This week we are pleased to bring to you a guest blog post from Defence Health. It can be hard to make things work in any relationship, let alone one where work separates the two of you for long stretches of time. Periods when a partner is deployed can be really tough. Keeping in touch … Continue reading Managing a relationship while your partner is deployed
Do you know there is someone in Defence who can assist you with your housing and relocation? There are Defence Relocations and Housing Managers (DRHM) in locations around Australia and they can provide advice and guidance if you have issues or questions arising out of relocations and housing service delivery. Your local DRHM can be … Continue reading Relocations and Housing – Defence Relocations and Housing Managers
It’s that time of the year again when many Defence families are on the move. We’ve put this post together in conjunction with Toll to help make your move as smooth as possible. In order to get your move underway, complete your Application for Relocation (AFR) and your Inventory on Toll’s Defence website: http://www.tollgroup.com/movemaestro/defence If … Continue reading Moving Tips with Toll
Tex and his wife Alex have three sons and are currently posted to the Pilbara in Western Australia. We wanted to know what life is like in a remote posting. How did you and your partner meet? Alex and I met in Townsville 2010; she was a bartender and I was posted to 2RAR. Do … Continue reading A Posting to the Pilbara
Definitions of Emergency: Macquarie Dictionary: An unforeseen occurrence; a sudden and urgent occasion for action. Defence partner: I‘m so sick I need to go to hospital, I have a young child, my ADF member is away and I just moved here so I know no one to help care for either me or my child. … Continue reading Who to call in an emergency?
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?