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Great honour to speak at the opening of the 2017 Veteran Film Festival at the Australian War Memorial last night. Looking forward to the awards night on Saturday at the Australian Defence Force Academy. Please visit veteransfilmfestival.com for more info on screenings and seminars.
Tom Papas (Veterans Film Festival) and Jade Perry (Universal Pictures Australia) at last nights opening ceremony. Great evening and great film. Well done.
Preparations underway for tonight's Australian Premier of Universals 'Darkest Hour'. Opening film for the 2017 Veterans Film Festival at the Australian War Memorial.
Darkest Hour - Official International Trailer (Universal Pictures) HD Darkest Hour to open 2017 Veterans Film Festival
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Darkest Hour to open 2017 Veterans Film Festival
2017 Veterans Film Festival Trailer2 Max 720p The 2017 Veterans Film Festival will soon be playing out in Canberra.
Visit www.veteransfilmfestival.com to book your tickets.
The Last Post magazine The Last Post last week visited Sydney and then Canberra to attend firstly a seminar on Japan-Australia Post-War Reconciliation efforts and then the RSL National Conference 2017, both held at the Hotel Realm Canberra. On the Wednesday there was also a wreath laying ceremony held at the Australian War Memorial. On Wednesday night there was a cocktail function co-hosted with the Japanese Embassy and attended by Japanese Embassy staff and the Japanese Ambassador. On Thursday at the conference, Adrian Campbell from Rotary Camberwell accepted the Seeds of Peace, Peace Prize. The DVA, represented by Simon Lewis, spoke about the need to continue a good working relationship/partnership with the RSL. The theme of suicide prevention and PTSD was visited by speakers. The wonderful Sharon Bown, Wing Commander and on the council of the AWM and author and a contemporary veteran, spoke about the challenges she faced after suffering serious injuries, as an army nurse, in a helicopter crash in 2004. Sharon spoke about PTSD and the “fear of fear”. RSL National President Robert Dick played a major role in the conference that carried the theme, Be Part of The Change. The Last Post is hoping to interview Robert soon to speak about the challenges facing today’s RSL. On the Thursday also Connie Boglis spoke about the challenges faced following the suicide of her loving partner, Jesse Stephen Bird. Her speech, Changing Times was poignant. At the Conference dinner on Thursday night, The Stilettos entertained the crowd and The Last Post met up with film maker Tom Papas, who is putting together the Veterans Film Festival in Canberra in October and Chairman of Legacy Australia, Tony Ralph and Brandnet boss Stephen Davie. Keynote speeches from RSL National President Robert Dick and RSL National CEO, Georgie Macris were well appreciated. The Last Post will keep working with like-minded souls in the RSL to make sure the organisation continues as a successful as well as transparent and modern representative for veterans of all ages. Minister Tehan and Shadow Minister Amanda Rishworth MP also attended Mel Fawcett The Last Post out NOV 3
RSL National shared The Last Post magazine's post.
RSL ACT Branch http://www.actrsl.org.au/veterans-health-week/
Join us for VHW contact the office 02 6260 6344 to reserve your place.
Remount - 21 October 17
Canberra Martial Arts 24-25 October 17
Vida Wellness and Rehabilitation 26 October 17
Frontline Yoga 23-26 October 17
Pitch and Putt 27 October 17
RSL National shared RSL ACT Branch's post.
Talissa Papamau Was interviewed by RSL National CEO yesterday as part of a project leading up to their National Conference. The theme for which is 'Be a part of the change.'
Change which is sorely needed...
RSL National shared Talissa Papamau's post.
7 News Brisbane This year more than 50 veterans have taken their own lives.
This year more than 50 veterans have taken their own lives. A Gold Coast family who lost their son say a Senate Inquiry into soldier's suicide is not enough.


RSL National shared 7 News Brisbane's video.
Timeline Photos The RSL welcomes the release of the Senate Reference Committee on Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade Report -The Constant Battle: Suicide by Veterans Suicide.
RSL National Video News July 2017 : National CEO Georgie Macris with the RSL Bears RSL National Video Newsletter : July : RSL National CEO Georgie Macris and the RSL Bears.
RSL Bears, NSW, TAS & VIC State Congresses, South Australia, Invictus Games, Veterans Film Festival, RSL National Conference.
RSL Victoria https://www.facebook.com/permalink.php?story_fbid=1866733036980795&id=100009323510797
It has been a big week for Rob Webster. On Australia Day he received an OAM and today he becomes our 14th State President! Congratulations Dr Robert Webster OAM.
RSL National shared RSL Victoria's photo.
Between 1946 and 1988, Australia had overseas military bases in Japan, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong. A new research project at Monash University, in partnership with Macquarie University and Nanyang Technological University, wants to hear from Australians who wwere residents in these communities - including members of the forces, their partners or spouses and children. Participants will be asked to complete a questionaire about their experiences, memories and opinions about this time in their lives. If you would like to express an interest in completing a questionaire, please go to artsonline.monash.edu.au/australias-asian-garrisons

Alternatively you can contact the project officer: Dr Jodie Boyd
jodie.boyd@monash.edu o9r telephone 03-9905 2182
Team Invictus - Australia Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Minister Marise Payne, and Minister for Defence Personnel, the Hon Dan Tehan MP, today announced the 43 serving and former serving military personnel who will represent Australia at the 2017 #InvictusGames #aussieinvictus #IG17

