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Australian Defence Force

Soldiers rescue Brisbane aged care residents

Soldiers from the 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment (5RAR), helped evacuate more than 100 aged care residents from two facilities in Brisbane yesterday during the worst of the flood emergency to hit the Queensland capital.

Hour-long webinar briefs RACFs on roles and time scales of ADF deployment

Leading Age Services Australia and Aged and Community Services Australia have joined forces to provide advice to residential aged care facilities regarding the deployment of Australian Defence Force personnel.

Free webinar on Australian defence support to residential aged care

A special free webinar about Australian Defence Force support to residential aged care will take place from 1pm-2pm AEDT on Monday, February 21.

Defence minister says more ADF personnel could be deployed into aged care if required

More Australian Defence Force personnel could be deployed to COVID-19 stricken aged care facilities if the crisis in the sector escalates, defence minister Peter Dutton says.

Defence force to be deployed to assist aged care providers

Prime Minister Scott Morrison has announced that members of the Australian Defence Force will be deployed to assist the aged care sector as it deals with a spike in COVID-19 cases.

Australian Defence Force not a surrogate aged care workforce: PM

As the aged care sector faces ongoing COVID-19 outbreaks and staff shortages, providers want the ADF called in to assist, but PM Scott Morrison says defence personnel are "not a surrogate aged care workforce".

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