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It's nice to know that your crew on the home front will be looked after if anything happens to you. Because life is full
of uncertainties no matter how fit and healthy you might be now. So if you have people who depend on you financially,
then consider Defence Health Term Life Insurance for their protection. It will even cover you on warlike operations if you
take it out before you know you are to be deployed. Don't delay.
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circumstances and the relevant Product Disclosure Statement in deciding whether to acquire this product. You may wish to seek independent advice. This product is
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Life Limited. The Financial Services Guide and Product Disclosure Statement may be obtained by calling the Defence Health Member Service Centre on 1800 335 425
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May 12, 2011
ADF members who supervise Australian Public
Service (APS) personnel can seek confiden-
tial advice and support through the Employee
Assistance Program's (EAP) Managers' HotLine.
Uniformed managers who have APS personnel in
their teams often find that supervising civilians means
following different procedures to those used when
managing ADF members.
For this reason, the Managers' HotLine is available
to provide a confidential telephone consulting service
designed specifically for managers, including ADF
supervisors of APS employees, who require practical
advice about issues they are facing in the workplace.
It is manned by psychologists experienced in deal-
ing with organisational and people management issues
and is accessible 24-hours a day, seven days a week on
1800 451 138.
The Managers' HotLine is a confidential and secure
resource that can help managers deal with:
employees with personal issues or an employee
who is underperforming;
conflict between two employees or between the
manager and an employee;
an employee who is suspected of alcohol or drug
employees who are not coping with change; and
The EAP provides early intervention on a range
of issues, including stress management, relationship
and family problems, work-related concerns, bereave-
ment, and financial or legal issues, by offering free
access to professional counselling services for APS
employees, their managers and their immediate family.
Emergency counselling services are also available to
assist with traumatic or crisis situations and are acces-
sible either by phone or a face-to-face meeting.
ADF supervisors of APS personnel are encouraged
to make their staff aware that the EAP is available 24
hours a day, 365 days a year and is used by hundreds
of APS employees every month. The number is 1300
366 789 or 1300 361 008.
The EAP aims to meet the needs of APS employ-
ees. Members of the ADF experiencing similar
problems can contact the All Hours Support Line -- a
confidential telephone support service for ADF mem-
bers and their families that is available 24-hours a day,
seven days a week on 1800 628 036.
-- use it!
SUPPORT: ADF supervisors of civilian person-
nel have a range of support services available to
help them manage integrated teams effectively.
Photo: ABIS Jo Dilorenzo
Attention MSBS members
MSBS members are advised of a recent
case where a member did not receive the
MSBS Retention Benefit because they failed
to elect to accept the benefit within 90 days
before they became eligible for the bonus.
There is no discretion with regard to this
requirement; once the window is closed it
cannot be opened again. For more informa-
tion visit www.militarysuper.gov.au
-- Information courtesy Directorate of
Navy Employment Conditions
Test your bush skills
DEFENCE personnel are being encouraged
to put their navigational skills to the test in
the NSW Emergency Services Wilderness
Navigation Shield (NavShield) on July 2.
Teams will hike overnight through rugged
terrain with a map and compass to reach
as many checkpoints as possible at a "top
secret" location two to three hours from
Sydney. NavShield organiser John Tonitto
said the event offered teams the chance to
test their navigational skills in a challenging
environment. The event's location will stay
secret until one week before to keep the
contest fair. Past events included entries
from the ADF, police, ambulance, Rural Fire
Service, State Emergency Service and the
Red Shield Appeal
THE 2011 Salvation Army Red Shield
Appeal will be held this month and culmi-
nates in the door-knock weekend on May
28-29. Funds raised will go towards the
Salvation Army's many social services
programs. Navy members can support the
Salvos by volunteering as collectors, donat-
ing on the door-knock weekend or by visiting
Volunteer Rescue Association. NavShield
will raise money for the Bushwalkers
Wilderness Rescue Squad -- volunteers who
assist authorities searching for missing peo-
ple in bushland. For more information and
details on how to enter go to www.bwrs.
the Salvation Army website at www.salvos.
org.au. If you are interested in volunteering
to be a collector, contact CAPT Dale Murray
on (02) 6270 3107.
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