Cowork Coplay delivers for South Australian Defence partners

South Australia’s pilot of the Cowork Coplay program has been heralded a success after delivering outstanding results for participants. The pilot program officially concluded on March 30 at an event that celebrated the successes achieved by those who took part, which included three participants...

Veteran Families Policy Forum 2023

Veteran Families Policy Forum provides a platform for veteran family members to raise issues directly with the Australian Government and the Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA), and to create new channels of communication between DVA and the community.  Claire participated in the forum and...

DVA veteran families forum wrap

The Veteran Families Policy Forum was held in Brisbane on 12-13 March 2024. The forum brought together a diverse group of veteran community members who engaged with senior leaders from state and federal government departments, DVA and Defence, including the Minister for Veterans' Affairs, then Hon...

DFA Facebook post: Focus on career and community

We have seen some fantastic initiatives for families from the Royal Australian Navy as part of their ‘Stay Onboard – People First’ initiative. 🚢 👩‍👩‍👧‍👦 This week's Navy News shares the wonderful results of their pilot of the Cowork Coplay: Coworking with childcare program, along with other family...

Cowork Coplay program success in 2024

The South Australian Government supported the Cowork Coplay program for a second consecutive year, this time backed by a $30,000 sponsorship through Veterans SA. The innovative six-week program supports partners of current- and former-serving Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel to find social...

Navy trials free childcare and partner mentoring

A six-week trial provided Navy families with professional mentoring for three hours a week and free childcare at the same location. From February to March, 15 Navy partners and their children completed the co-located education and childcare trial with ‘Cowork Coplay’ in Rockingham, WA. Rebecca...

 ‘Family is everything’

NATIONAL FAMILIES WEEK Living in Rockingham, WA, with three children under six and a fiancé at sea, Kate Barry faces many daily challenges. As a military partner, she recognises nothing is more important than family. “Family is everything. Family is what you make it, and my support system when...

Focus on career and community

A new initiative supports family wellbeing under Navy’s Stay On Board – People First retention campaign. A recent trial provided Navy families with professional mentoring for three hours a week and free childcare at the same location. From February to March, 15 Navy partners and their children...

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