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The Hon Darren Chester MP
Minister for Veterans’ Affairs
Minister for Defence Personnel
10 October 2018
ADF members and their families transitioning from the permanent Australian Defence Force (ADF) will have access to a more tailored approach to manage the transition process thanks to a refresh of the way support is delivered.
Minister for Defence Personnel Darren Chester announced today the format of the ADF Member and Family Transition Seminars has been revised to better meet the needs of those leaving the permanent ADF.
“We have responded to feedback from ADF members and their families to ensure the seminars are family friendly with an emphasis on early engagement,” Mr Chester said.
The seminars are now a one day expo-style format, so attendees can tailor their experience according to their own needs.
Concurrent information sessions will be held covering topics such as health, finance and career planning with representation from state and territory governments and ex‑service organisations.
“The new seminar format and enhanced online content provides flexibility for families who have other commitments or are based interstate at the time. Family members who cannot make it to the session that the member is attending can still register to attend on another date or location, or access the information online at any time,” Mr Chester said.
The first one-day model ADF Member and Family Transition Seminar is being held today at Melbourne Park Function Centre, Rod Laver Arena.
More information on ADF Transition, including the range of information and support provided at each ADF Member and Family Transition Seminar is available at: www.defence.gov.au/DCO/Transition