The AFPFMA has established a Welfare Fund for it’s members. It aims to provide relief and assistance to AFP Veterans, sworn and unsworn, and their families who are ‘in need’, or experiencing hardship or distress. This may include short term relief through cash (such as in the case of the bushfire victims) vouchers for house cleaning/gardening/ transportation, food shopping etc or short-term respite.
‘How are you?’ It’s a question we ask each other all the time, usually in passing. There’s one answer we expect to receive: ‘good’. And then we all get on with our day. Every now and then, we’re reminded that ‘How are you?’ is a really important question, and that we need to listen beyond the standard response. R U OK? Day on 10 September is the reminder we all need right now to check in with the people around us, and to really listen.