News and Events

June 2019

Attended the National Career Development Association conference in Houston, TX. You can read more about it  on the CDAA Career Panorama blog.

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Presented to the ACT Veterans Advisory Council on the importance of Defence partner employment to ADF member’s transition to civilian life, and its importance to the local ACT economy.

Hosted a Career Development Association webinar for members on ADF partners career development.

May 2019

Represented the Career Development Association of Australia and mentored attendees at the Canberra Defence Industry Career Connect event for veterans (hosted by Ironside Recruitment and the ACT Government)

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March 2019

Awarded a Career Development Association of Australia grant to attend the National Career Development Association conference in Houston, TX in June to learn more about veteran and military spouse career development best practice

February 2019

Meeting with the Minister for Defence Personnel, the Hon Darren Chester MP at Parliament House to discuss Churchill report on ADF partner employment and career development.

Meeting with Member for Fenner, Dr Andrew Leigh MP  at his office in Gungahlin, ACT to discuss Churchill report on ADF partner employment and career development.

Abstract accepted for the 2019 Career Development Association conference

November 2018

Webinar Facilitator: Career Support for ADF Partners (on behalf of theCareer Development Association of Australia(CDAA) in conjunction with Defence Community Organisation(DCO) and Defence Families of Australia (DFA).

You can access the slides and webinar audio recording from the DFA website at

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October 2018

Churchill Fellowship report published and distributed

https://www.churchilltrust.com.au/fellows/detail/4264/Amanda+McCue

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August 2018

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Photo courtesy of Defence Families of Australia

Guest speaker at the Defence Families of Australia 2018 Annual Dinner on military spouse employment:

Speech on Military Spouse Employment