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  • 08/08/2018 03:54 PM

    Port Authority on-board with Australia’s Defence Reservists

    Members of Port Authority’s Newcastle marine operations team have taken to the water with Defence Reserves Support to show their support for Australia’s 19,700 defence reservists.

    There are 78,400 uniformed members of the Australian Defence Force and 19,700 of these are reservists, many of which hold full-time civilian employment.

    Port Authority is a registered ‘Supportive Employer’ of Defence Reserves — part of a group of organisations offering their support to reservists.

    Defence ReservesImage: Port Authority got together with Defence Reserves Support to showcase the important role played by Australia’s reservists

    To demonstrate the important role played by reservists to businesses in Newcastle, Port Authority joined Defence Reserves Support and a group of local employers for a day sailing on Newcastle Harbour on the sail training ship Young Endeavour.

    Defence Reserves Support is an organisation that supports reservists across Australia and abroad. It provides a link between the Australian Defence Force, employers and the community to increase understanding of the role played by Australian Reservists and to gain their support of their work.

    Onboard the training ship Young EndeavourImage: Members of Port Authority’s Newcastle marine operations team onboard the training ship Young Endeavour

    The Young Endeavour Youth Scheme is a not-for-profit organisation which provides young Australians with a unique, challenging and inspirational sailing experience at sea— and the program is made possible only with the assistance of local naval reservists.

    Find out more about Defence Reserves Support