New Resources To Help Defence Families

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Minister for Veterans' Affairs

Minister for Defence Personnel

Monday, 28 June, 2010 


New resources to help Defence families

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Minister for Defence Personnel, Alan Griffin,

today announced that Defence families can now go online to access information

about the range of services available to them and the military lifestyle.

Mr Griffin said, “The Partners in Defence information package will effectively provide

a ‘one stop shop’ for many of the day-to-day questions faced by Defence families.

“The partners and families of Defence members will be able to access information on

the military lifestyle, benefits, entitlements, services and support programs that are

available to them.

“Through plain language explanations and extensive use of hyperlinks, the package

will assist families to navigate their way more readily to the information they need

such as financial management tips, dealing with deployments, housing and removals,

employment, education and childcare.” Mr Griffin said. 

Originally launched in 2006 by the Defence Community Organisation, the Partners in

Defence package was only available as a CD-ROM and DVD resource kit.

Mr Griffin said, “The online launch of Partners in Defence will vastly increase its

audience reach, bringing important information into the homes of Defence families all

over the country at their convenience”.

“Defence families will be able to more easily access information relevant to them

which in turn will increase their understanding of Defence services, the military way

of life and its impact on families.

“The online Partners in Defence package will continue to assist Defence families to

balance the unique requirements of military service with family life,” Mr Griffin said.

The Partners in Defence package is available at:

Media contacts:

Sasha Nimmo (Alan Griffin):

0437 863 109

Defence Media Liaison:

02 6127 1999 or 0408 498 664

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