The ADF's 2017 Workplace Remuneration Arrangement (WRA) submission was presented to the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal (DFRT) on 16 August 2017.
The DFRT received the submission and are considering the ADF’s proposal.
ADF members will be provided with the outcome of the ADF 2017 WRA proposal when it becomes available.
For further information visit the Pay and Conditions website.
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Members can now apply for, and have advances deposited into their bank account, once Rental Allowance eligibility has been confirmed by Defence Housing Australia.
This means ADF families will now have the funds readily available to secure properties and members will no longer need to wait until arriving in a new location before applying. Read more on the DHA website.
Thank you to everyone who took part in the ADF Families Survey 2017 and told Defence about their experiences of military life. While the results are still being analysed, there are some initial findings we can share in advance. Read More
From July 1, all current and former members who have rendered at least one day of continuous full-time service can access free treatment for any mental health condition.
The Department of Veterans’ Affairs will pay for treatment under non-liability health care arrangements and the condition does not need to be related to service or require a diagnosis for you to seek treatment. Find out more on the DVA website
If you’re posting soon, or recently posted to a new location with your ADF partner and are looking for work, the Partner Employment Assistance Program can help.
The program aims to help eligible ADF partners with the immediate difficulties of finding employment when they are relocated with their partner as a result of their ADF service.
Eligible ADF partners can apply for funding assistance of up to $1500 for professional employment services and mandatory professional re-registration costs to help them with employment when posted. Read More
The new pay system for Defence will go live on Monday 7 August 2017.
The transition period, from 25 July to 7 August, will mean many systems won’t be accessible, including through the PMKeyS Home Portal used by many families.
Both PMKeyS and ADFPAY will be turned off from Thursday 27 July until the new system starts. Read More
Members leaving the military will now get individual career coaching as Defence implements changes to its transition support services.
From July 2017, members will be offered tailored career coaching services during transition and up to 12 months afterwards. They will also have all appropriate documentation available by the time they leave Defence.
Families are encouraged to attend meetings with ADF Transition Support Services and information sessions. Read More
This issue features how members and their families manage the challenges of postings and deployment
We hear from Elise Zanoni, who delivered twins Charli and Payton 10 weeks early while her husband was deployed. We’ve also got tales of Welcome events around the country. Read More
Our 2017 Welcome events have finished. Check back in December for next years events. more info
Our 2017 National Families Week events have finished. more info