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Wishing Australia's Defence Personnel a Merry Christmas


The Federal Labor Defence team would like to wish all of our ADF personnel a happy and safe holiday season.

As many of our military families take time over the festive season to be together, we also remember the 2,350 men and women on deployment across the globe who cannot be with their loved ones this year.

We thank those men, women and families who have sacrificed their time together at this time of year as they continue their deployments.

Closer to home, we also recognise many defence families find themselves on new postings at this time of year, and wish them the best of luck as they move around the country to their new communities.

The work, commitment and sacrifice of our ADF personnel this year to keeping our nation safe is unparalleled.

Like all Australians, Labor appreciates the dedication of those whose service keeps them away from their loved ones.

If you would like to show your support for ADF personnel this festive season, you can send a message to or donate to a charity supporting personnel and their families.