Over the month of March 2020 DFA is hosting a First Five Years webinar for families of each of the three Services. We’ve asked the Deputy Service Chiefs to talk about what to expect from a Services perspective such as how much the member will be away and in what locations. And we’ve asked the … Continue reading The First Five Years as an ADF Partner: Army
In part 1 of this post we had a quick look at the overview of the different pay arrangements and considered hourly and APS pay arrangements. In part two we are going to review what is commonly known as Award or Agreement free contracts or Common law contracts. We will also have a look at … Continue reading Know your worth as an employee – Part 2
Job hunting every couple of years because your ADF partner has been posted to a new location is hard enough, without discovering after you have been offered a new job that it’s going to cost you money to take it after you add up all of the childcare fees, transport costs and dry cleaning for … Continue reading Know your worth as an employee – Part 1
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
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?
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?
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?
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