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Centre for Military and Veterans' Health
Timor-Leste Family Study
Because families deploy as well...
If you have received an invitation to participate in the
Timor-Leste Family Study, but have yet to accept,
we would really like to hear from you!
To participate, please go to the webpage that is shown in your email
or paper invitation and follow the instructions.
We would also like to remind ADF members to help us invite your
current or former partners to the study--to do this, just fill out your
partner's details on your consent form.
You and your partner's participation will contribute to a broader
understanding of the deployment experiences of families.
For more information about the study, please contact the study team:
1800 708 335
A study under the Department of Veterans' Affairs Family Study Program
May 12, 2011
WORK is under way to prepare the new case for
the next Workplace Remuneration Arrangement
(WRA) for Defence.
A team has been set up within Defence to prepare
the case, which will be considered by the Defence
Force Remuneration Tribunal (DFRT) in September.
The WRA is the means by which all ADF members
up to the rank of CAPT receive regular increases in pay
and salary-related allowances (Service Allowance for
example). The old WRA expires on November 3.
Part of the package is regular pay increases in
return for productivity and organisational improve-
ments by the ADF.
Information provided by the Directorate of Military
Salaries and Allowances -- Policy said after approval
by the DFRT, the new arrangement should start on
November 4, with the first pay increase on November
10. Consultation with ADF members to seek sugges-
tions, gain their views and assess the measure of sup-
port for the WRA proposals is an integral part of the
ADF case which will be put to the tribunal.
To assist this process there will be updated informa-
tion on the Defence intranet, which seeks suggestions,
has general messages and a focus group.
A WRA team will also visit most major bases and
units across Australia from late May to July 2011 (see
The presentation team will have industrial relations
experts and a member of the WRA project team.
ADF pay-setting arrangements, the nature of the
Defence Employment Offer, Strategic Reform Program
and the specific pay proposals for the next WRA will
be covered in the presentations.
There will be a question and answer session after
For more information on the WRA, or if you would like to
contribute to its development, visit the Defweb at http://
intranet.defence.gov.au/pac and click on the link
"Workplace Remuneration Arrangement".
HMAS Stirling / FBW
0830 / 1030 / 1330 STC Auditorium
1300 / 1445
C/Warra Conference Room
HMAS Kuttabul / FBE
0800 / 1000
FLTHQ Level 6 Theatrette
1300 / 1445
Ritchie Building Auditorium
Defence Plaza Sydney
Base Conference Room
1000 / 1330
Campbell Park Offices
Cadet Class Rooms
Alistair Swayne Theatre
ADC Weston Creek Theatrett
THE highly successful women's mentoring pro-
gram, which was launched last year, continues
this year with 70 participants ranging in rank from
able seaman to commander and Australian Public
Beginning later this month, the participants will
complete the 12-module "My Mentor" self-devel-
opment program over a 24-week period, ending on
"My Mentor" is a highly regarded mentoring tool
and has been implemented in many corporate and
public sector organisations around Australia as part of
gender diversity strategies to help women achieve their
career potential and counter the gender imbalance in
The program will be coordinated by the Navy
Women's Strategic Adviser, CMDR Jenni Heymans,
who sees the program as a key initiative to improve
leadership opportunities for Navy women.
"In light of the actions already under way as
part of the CDF Action Plan for the Recruitment
and Retention of Women in the ADF, and the recent
announcement by the Government to conduct a review
by the Sex Discrimination Commissioner into the treat-
ment of women in the wider ADF and pathways for
women into ADF leadership roles, this program contin-
ues to support Navy women and assist them in achiev-
ing their professional and personal goals," CMDR
This was evident in the decision last year by one
2010 participant, LSCTL Trish Dollison, who, after
completing the program in June, elected to fast-track
her application for commissioning by two years.
LSCTL Dollison was successful and begins her New
Entry Officer Course at HMAS Creswell in July.
The women's mentoring program is part of the
wider Navy Women's Leadership Program, which was
established in 2008.
Further details about the mentoring and leadership pro-
grams, along with other initiatives to support the retention
of Navy women, can be found at http://intranet.defence.
program on again
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