Thanks to Mrs Mully an Australian military partner currently living in the USA for a posting for her thoughts on the current pandemic. COVID-19 has changed the world as we knew it and the effects have been devastating. They are especially devastating for those families who have lost loved ones! The effects have also been … Continue reading In unsettling times, we can ALL do our part.
There is absolutely no doubt that we are currently in a period of crisis, however as Defence partners and families, we can take strength in the knowledge that our ability to adapt and overcome puts us in the best possible position to make the most of any situation we find ourselves in. From an employment … Continue reading Employment and COVID-19
Over the month of March 2020 DFA hosted a First Five Years webinar for families of each of the three ADF Services. We 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 asked the … Continue reading The First Five Years as an ADF Partner: Navy
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?