There has been a lot happening in the last few months behind the scenes to address the issue of employment for our Defence partners so we thought it was time for an update. Defence acknowledges that this issue is important and needs to be looked at from a big-picture perspective, with a long term program … Continue reading Update on ADF Partner Employment
How did you and your partner meet? We first met in a bar in Brisbane way back in 2004. Stephen (Willow) was heading off the subsequent day for a course so we spoke on the phone and texted for the next couple of weeks before our first official date was me picking him up at … Continue reading Seeing Australia: Defence family style
Claire Harris is working mum of one and an ADF partner who saw a need and created a CoWork CoPlay space in Canberra with support from Duntroon Community Centre. Claire has volunteered her time to this project for the benefit of the Defence and wider community. What is Cowork CoPlay? Cowork Coplay provides a space … Continue reading What is CoWork CoPlay?
We spoke with Defence partner Brychan recently about life in a remote posting. How did you meet? Neal and I met in 2009 at RAAF Base Richmond. Back then I was in the Army, posted to 176 Air Dispatch Squadron and he was at 1CCS. Neal is originally from Brisbane and I am from Daylesford … Continue reading What’s it like living in Tindal?
Excerpt from Dr Amy Johnson’s speech in conversation with Maree Sirois, DFA Convenor.– 2019 Defence Families Australia Annual Conference Dinner Dr Amy Johnson is a lecturer in Communications and Media at the University of Canberra. Amy was awarded a PhD from Central Queensland University for her thesis: Inside and Outside: An Investigation of Social Media … Continue reading Why do ADF Families use social media?
How did you meet? I had been living and working on the Gold Coast and had just returned back to Sale in 1997 following an injury. I met Nick not long after while he was posted to East Sale as an instructor at the School of Air Traffic Control. Approximately how many moves/ locations/ countries? … Continue reading Our ADF Families: Charlie and Nick
This post was originally published in the Defence Special Needs Support Group Newsletter. About 15 years ago we were posted to a small country town and I became pregnant with our first child. I had a normal, although quick labour and proceeded to settle into my new role as first time mum. Later that day … Continue reading Top Tips for Defence Special Needs Families
We spoke recently with Michelle Wood, ex serving member and current ADF partner about her experience with the Prince’s Trust, an organisation that is supporting veterans and ADF partners of current serving members through workshops for small businesses. The Prince’s Trust welcome attendees at all stages in their business journey. Their discovery workshops are designed … Continue reading From Weapons Instructing to Knitting Queen and B’n’B Entrepreneur