Conditions Of Service

One of DFWA's roles is to advocate improved conditions of service for ADF members and their families.  Our formal involvement in CoS matters involves us as:
- an intervener at the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal; and
- as the “Defence Employee Representative” on the Public Safety Industry Reference Council sponsored by Australian Industry Skills (AIS). AIS manages nationally ecognized competency standards and qualifications for Commonwealth, State and Territory Governments; Local Government; Defence, Fire, Police, emergency services and management and marine rescue; and Correctional services.
In addition we advocate directly with the Department of Defence / ADF on individual matters of concern that any members brings to our attention.
More topical CoS matters are also discussed in our magazine Camaraderie, especially in our "Cpl Cosmo" articles.

ADF members or their families are invited to bring any ADF Conditions of Service matters to the attention of our Vice President, Conditions of Service.  Your anonominity is assured.


Some related articles of interest (prior to 2012) are shown below.  More current matters will be added to this page in the coming months.

16 June 2011 Canberra Times
June 16, 2011 Privacy fears spark call for crackdown
283 Update - April 2014
Fair Indexation Promise Delivered – Seniors Health Card – Orphans of Soldiers
5 September 2013 Northern Services Courier
September 05, 2013 Veterans tired of living with broken promises (page 4)
4 September 2013
Open Letter to Prime Minister
24 August 2013 The Australian
August 24, 2013 Minister targeted by ex-servicemen over pension rate
16 August 2013 Valley Weekender
August 16, 2013 On the Hustings (page 11)
15 August 2013 The Australian
August 15, 2003 Call for overhaul of living index (page 4)
14 August 2013 Island & Mainland News
August 14, 2013 Government is 'playing politics': Weekes
7 August 2013 Canberra Times
August 07, 2013 ADF Pension Injustice
Palmer United Party – Veterans Affairs Policy – August 2013