SQNLDR Danny Jeffery
SQNLDR Paul McGinty
PLTOFF Nathan Parker
LAC Wade Roberts
LACW Melissa Roberts
PTE Danielle Close
LCPL Samantha Gould
CAPT Emma Kadziolka
SIG Kristin Lane
SGT Graeme Marshall
SPR Curtis McGrath
CPL Sonya Newman
PTE Christopher Rapson
SGT Peter Rudland
LCPL Gary Wilson
PO Latisha Baker
PO Ian McCracken
Peter Arbuckle
Davin Bretherton
Christopher Clark
Michael Collins
Tyrone Gawthorne
Michaela Gilewicz
Tim Grover
Craig Hancock
Jason Jinks
Heidi Joosten
Sean Lawler
Michael Lyddiard
Scott Maclean
Jason McNulty
David Neagle
Daniel Parker
Darren Robinson
Garry Robinson
Sarah Sliwka
Tony Sten
Stewart Sherman
Jamie Tanner
Sarah Watson
Jeff Wright
Donna Young
Richard Wassell
RSL National shared Team Invictus - Australia's post.
Timeline Photos 2017 Invictus Games Team Announcement : Australian Parliament House.
RSL National Video News June 2017 RSL National Video News : June 2017 : Mr Robert Dick : RSL National President
Timeline Photos RSL National added a new photo.
Team Invictus - Australia https://www.facebook.com/Team.Invictus.Australia/videos/1856336767959970/
Check out our new 2017 Australian Invictus Games promotional video! #aussieinvictus #invictusgames #IG17
RSL National shared Team Invictus - Australia's video.
Churchill Official Trailer CHURCHILL follows Britain’s iconic Prime Minister Winston Churchill in the days before the D-Day landings in June 1944. As allied forces stand on the south coast of Britain, poised to invade Nazi-occupied Europe, they await Churchill’s decision on whether the invasion will actually move ahead
Only the unflinching support of Churchill’s brilliant, unflappable wife Clementine can halt the Prime Minister’s physical and mental collapse and help lead him to greatness.
In cinemas across the country from June 8th.
A ticking-clock thriller following Winston Churchill in the 24 hours before D-Day. Starring Brian Cox, Miranda Richardson & John Slattery. Directed by Jonath...
Timeline Photos RSL National President Robert Dick calls for the NSW State President John Haines and the NSW State Council to vacate office immediately or face new charges of bringing the league into disrepute.
Timeline Photos RSL National added a new photo.
RSL National Video News May 2017 RSL National Video News : May 2017
Mr Robert Dick : RSL National President
2017 Anzac Awards

The National President of the Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL), Mr Robert Dick today congratulated The Rotary Club of Camberwell on being awarded the 2017 RSL ANZAC Peace Prize, and Mr Graeme Kernick, Mr Eric Giblett, Mr Nigel Allsopp, Mr Allan Scott, and Mr Steve Kyritsis OAM and the Glenelg Brass Band on being recognised for RSL ANZAC of the Year Awards. “The Rotary Club of Camberwell was selected by the RSL ANZAC Awards Committee for the award of the ANZAC Peace Prize in recognition of their inspirational secondary schools project the “Seeds of Peace” Program. The Program, together with the Seeds of Peace Book, is a motivational initiative designed to promote peace, engagement and awareness of the Centenary of ANZAC while it educates young Australians to become influential advocates for peace in their peer group and beyond”, Mr Dick said. The ANZAC Peace Prize is awarded by the RSL to recognise any outstanding effort by an Australian citizen who has promoted the concept of international understanding and who, in so doing, has made a contribution to world peace. “On behalf of the RSL National Board and Members of the RSL I also congratulate the 5 individuals and one organisation who have been selected for ANZAC of the Year Awards,” Mr Dick said. “They are exemplars of community service and an inspiration to all Australians.”
The ANZAC of the Year Awards are presented to recognise the efforts and achievements of up to seven Australians who have given service to their fellow Australians and to their community in a positive, selfless and compassionate manner. The 2017 recipients are:The Glenelg Brass Band of South Australia in recognition of their dedication and support of ANZAC commemorations in the wider Adelaide community for over 90 years. Mr Graeme Kernick of New South Wales in recognition of his long and dedicated service to the veteran and wider community of Forster-Tuncurry. Mr Eric Giblett of Western Australia in recognition of his tireless and selfless work as an advocate for the veteran community of Western Australia through the RSL, VVAA and SAS Association. Mr Nigel Allsopp of Queensland in recognition of his inspiring and dedicated commitment to the establishment of the Australian War Animal Memorial Organisation and its initiatives. Mr Allan Scott of Queensland in recognition of many years of dedicated service to the veteran and wider community of Innisfail. Mr Steve Kyritsis OAM of Victoria in recognition of his commitment to supporting veterans and the veteran community of Melbourne through the Hellenic RSL Sub-Branch, the Australian Hellenic Memorial Foundation, the Shrine of Remembrance and the Bayside Vietnam Veterans Memorial project.

For more information contact: Mr Robert Dick, National President on 0448 889 848
or Ms Georgie Macris, National CEO on 0427 253 392.

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