Held annually, the aim of the Awards night is recognise employers from throughout the State who ‘go above and beyond’ to support Australian Defence Force Reservist employees.
Winners of the Award categories were:
- Private Sector – Small: Avisure Pty Ltd
- Private Sector – Medium: Protegas Australai Pty Ltd
- Private Sector – Large: WSP Australia Pty Ltd
- Not for Profit: Seventh-day Adventist Church (South QLD Conference) Ltd
- Public Sector: Brisbane City Council
- Honourable Mention Public Sector: Department of Intensive Care Services, Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital
- Honourable Mention Private Sector – Small: Pipework and Engineering Services Pty Ltd
Brisbane-based Navy Reservist Captain Anthony Holley nominated his civilian employer Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital for the awards in recognition of their flexible leave arrangements and supportive working environment.
“RBWH has continued to support my ADF service, always ensuring my availability when required,” CAPT Holley said.
“The supportive military leave practices have allowed me to complete multiple deployments to the Middle East and a range of domestic activities including Operation Bushfire Assist 2019-20 and Operation Covid-19 Assist.
“Senior hospital management has always seen my ADF activities as important and immediately made adjustments to accommodate service requirements.”
Head of Joint Support Services Division Major General Douglas Laidlaw, AM, CSC congratulated Award winners and thanked all employers throughout Queensland who support their Defence Reservist employees.
“The Employer Support Awards acknowledge the contributions made by employers of reservists,” MAJGEN Laidlaw said.
“Every day, employers throughout the nation support reservists through a range of flexible working arrangements and policies. The support provided is not only valued by the reservist, but more broadly the entire Australian Defence Force.”
Employing a Reservist makes good business sense. As well as the personal attributes reservists bring to a workplace, there is a range of incentives on offer for support to employers.