We spoke with Salina Parton from Simpson Barracks Community Centre, Simpson Barracks, Macleod , Victoria How did you start with your group? We posted into Yallambie at the end of 2017, and I started attending the centre’s programs – it was called the Mactier Centre at that time. I then volunteered as the Secretary on the … Continue reading Simpson Barracks Community Centre
Werkling is so very happy to be partnering with Defence Families of Australia and contributing to the very important work that they do in the space of partner employment. Let us tell you a little bit about Werkling! We are on a mission to make the professional gig economy a little more human. Werkling has … Continue reading Werkling | A professional community that moves with you
In the first part of this post we looked at Growth industries and the development of Regional economies – the two trends more closely aligned with the traditional full time employment with an organisation model. In this part we look at the two trends which have more flexibility and independence than the traditional model but … Continue reading The Changing World of Work – Part 2
Hearing the words ‘quarantine’ and ‘kids’ in the one sentence had ‘MWDU’ enter my mind like a flashing neon sign, while I pictured myself hiding in the dishwasher trying to get some space. Postings are hard enough and I wasn’t sure my undies could stretch any further from my stress eating, but they pulled through … Continue reading Quarantine 2020 Style
The experts are predicting that the COVID-19 pandemic has fast-tracked some of the previously developing employment trends. But what does that actually mean? Across this two part post we will have a look at four of the major trends and how you can make them work for you. This part covers the two trends that … Continue reading The changing world of work – Part 1
Social Connection is the theme of this year’s Veterans’ Health Week which runs from October 24 to November 1. This year has thrown us all challenges and presented us with many barriers to social connection which have been out of our control. We know Defence Families often face more challenges than most in staying connected for many … Continue reading Veterans’ Health Week – Queensland
The news cycle is working faster than we can ever remember. Rules about where we are allowed to go and what we are allowed to do are changing all the time. We do know of some families where postings have been cancelled, postponed, or are looking different to what was expected. It’s safe to say … Continue reading Postings during COVID-19 Restrictions
Defence families have been in the online communications game for a long time. It’s the way we keep in touch with our ADF members, families and friends. From Skyping, Facetiming, Whatsapping, we are all over it. The pandemic has brought even more reliance on communicating online. Our loved ones really do live in our phones. … Continue reading What is OPSEC (Operational Security) online?