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.

252 Update - July 2010
Matthews Report proved to be a falsity - Gulf War Syndrome - Defence Removals - 2010 Election and Indexation - Virtual Membership
251 Update - June 2010
Indexation - The Next Steps - Merger of Superannuation Boards - Closure of Defence Home Ownership Scheme
24 May 2010 Oakeshott
Oakeshott Motion 24 May - military Superannuation Pensions
249 Update - April 2010
Responses from the Prime Minister and Minister tanner - Indexation - Responses from Members of Parliament - ANZAC Day - Reservists - Amalgamation of Military and Civilian Superannuation Boards
248 Update - March 2010
Awaiting a response from the Prime Minister - Awaiting a response from Minister Tanner - RAN Personnel Vindicated - Senate Committee - Amalgamation of Superannuation Boards
15 February 2010 Thornton Q&A
Q And A EXTRACT - 15 FEB 2010
3 February 2010 Johnston
Senate Debates David Johnston 3 2 09
247 Update - February 2010
Accident and Death Insurance for Serving Members - Release of Service records - Military Superannuation: ABC Q&A Program
246 Update - December 2009
Meeting with Minister Tanner - Responses from members of parliament - Release of the ESOs Major Issues Paper - Veterans who Reside Overseas - Correct Reference to Casualties - ADF Families Survey
18 November 2009
Fielding Speech - Extract From Hansard Senate