Alliance of Defence Service Organisations

Alliance of Defence Service Organisations

AFA is a founding member of the Alliance of Defence Service Organisations (ADSO). 

ADSO was formally constituted in July of 2010 and represents a significant number (over three million) members of Australia’s Defence Family on national advocacy and representative matters to the Australian Federal Parliament and political parties.

The Alliance’s objective is to provide a stronger voice on issues impacting the conditions and wellbeing of currently serving and former members of the Australian Defence Force and their families to the Australian Government, Parliament and all Australians.

Its major functions are to:

1. Improve communication, cooperation and collaboration between member organisations;
2. Gain mutual advantage from the differing of expertise of each member organisation;
3. Ensure for each issue being pursued, the appropriate organisation is identified as the “lead organisation” for coordination of the actions undertaken by the Alliance; and
4. Help spread the workload and ensure the resources of the Alliance members are used to produce the most effective result.

ADSO is a voice in the fight for a ‘fair go’ for ADF personnel and their families. 

For further information and access to members’ blogs, go to:

 AFA’s representative is Peter McDermott.


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