The Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, Senator David Feeney, congratulated 14 Tasmanian employers for their support of Defence Reservists.
Senator Feeney said the employers, who were formally thanked at an Employer Support Awards ceremony at Tasmania’s Government House on Saturday night, were a tremendous example of the successful partnership between employers, Reservists and the Australian Defence Force (ADF).
“I encourage all employers to support Navy, Army and Air Force Reservists in their workplaces,” said Senator Feeney.
“In an environment of heightened operational tempo, our country’s Reservists are being called upon to play an increasingly vital part in the fulfillment of Defence objectives.
“These awards are our way of publicly thanking employers of Reservists for their contribution to ADF capability,” Senator Feeney said.
The Governor of Tasmania, His Excellency The Honourable Peter Underwood AC presented the awards.
His Excellency is also the Patron of Tasmanian Defence Reserves Support Council.
He was joined by Tasmanian Defence Reserve Support Council Chair Michael Barrett AM. More than 150 people attended the event.
Reservists can nominate their employer for an award at: www.defence.gov.au/reserves.
The list of winners:
Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery – Hobart
Eastern District Command, Tasmania Police – Bellerive
Entura – Hydro Tasmania – Hobart
DPIPWE – Fox Eradication Branch – Kings Meadows
Public & Environmental Health Service – Hobart
Centrelink – Call Centre Hobart – Hobart
Transend Networks Pty Ltd – Lenah Valley
Aquenal Pty Ltd – Kingston
Department of Health and Human Services – Hobart
Logica – Hobart
JAWS Architects – Battery Point
Department of Premier and Cabinet – Hobart
Cradle Mountain Water – Ulverstone
Whetstone Pty Ltd - Hobart
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