COVID-19 and ADF Partner Employment – a blog series

The global health crisis of COVID19 has disrupted life as we know it, even in Australia with our relatively successful efforts to stem the spread of the virus. It is as the UN points out “much more than a health crisis. It is a human, economic and social crisis”.  For those of us already interested in the … More COVID-19 and ADF Partner Employment – a blog series

Generation Equality for Military Partners

Defence love to talk about next generation fighter aircraft, warships and vehicles. It’s high time we had a discussion about “next generation families” particularly by paying greater attention to the impact service life has on the partners of service members – the overwhelming majority of whom are women – particularly with respect to employment. … More Generation Equality for Military Partners

2018 Speech to Defence leaders and stakeholders on ADF partner employment

This is a copy of the speech I presented as guest speaker at the Defence Families of Australia annual dinner in August 2018. Note it is not a transcript and I may have ad-libbed on the night! My main message that evening was that supporting the career development of ADF partners benefits families AND Defence. … More 2018 Speech to Defence leaders and stakeholders on ADF partner employment

Why the PEAP program is essential but not enough to address ADF partner employment challenges

This article first appeared on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/partner-employment-assistance-program-peap-essential-enough-mccue/. It has been edited slightly for the current format “by focusing on the empowerment/DIY job readiness solution to ADF partner employment, we are holding partners themselves responsible for their employment woes (and making them responsible for fixing it) whilst at the same time removing the responsibility from other … More Why the PEAP program is essential but not enough to address ADF partner employment challenges

Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards

Nominations are NOW OPEN for the Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards. These awards recognise businesses who employ and support Australian military veterans and spouses, as well as recognise veteran employees and entrepreneurs. Award Categories are: Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Medium Veterans’ Employer of the Year – Large Public Sector Excellence in Supporting Veteran … More Prime Minister’s Veterans’ Employment Awards