The current ADF Workforce Remuneration Arrangement is a part of members’ total remuneration package and is due to expire on 1 November 2017. Since 2014, the current arrangement has delivered a pay increase of 6 per cent.
A proposition of 2 per cent per annum over a three year period with no loss of conditions of service has been presented to Government and will be the proposition that is submitted to the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal in August for their consideration.
Regular updates for members and their families will also be published in the three Service newspapers. For more info on the process, email WRA.email@example.com
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
Launched on 17 November, the Prime Minister's Veterans' Employment Program aims to make it easier for businesses to recruit former Defence personnel and for industry to reap the benefits of their skills and professional expertise. 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