The Tamworth Business Chamber will today launch Tamworth’s Supportive Employer Campaign, a campaign that aims to get a majority of the 500 Chamber members to become supportive Defence Reserve employers.
Once signed up to the free program, businesses get their website link and logo on the Defence Reserves Support website.
Parliamentary Secretary for Defence Senator David Feeney said the campaign was a good initiative by Tamworth’s business leaders and members of the local Defence Reserves Support Council.
“It’s great to see the Tamworth Business Chamber showing community leadership to support the Australian Defence Force (ADF), its members and their families. This campaign will help educate local businesses on both the benefits and responsibilities of having an employee who serves part-time in the ADF. This is a great opportunity for the business community to learn how they can support members of our Australian Defence Force and the national interest,” Senator Feeney said.
Member for New England Tony Windsor said the campaign benefited more than just Defence.
“The good thing about what the Business Chamber is doing, is that they are promoting local industry to the rest of Australia and specifically to the Defence community. It’s ideas like this one that keep the Tamworth business community thriving,” Mr Windsor said.
Tamworth’s Supportive Employer campaign aims to:
- demonstrate Tamworth’s support for the ADF, its members and their families;
- inform the business community on Defence Reserve matters;
- generate exposure for the Tamworth business community; and
- show Tamworth to be a Defence friendly city.
Defence Reserves Support Council: Mr Glenn Jones 0408 658 293
Tamworth Business Chamber: Marjolyn Thomas 0428 671 338
Senator Feeney’s Office: Jeffrey von Drehnen 02 6277 3415
MP Tony Windsor’s Office: 02 6761 3080