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.

260 Update - May 2011
Mr Tanner called to account - Defence Submission misses the point - Greens On Notice ! - Dept of Finance Claims a Respective Upgradel - Budget Disappoints
259 Update - April 2011
The ADFA Incident - Military Court of Australia - Senate Inquiry - Fair Indexation Bill - Minister Wong offers Tacit Support
23 March 2011
ESO Issues Paper 2010-11 Rev 2
258 Update - March 2011
Governments' Position continues to Confuse - Increased funding to the AWM - The Fair Indexation Bill - Meeting with Department of Finance - Defence Community Forum
257 Update - February 2011
The Fair Indexation Bill - Living Cost Increases Outpace inflation - Senate Questions on Notice - Review of DFA Funded Support - Minister's Response - Release of Service Records - Our thanks to the ADF
19 January 2011
Commentary on the Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Amendment (Fair Indexation) Bill 2010
256 Update - December 2010
Alliance of Defence Service Organisations - Senate put on Notice - Defence Compensation Woes - Defence Reserves
30 November 2010
Budget 2011-12 Submission - Indexation - MBL - Disability Pension Rates - Balance of Legal Resources - Unique Nature of Military Service
17 November 2011 - Humphries
254 Update - September 2010
Government and Opposition put on Notice - Misleading Figures (Indexation) - Wounded Diggers - Chaplaincy in ADF Operations