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After a final round of comments on the DEFGLIS constitution, we are now ready to incorporate.  We are now seeking expressions of interest to become board members for DEFGLIS to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Anyone who is a member of DEFGLIS (including civilian partners and friends) are eligible to run for the board.  The only restriction we have is that either the President, or Vice President must be an O-3 (LEUT, CAPT, FLTLT) or above, or an E-6 (PO, SGT, SGT) or above.

We will lodge our application next month and we will soon ask everyone to complete new application forms to officially become members.

The final marked up version of the constitution can be found here:  Link to constitution (Word File)

Tickets are still on sale for the annual DEFGLIS Ski Trip - registration and payment now closes on 14 Jun 2013.


Pickup Sydney: 5:30 PM* (Eddy Ave)
Pickup Canberra: ~9:00 PM* (Jolimont Centre)
Return Canberra: 5:00PM (Jolimont Centre)
Return Sydney: ~8:30PM (Eddy Ave)

* Arrive at least 20 minutes prior to departure time

Bus + Accommodation costs $250 per person, includes:

• 2 nights accommodation at the Snowy Valley Resort, Jindabyne (dorm style rooms with four to seven (4-7) people per room),
• Return transfers from Sydney and Canberra (on a private bus),
• Daily mountain shuttles,
• National Park Fees,
• Hot breakfast daily,
• 1 x 3 course dinner,
• Live entertainment and party night on Saturday, and
• $10 in administrative fees.

2 Day Oz Snow Pack costs $235 per person and is available for cash purchase on the bus, and includes:

• 2 day lift ticket
• Ski hire (boots, skiis and poles only)
• Add $10 for Snowboards

2 Day Ski Pass Only costs $199 per person and is available for cash purchase on the bus, 

MINIMUM COST = $449.00 per person

DEFGLIS Brisbane Co-ordinator Karl Metzger is raising money with his unit for Legacy Australia. Earlier this month, Karl spent five days living below extreme poverty line to raise $1180.00 for the anti-poverty campaign "Living Below the Line."

Donations: https://give.everydayhero.com/au/2GHBrunforlegacy 

On 14 June 2013, 5 teams from the 2nd General Health Battalion (2 GHB) will run a total of 100km around Brisbane City (Southbank), using their strength to show ongoing support to Legacy and their committment to so many people in their time of need.

SQNLDR Vince Chong, Chair of DEFGLIS presented unique considerations for LGBTI victims of sexual assault during the ADF Sexual Misconduct Prevention and Response Office Conference in May.

"LGBTI people are targeted for sexual assault because of their gender, gender identity and sexual orientation," he said. "It is worthwhile ensuing that LGBTI people understand that SeMPRO supports everyone. There are numerous additional barriers that that LGBTI people need to be overcome to report sexual assault." 

More info: Link to conference presentation


International Day Against Homophobia and Transphobia will be celebrated in the Australian Defence Force this year with a number of events occurring at various units and bases around Australia.  DEFGLIS has put together a prezi to help raise awareness of LGBTI people and encourage greater inclusion.

Link to Prezi: http://prezi.com/oakg6ycmkm6q/lgbti-inclusion-international-day-against-homophobia/?kw=view-oakg6ycmkm6q&rc=ref-17044391



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