mental health

We build submarines and the defence force. Now we must support the families who work in them

By Marg Rogers and Amy Johnson

The Federal Government has plans to expand Australian Defence Forces (ADF) to a 40-year high. They hope to increase the forces by 30% (18,500 extra personnel by 2040), the biggest increase since the Vietnam War. This will inevitably lead to an increase in the number of children and parents impacted by military service.  It won’t