Employer Support Awards: WA Nov 2017

WA Supportive Employers of ADF Reservists Acknowledged

Employers from across Western Australia were thanked for their support for Australian Defence Force Reservists at the Employer Support Awards on 15 November 2017.

The awards, hosted by Defence Reserves Support Council (DRSC), recognise employers who have been particularly supportive of their Reservist employees.

The event was held at Fremantle Sailing Club and attended by Her Excellency the Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, Governor of Western Australia and various government, business, community and Australian Defence Force representatives, including Rear Admiral Bruce Kafer, Head Reserve and Youth Division.

DRSC WA Chair David Trench said “The Awards this year recognised the diversity of employer support needed to maintain Reserve force capability”

 “West Australian supportive employers again demonstrated their commitment to Australia’s Defence Reserves by the quality and variety of nominations.”

Well done to the winners:

  • Private sector (large): Qantas
  • Private sector (medium): Electromaster
  • Private sector (small): Ace Cinemas Rockingham
  • Public sector: Department of Justice (and special mention for Department of Education)
  • Not for profit: Future Directions International

The Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC, also presented WA Reserve Service Excellence Awards to 17 Navy, Army and Air Force Reservists.

Professor Murray Lampard, APM, JP, stands with all the Employer Support Award recipients
National Vice Chair, Defence Reserves Support Council, Professor Murray Lampard, stands with the Employer Support Award recipients at the 2017 Western Australian Employer Support Awards at the Fremantle Sailing Club.

Imagery is available at: http://images.defence.gov.au/S20172857

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