COSBOA is very proud to support the Australian Defence Reserves. Our Chairman Paul Nielsen is on the National Council for the Defence Reserves Support Council and support small businesses who can participate in this activity. This part of the armed forces are very proactive with small business and contribute enormously to national security in what are concerning times.
Apparently some 15% of reservists are from small businesses and that shows that where possible we are more than happy to see our employees in this space. There are also many self employed people who do not employer others (contractors and home based businesses) who take time from their business to participate in defence activities.
Not all small businesses have the capacity to work with the reservists but we know that they support the concept.
Hear more at the Vodafone National Small Business Summit about Small Business and its part in National Security and the Defence Reserves.
Example of a Defence Reserves Event
The Defence Reserves Support Council ACT & SE NSW hosted the 2015 Defence Reserves Support Council National Employer Support Awards at the Australian War Memorial on 27 May 2015.*
The ceremony included the ACT & SE NSW 2015 Employer Support Awards. The Defence Reserves Support Council in each State and Territory sponsors the Employer Support Awards, try which are aimed at giving employers formal and public recognition of their contribution to Defence Reservists in their workforce.
Reservists nominate their employers and the Awards are presented to those, who in the view of the State Defence Reserves Support Council, have provided continued and significant support to the Reservists in their employment.
The National Award winners are drawn from State and Territory winners.