF personnel transition into the world of business. The Prince’s Lead Your Own Business program was designed in partnership with RMIT University specifically for...

Are you missing out of free health services?

Monday, March 30, 2015
Register now for the ADF Family Health Program: http://www.defence.gov.au/Health/SHC/DependantHealthcare/ or call 02 6266 4467 Already Registered – Did you know? You can use your $400 per dependant Allied Health allocation to help with the cost of...
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