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Defence Family Matters

Defence Family Matters is a free lifestyle magazine designed for Defence families.

In DFM you can find articles celebrating Defence families, advice and tips for managing deployment, family member absence, relocation and posting and other aspects of military life. The magazine also publishes information on family support services available from Defence and the community, and news about changes in the Defence environment that affect families.

The magazine is sent out three times a year to all ADF members who have one or more dependants and are permanent or on Continuous Fulltime Service.

Read online or opt out

If you would like to stop receiving the printed version of DFM and would prefer to read the magazine online, or if you would like to opt out of recieving the magazine altogether, then let us know .

Current issue

May 2017

DFM current issueThis 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.

View: DFM online version

 

Past issues

 

2016
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2016  DFM.

December

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2016
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2016  DFM.

December

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2016
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2016 May DFM.

May

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2015
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2015 December DFM.

December

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2015 September DFM

September

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2015 May DFM

May

View: Online version

Download: PDF (11MB)

2014
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2014 December DFM.

December

Download: PDF (11MB)

2014 September DFM

September

Download: PDF (11MB)

2014 May DFM

May

Download: PDF (8.1MB)

2013
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2013 December DFM.

December

Download: PDF (4.2MB)

2013 July DFM

July

Download: PDF (4.2MB)

2013 Autumn DFM

Autumn

Download: PDF (7MB)

2012
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2012 Autumn DFM.

Autumn

Download: PDF (11MB)

2012 Winter DFM

Winter

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2012 Spring DFM

Spring

Download: PDF (11MB)

2011
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2011 Autumn DFM.

Autumn

Download: PDF (11MB)

2011 Winter DFM

Winter

Download: PDF (11MB)

2011 Spring DFM

Spring

Download: PDF (11MB)

2010
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2010 Autumn DFM.

Autumn

Download: PDF (11MB)

2010 Winter DFM

Winter

Download: PDF (11MB)

2010 Spring DFM

Spring

Download: PDF (11MB)

2009
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2009 Autumn DFM.

Autumn

Download: PDF (8.2MB)

2009 Winter DFM

Winter

Download: PDF (16MB)

2009 Spring DFM

Spring

Download: PDF (10.4MB)