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ADF reservists and leaders talk about International Women’s Day

Posted Friday, March 11, 2022

Ms Whelan shared her early experience in the Defence Force, which she said was a challenging environment for women at that time and opportunities were limited. "I joined the Medical Corp because it was one of the few areas of employment in the '80s where there was an opportunity for women to truly deploy on operations in a combat service support role," she said.

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Prince of Wales Award Winners 2022

Posted Thursday, February 24, 2022

Reservists and their civilian employers have been recognised across Australia for their outstanding contribution to the Australian Defence Force through the Prince of Wales Award scheme. The annual awards recognise the dedication of ADF reservists and the valued support they receive from their civilian employers. The Scheme provides reservists with up to $8000 in funding to undertake training and develop new skills beneficial to their civilian career.    A strong field of ADF Reserve applications were received for the 2022 Prince of Wales Awards, with each award granted on merit.

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NSW ADF Reserve employers dominate national Defence awards

Posted Monday, December 20, 2021

Three New South Wales-based employers have been formally recognised for outstanding support to Australian Defence Force (ADF) reservists in their civilian workplaces, at Defence’s recent National Employer Support Awards.

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National Employer Support Awards announced

Posted Friday, November 26, 2021

Defence’s National Employer Support Awards have been announced in a unique hybrid in-person and virtual event, recognising the nation’s employers across Australia for their continued contribution and support to Australian Defence Force (ADF) reservists.

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Applications now open for 2022 Prince of Wales Award

Posted Thursday, October 28, 2021

Applications are now open for Australian Defence Force (ADF) Reserve personnel to apply for the 2022 Prince of Wales Award, in recognition of the contribution made by reservists and their civilian employers to Defence capability.

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Exercise Boss Lift heads West with reservists

Posted Tuesday, October 26, 2021

Executives from a range of Western Australian organisations have participated in a three-day visit to HMAS Stirling and Irwin Barracks in Perth as part of Defence’s 2021 Exercise Boss Lift.

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VIC Employer Support Award winners

Posted Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Victorian employers have been recognised for outstanding support to ADF Reservists in their civilian workplaces.

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SA Employer Support Award winners

Posted Wednesday, September 8, 2021

Defence has recognised four SA employers for outstanding support of ADF reservists in their civilian workplaces.

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QLD Employer Support Award winners

Posted Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Defence has recognised five Queensland employers for outstanding support of ADF reservists in their civilian workplaces.

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WA Employer Support Award winners

Posted Thursday, August 26, 2021

Defence has recognised six WA employers for outstanding support of ADF reservists in their civilian workplaces.

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NSW Employer Support Awards announced

Posted Wednesday, August 25, 2021

Defence has recognised five NSW employers for their ongoing support of ADF reservists in their civilian workplaces.

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Dates for NSW and WA employer awards

Posted Thursday, August 19, 2021

The 2021 Employer Support Awards will be announced for NSW on Thursday 26 August and WA on Friday 27 August (moved from 19 August).

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2021 Employer Support Awards go online

Posted Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Each year, ADF Reservists are encouraged to nominate their civilian employers as part of the Employer Support Awards in recognition of their continued support. However, the current COVID-19 situation remains a concern for many communities across Australia.

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Victorian Employer Support Awards postponed

Posted Thursday, July 15, 2021

The current COVID-19 situation is a concern for many communities across Australia. Following recent announcements made by the Chief Health Officer, the 2021 Victorian Employer Support Awards event has been postponed to reduce the risk of community transmission.

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Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide

Posted Tuesday, May 18, 2021

A public consultation process is underway to inform the Terms of Reference that outline what the Royal Commission into Defence and Veteran Suicide will cover and report on.

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