At DFA, we are committed to advocating for more initiatives to assist our Defence partners gain and maintain meaningful employment.
Partner employment continues to be a critical issue for both partners and DFA.
Partners continue to express their frustration at the difficulty in finding work – particularly professional work – in our more regional areas such as Rockingham, Northern Adelaide, Sale, around Puckapunyal, Wagga, around RAAF Base Tindal and Townsville.
DFA is aware of initiatives under consideration regarding Defence partner employment.
In the interim we have created a space to capture the organisations that identify as Defence partner employment friendly.
We also want to educate Australian businesses on what they can do to recruit, hire and retain Defence partners as valuable employees.
During July we presented a poster at the Australian Families Conference advocating more solutions for ADF Partner Employment.
The Fine Print
The employment relationship between Defence partners and their employers is a private one in which DFA and Defence has no involvement;
DFA and Defence provide no guarantee, warranty, representation or statement about the quality of the employers and the claims that they make;
DFA does not have the resources to check whether the employers listed here are compliant with the checklist;
Therefore, Defence partners should consider conducting private research about prospective employers;
Please contact DFA if you believe that an employer does not meet the criteria on the checklist;
DFA welcomes feedback – positive or negative. Your comments will help us improve this space in the interests of Defence partners.
Please contact DFA at: firstname.lastname@example.org