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R U OK? - 2017

2017 09 13 RUOK

Got a niggling feeling that someone you know or care about it isn’t behaving as they normally would? Perhaps they seem out of sorts? More agitated or withdrawn? Or they’re just not themselves. Trust that gut instinct and act on it.
 
By starting a conversation and commenting on the changes you’ve noticed, you could help that family member, friend or workmate open up. If they say they are not ok, you can follow our conversation steps to show them they’re supported and help them find strategies to better manage the load. If they are ok, that person will know you’re someone who cares enough to ask. 

Military Pride Ball - Be yourself - Be proud - Belong

2017 07 31 MPB2017simplehigh2Ticket sales are closing very soon for the Military Pride Ball - the gathering where you can be proud of who you are, as we recognise diversity which forms the rich tapestry enhancing capability in Defence.

This year the Human Right Commissioner, Mr Edward Santow, will address the gathering to recognise 25th anniversary of open gay, lesbian and bisexual service in the Australian Defence Force.

Read more: Military Pride Ball - Be yourself - Be proud - Belong

Happy Fathers Day - A video message from deployed personnel

2017 09 03 FathersDay

From the team at DEFGLIS, we send our love and wishes all fathers deployed and who at home. Have a Happy Fathers Day!

The video below was put together by Australian Defence Force personnel deployed overseas this Fathers Day. We thank you for your service.

 

 

HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all the deployed dads and dads at home - share this post to help our messages reach their loved ones :) #ADFonOPs

Posted by Australian Defence Force in the Middle East on Saturday, 2 September 2017

No trade-offs in conditions of service in new remuneration arrangement

2017 09 03 Agreement

A new workplace remuneration arrangement for Australian Defence Force members that contains a six percent salary increase over three years is being prepared to be implemented when the current arrangement expires on 1 November this year.

Director Military Remuneration, Group Captain Jay Clarke said that the new deal was designed to be fair, reasonable and affordable. Most importantly, there would be no trade-off of conditions of service to fund the proposition.

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Improved support for current and former Australian Defence Force Personnel in need

2017 09 01 EngageVCDF

A new website aims to improve support for wounded, injured and ill current and former Australian Defence Force personnel, their families and those who assist with their care.

Minister for Defence Personnel Dan Tehan launched the ‘Engage, Supporting Those Who Serve’ website on 11 August.

The website aims to simplify the process of finding and accessing free information, support and services. ‘Engage’ is part of the Support for Wounded, Injured and Ill Program that is a joint Defence and Department of Veterans’ Affairs initiative.

Read more: Improved support for current and former Australian Defence Force Personnel in need

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R U OK? - 2017

Got a niggling feeling that someone you know or care about it isn’t behaving as they normally would? Perhaps they seem out of sorts? More agitated or withdrawn? Or they’re...

Read more

Military Pride Ball - Be yourself - Be proud - Belong

Ticket sales are closing very soon for the Military Pride Ball - the gathering where you can be proud of who you are, as we recognise diversity which forms the...

Read more

No trade-offs in conditions of service in new remuneration arrangement

A new workplace remuneration arrangement for Australian Defence Force members that contains a six percent salary increase over three years is being prepared to be implemented when the current arrangement...

Read more

Happy Fathers Day - A video message from deployed personnel

From the team at DEFGLIS, we send our love and wishes all fathers deployed and who at home. Have a Happy Fathers Day! The video below was put together by Australian...

Read more