Reserves Support

DFWA has an interest in Reserves issues and publishes regular updates on Reserve matters in its magazine Camaraderie.
Support for Reservists Returning from Operational Deployment is a current issue of interest.  There is no formal structure to “demobilise” Reservists back into their/our community. In fact, until recently there has also been little informal support of them or structure to assist with their “normalisation”. It is not a problem unless Reservists have had an experiential problem from their service or arrive home to a domestic or employment issue. The challenge is for Defence to develop processes to support a disparate group of individuals that are geographically scattered when they have completed their deployment. The Department has made considerable improvements on this issue but there needs to be a review of the effectiveness of the current policy and the development of a more robust process to support members and families of the ADF reserves on deployment and on return from operational deployments.
Reservists are encouraged to support the Defence Reserves Association.
Links to some related issues prior to January 2012 are below.
267 Update - December 2011
DFWA Policy Priorities - Non-custodial Defence Parents - Did we hear right Mr Shorten ? - Comsuper gets it right and gets it wrong ! - ..... and so does the Treasurer !! - New Workplace Health and Safety Regulations
256 Update - December 2010
Alliance of Defence Service Organisations - Senate put on Notice - Defence Compensation Woes - Defence Reserves
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
237 Update - March 2009
Amalgamation of all the public service and military superannuation boards - ... - Superannuation indexation and the Stimulus package
1 JULY 2009
DFWA Submission - Review Of Military Compensation Arrangements