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Australian Defence Force Pay

Thursday, 05 March 2015

The Australian Government understands that the work performed by members of the Australian Defence Force is unique and crucial to our nation and our security.

In recognition of these unique circumstances, the Government has decided to increase the pay for ADF personnel to two per cent per annum, over the life of the agreement, with effect from the next pay day. 

This keeps ADF pay above the current annual inflation rate of 1.7 per cent.

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New Headspace Centre for Mitchell

Wednesday, 08 October 2014

The Federal Government has announced a new headspace centre providing mental health services for young people will be established in Mitchell.

Alex Hawke MP, Federal Member for Mitchell, joined with representatives of the Hills Mental Health Interagency, Clr Dr Michelle Byrne and Daya Howpage (Mind Connections), Supt Rob Critchlow, Hills Local Area Command and Rowena Stulajter, Rebecca Deep and Jane Austen of 2realise, announced today that Castle Hill would be one of 15 additional communities across Australia provided with a headspace facility.

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Good news as @TonyAbbottMHR & @kevinandrewsmp announce decision to increase wage offer to #ADF personnel.  #auspol
@KateCarnellCEO spoke powerfully on her anorexia fight tonight. She is a very impressive person and her story will help many. #abc730
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