Alison Berlioz-Nott from Defence Health explains how the ADF Family Health Program and private health insurance can work together for ADF families. Support for your health The ADF Family Health Program provides valuable support towards the health of ADF family dependants. It is separate to private health insurance (PHI), but if used in combination with … Continue reading ADF Family Health and Private Health Insurance
When you’re in a relationship with someone in the ADF, being apart from your loved one often just becomes the norm. It might be a deployment, course, exercise or you might be living as MWDU. (Member with Dependents Unaccompanied) Whatever the reason, Defence strongly encourages all ADF members to have a will and to consider … Continue reading Do you have a will?
Trigger Warning: Pregnancy Loss It’s the club no one wants to be a part of. We had our first miscarriage early in a posting. We hardly knew anyone in the location, and we had a toddler with a chronic health condition. I can honestly say it was one of the most difficult and loneliest times … Continue reading Pregnancy loss as a Defence family
Defence parents Lee and Barb have three daughters. Two joined the Army Reserve whilst at university before transferring to undertake full time service. One daughter has since left the military whilst the other is still serving. They also have two sons-in-law currently serving in the Australian Army. We caught up with Lee and Barb on … Continue reading Being a parent of someone in the ADF
Is your partner about to deploy? Have you heard about ForceNet? For many years DFA has been listening to families about the importance of good communications between Defence and families. Earlier this year, ForceNet for Families was launched. ForceNet for families is a direct link to your Defence member’s ship/unit. ForceNet is a secure way for you … Continue reading What is ForceNet?
Beck is a Navy partner who blogs at Military Wife Life Beck has kindly allowed us to publish two personal letters between her and her husband prior to his six month deployment. The letters are from the heart and definitely resonated with us at DFA. Thank you Beck for your honesty. Dear Husband, If I … Continue reading Deployment Letters from the Heart
Meet Julie Julie Hall is a Bank Manager at our Brookside branch in Queensland and started working with Westpac in 2009. Julie’s husband served in the RAAF and she is a proud Supporter of Military Families. Describe your current role at Westpac and previous roles. I started my Westpac journey in 2009 as Local Business … Continue reading Westpac – A Defence Partner Friendly Employer
Early Childhood Teachers – Cairns, QLD! Goodstart is Australia’s largest early learning provider. As a not–for–profit social enterprise, we exist purely to improve the lives of Australia’s children and their families. Our people are our foundation, together we are working to ensure children have the learning, development and wellbeing outcomes they need for school and … Continue reading Early Childhood Teachers