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2017 06 18 Dwyer

Petty Officer Karen Dwyer has been appointed as the new Diverse Sexuality and Gender Adviser for the Navy.

She spoke with DEFGLIS about the Navy's introduction of of Diversity Reference Groups and how interested members can become involved.

Dwyer joined the Navy in 2006 and presently works as an instructor at the Sailors Leadership and Management Faculty-East. She is New Zealand born, an all Blacks supporter, and is expecting her first child later this year with her partner Amanda.

2017 04 24 BushRainbow

On Anzac Day, Australians honour the sacrifice of all those who have served to defend the country in war and peace. It is a special day on the Australian calendar where everyone has the opportunity to honour and remember a person, a unit or any group of people who served their country.

Anzac commemorations have evolved over the past hundred years, reflecting the changing nature of Australian society. The post-Vietnam era, in particular, has seen those attending events embrace multiculturalism, with different communities within Australia developing their own traditions and practices to honour their families’ and friends’ contributions to our nation.

 2015 02 00 FairDay

Defence Force Recruiting and DEFGLIS will be at Fair Day in Sydney on Sunday 19 February to answer questions from LGBTI job-seekers about a future career in Defence.

Fair Day is an important part of the Mardi Gras festival that celebrates sexual orientation, gender identity and intersex people, and showcases the vibrant Sydney LGBTI community.

This year the event has moved to a new location - Camperdown Memorial Rest Park in Newtown.

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