Defence families who have pets in their lives will know that despite the accidents on the carpet (sorry DHA), holes in the lawn (again, sorry), finding someone to care for them when you’re away and the ongoing cost of the pet food, that having a small (or large), fluffy (or scaly) friend in your life … Continue reading Who let the dogs out?
We’re delighted to announce that Goodstart Early Learning has been added to our website as an employer who is supportive of Defence Partner employment. Here’s some information about Goodstart. At Goodstart Early Learning, we’re all about laying the foundation for better lives through great early learning experiences. Professionals and specialists of all kinds join us … Continue reading Thank you Goodstart Early Learning
Received your posting order and yet to lock in a house? When you or your partner have received your posting order, you can activate preview access through DHA online services to view homes in the new location. When you submit a notice to vacate with DHA, or Pre-AFR (Application for Removal) with Toll, your current … Continue reading Looking for a house in your new location?
At our Annual National Conference dinner, we invited Amanda McCue to speak about her research with the Churchill Fellowship Trust on Military Spouse Employment. Amanda travelled to the UK, US and Canada to research what our allies were doing in this space. ADF Partner Employment has been our main advocacy focus this year and we … Continue reading Speech on Military Spouse Employment
For Defence Families with children, one of the decisions to be made on arriving in a new location is where to send children to school. Around Australia eligible schools with Defence students have the Defence School Transition Aide (DSTA) (Primary School) and the Defence Transition Mentor (DTM) (High School) programs available. The Defence School Transition … Continue reading We speak with a Defence School Transition Aide
DFA is reviewing what has been happening over the past 12 months in our local Defence communities. In August each year, we meet with Defence policymakers in Canberra including CDF, Service Chiefs and the Minister for Defence Personnel. In the coming months, our National Delegates will be meeting with Defence families across local regions to … Continue reading We want to hear from you
Maree, our National Convenor and Michelle, our Communications Officer attended the inaugural Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards last night at Parliament House on behalf of Defence Families of Australia. Maree and Michelle with Minister for Defence Personnel and Veterans’ Affairs, The Hon Darren Chester MP. The awards are a part of the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ … Continue reading Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards
Partner employment remains our top advocacy issue when we talk with families around Australia. Thank you to everyone who attended the PwC ADF Spouse Networking event in Canberra on Tuesday. For those that were not able to attend, we want to share with you some of what happened on the night. Staff from PwC shared with … Continue reading Partner Employment Initiatives