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

Response to CDF’s request for feedback on ADF employment offer

Last year the Chief of Defence Force requested feedback from members and families on the ADF employment offer modernisation. This month Defence are holding ADF Employment Offer Modernisation Workshops around the country to allow members and families to provide feedback and innovative ideas for improvements on what modern ADF pay and conditions should/would look like. … More Response to CDF’s request for feedback on ADF employment offer

Military Partner Career Development : an asset-based approach to policy

This article originally appeared on LinkedIn Current narrative around military (ADF) partner employment in Australia is heavily focused on the identification of a problem/s to inform a policy and program response – i.e. a deficit approach. But this is not necessary to justify and/or begin implementing enhanced career development support for the spouses/partners of military … More Military Partner Career Development : an asset-based approach to policy

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

Military partners as a Defence Industry workforce solution

Defence industry can benefit from recruiting from the ADF partner talent pool as part of efforts to grow its workforce to meet the demands associated with the government’s $200 billion investment in defence capability Read more about why ADF partners are a workforce solution for Australia’s Defence Industry. Link to the article in Defence Connect.

ACU Student Veteran Support Program

The Australian Catholic University (ACU) has launched its Student Veteran Support Program, benefiting Prospective Student Veterans in QLD, NSW, ACT & Victoria. Benefits below! Student Veterans enrolling at ACU, as an opportunity earned through ADF service, will receive: – Flexible class schedules and early access to academic timetabling, to support work/study & life balance. – … More ACU Student Veteran Support Program

Education and Training grants for Victorian veterans and families

Are you a family member (spouse or child) of an ex-ADF Member living in Victoria and undertaking study? The Australian Student Veterans Association in conjunction with Melbourne Legacy has Education and Training Grants of up to $3000 per person per financial year available to support veterans or veteran family members with their education and training.This … More Education and Training grants for Victorian veterans and families