Letters to WA and VIC Premiers Requesting Travel Permits for ADF Families


Document – DFA Letter to Hon Mark McGowan, WA Premier – Travel Permits for ADF Families – September 2021 Document – DFA Letter to Hon Daniel Andrews, VIC Premier – Travel Permits for ADF Families – September 2021 Letters to WA and VIC Premiers Requesting Travel Permits for ADF Families Current border restrictions in some States … Continue reading Letters to WA and VIC Premiers Requesting Travel Permits for ADF Families

Submission on the National Action Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children 


Document – DFA Submission on National Action Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children – September 2021 Submission on the National Action Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children  To the Minister for Women, Senator the Hon Marise Payne,  As the national advocacy body for families of current serving members of the Australian … Continue reading Submission on the National Action Plan to End Violence Against Women and Children 

Support for Afghan Refugees


Image: Defence Image Library © Commonwealth of Australia 2021 Document(2) DFA Update – Connecting the Defence Community to avenues for supporting Afghan refugees – 30 Aug 2021 Collaboration to connect Defence and veteran families to support for Afghan refugees To the Defence community: We have received feedback that many families would like to support the … Continue reading Support for Afghan Refugees

Submission on the Commemoration of Australian Involvement in the Afghanistan War


Image from Department of Defence This is the submission DFA provided for the recent submission on commemorations. 1 August 2021 Re: Submission on the Commemoration of Australian Involvement in the Afghanistan War Dear Minister As the national advocacy body for ADF families, Defence Families of Australia (DFA) present the below feedback for consideration regarding the … Continue reading Submission on the Commemoration of Australian Involvement in the Afghanistan War

A Posting in Townsville


When my husband first indicated to me that he was considering joining the army, I clearly remember the first thought that popped into my head, ‘How often are we going to be moving and where?’. At that point in time my knowledge of the Australian Army and military life was limited to taking part in … Continue reading A Posting in Townsville