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.

Palmer United Party Pension Deal 7 August 2013
Palmer United Party Offers $640 million Veterans Affairs Pension Deal
5 August 2013 The Canberra Times
August 05, 2013 Military pensioners deserve a fair go
280 Update - August 2013
Election Update - Indexation Issues - Veterans' Disability Pensions - Parties' Proposals
30 July 2013
Rudd Government’s 11th Hour Commitment to Military Veterans
Labor Indexation Changes 30 July 2013
Changes to indexation of military superannuation payments -Minister for Defence Science and Personnel and Minister for Defence Materiel – Joint Media Release
31 July 2013 Townsville Bulletin
July 13, 2013 Diggers 'deserve better'
Greens Fair Indexation 2013
Fair Super for Public Servants
15 May 2013
The Alliance of Defence Service Organisations (ADSO) Condemns the Budget for failing to address Long Standing Discrimination Measures against Defence Members and Veterans
5 April 2013
279 Update - March 2013
FAIR GO CAMPAIGN GOES AUSTRALIA-WIDE - Thornlie Senior High School Rally - The Government’s Position on Indexation - Proposed Military Covenant - Outsourcing ADF Medical Care