Who let the dogs out?


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?

Thank you Goodstart Early Learning


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

We want to hear from you


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

Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards


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 Initiatives


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