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
We spoke recently with Michelle Wood, ex serving member and current ADF partner about her experience with the Prince’s Trust, an organisation that is supporting veterans and ADF partners of current serving members through workshops for small businesses. The Prince’s Trust welcome attendees at all stages in their business journey. Their discovery workshops are designed … Continue reading From Weapons Instructing to Knitting Queen and B’n’B Entrepreneur
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?
We are delighted to announce that Konekt Workcare has joined our Defence Partner Friendly Employer initiative. Konekt have written this week’s guest blog post to introduce themselves. Konekt WorkCare is an organisation who pride ourselves in being an employer of choice. We have a national, geographical footprint that matches the ADF geographical footprint perfectly, allowing … Continue reading Welcome to Konekt