The last issue of Defence Family Matters for 2018 is out now and on its way to mailboxes!
Members and their families from a wide range of backgrounds share stories about resilience, finding a good balance and being open to the opportunities created by military life.
In our cover story, Pat Lasalo shares his story about taking a step into the unknown and new places as a Defence partner.
The Pini family have posted a lot with Air Force, and like many other Defence families, they have faced a number of challenges. With three children with special needs, and her experience of military life, Kirsten is perfectly prepared as the newly appointed Defence Special Needs Support Group coordinator at Amberley.
Read her story in The not-so-simple life.
ADF members will get the second instalment of the 2% increase to salary and salary-related allowances under the ADF Workplace Remuneration Arrangement.
It’s effective from 1 November 2018, for payment on pay day 15 November 2018.
Under the WRA 2017-2020, ADF members receive a 6% increase to salary and salary-related allowances over three years, with no trade-off of conditions of service. See Pay and Conditions for further information.
Based on feedback collected from members and their families, Defence has changed the format of its transition seminars so attendees can tailor their experience according to their own circumstances. Registering and attending a seminar is now also easier for families.
New Transition Seminar Format
One Tree Community Services has been selected as a new contract provider for the Defence Childcare Program. The new contract, to take effect 1 January 2019, will continue to provide day care, after school hours care and an individual case management service to support ADF members and their families who can face difficulties accessing childcare when posting. Childcare