Employer Support Awards: SA Nov 2017

South Australian employers recognised for outstanding support of ADF Reservists

Five South Australian employers have been recognised for their exceptional support of Australian Defence Force Reservists both in and out of the workplace at the Defence Reserves Support Council annual awards ceremony held last month.

These awards allow the Department of Defence to acknowledge those employers who have been particularly supportive of their Reservist employees when undertaking reserve service.

Head Reserve and Youth Division Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer AM, CSC, RANR, said the continued support of employers to our Reservists, like those represented at these awards, allows our Reservists to successfully harmonise their civilian and service roles.

“The employers nominated for these awards have been nominated by their employees. This is a huge testament to these businesses to be acknowledged by their staff members as an employer of choice,” Rear Admiral Kafer said.

“I thank organisations such as these winners and those that were nominated for their continued support of our Reservists who are critical to the Australian Defence Force's capability.”

Corporal Craig Tanti, an Army Reservist who works for SA Power Networks, said SA Power Networks had been a fantastic employer, supporting his service as a Reservist.

“The company has allowed me to not only complete reserve time but also deploy on Operation Anode, and while I was there my boss come over on the Boss Lift program to support me,” Corporal Tanti said.

“The work I complete while on reserve duty allows me to be a more experienced and productive employee when returning to the workplace

“The support of an employer like SA Power Networks certainly allows me to better serve the Australian Defence Force.”

LIST OF WINNERS

  • Small Business: Automotive Safety Engineering
  • Medium Business: Horizon Christian School
  • Large Business: SA Power Networks
  • Public Sector: Country Health SA – Division of Mental Health
  • Not-For-Profit: Baptist Churches of South Australia

The South Australian Employer Support Award winners with His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le, AC, Governor of South Australia (centre right) and Chair Defence Reserves Support Council SA, Dr Cannon, AM (second left).
The South Australian Employer Support Award winners with His Excellency the Honourable Hieu Van Le, AC, Governor of South Australia (centre right) and Chair Defence Reserves Support Council SA, Dr Cannon, AM (second left).

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