Who to call in an emergency?


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?

Domestic Violence


It could happen to you. It could be happening to someone you know. The Defence community is not immune to incidents of Domestic Violence During holidays, the dynamics within household situations are often altered. There could be increased financial and family pressures. Sometimes after long periods of work or absences from home the adjustment period … Continue reading Domestic Violence

Welcome to Konekt


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

Resilience, adaptability, communication, time management, and social skills.


Amy Martin has kindly written this week’s guest blog post about how she was able to secure work with BAE Systems, one of our Defence Partner Friendly Employers. Recently, I was reviewing a post shared by Defence Families Australia about their Defence Partner Friendly employer program. Curious, I clicked through and read about the checklist … Continue reading Resilience, adaptability, communication, time management, and social skills.

Followup to Career Support Webinar


Last week we presented our very first webinar on Career Support for ADF Partners. “The idea for the webinar stemmed from efforts to encourage collaboration between various stakeholders in supporting ADF partner career development/employment, facilitated by Amanda McCue who recently undertook a Churchill Fellowship on ADF partner employment. The webinar focused on information about how ADF partners … Continue reading Followup to Career Support Webinar