We spoke with Sophie about her role as a volunteer with Kookaburra Kids. Tell us about the group you volunteer for and your role. The group I volunteer for is called Kookaburra Kids. They are an organisation that support children aged 8-18, living in families affected by mental illness. The program organises camps and activity … Continue reading Volunteering for Kookaburra Kids
We recently talked to Belinda Wilson, Chief Executive Officer of Bravery Trust, an organisation that supports current ADF members and veterans. When was Bravery Trust established? Bravery Trust was established in 2012 to meet a growing need for urgent financial support for members and ex-members injured during service, particularly due to modern conflict. We believe … Continue reading We talked to Bravery Trust
As a Defence Partner contemplating looking for a new job there is a certain level of anxiety around ‘that question’. You know the one, the one that seemingly innocuous question, ‘what brings you to (insert current posting location)’ sometimes it’s phrased along the lines of ‘I see you have moved around a fair bit’ either … Continue reading That One Question in a Job Interview
Chief of the Defence Force, General Angus Campbell, AO, DSC, has written an open letter to all Defence families, to assure them that Defence’s priority continues to be its people and there is a range of support available to their families. Via the Defence Community Organisation website.
We’re wearing unicorn masks to team video conference meetings, listening to Brenè Brown podcasts and swapping stories about Anzac Day, kids and schooling. That’s how things are in DFA at the moment. We’re also still here advocating for Defence Families. In this podcast Brenè talks about having what she calls a ‘family gap plan’. She … Continue reading Update from the DFA Convenor
Why a First Five Years Webinar? Over the month of March 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 … Continue reading Webinars