The Returned & Services League of Australia welcomes the announcement of appointments to the Hon. Dan Tehan MP. Please click here for the media release Congratulations to the Hon. Dan Tehan.
RSL National is pleased to announce that it has signed on as principle sponsor for the 2016 Veterans' Film Festival. Often veterans' told their stories in RSL venues and the Film Festival offers a new way to share these stories and increase awareness of the issues faced by people who serve and their families. In 2015, the [...]
The Returned & Services League of Australia (RSL) has been tracking the policy announcements released in the lead up to the Federal election on 2 July 2016. Click here to see a table that summarises the policies announced prior to the election Table of Policy Releases.
The June issue of the National President's Newsletter is online now. This month's issue can be accessed here Issue 13. Previous issues are available on this site at http://rslnational.org/newsletters/
It is with great sadness that we share the news that has now been confirmed by the Department of Defence that a member of the Royal Australian Navy has died in the Middle East. Our thoughts are with his friends and family. The full media release can be read here: http://news.defence.gov.au/2016/06/16/death-of-a-royal-australian-navy-sailor-in-the-middle-east/
Congratulations to all recipients of Queen's Birthday awards. There are many serving and former service members on this year's list along with some RSL members. It's great to see your work recognised.
RSL National is sharing the transcripts of the addresses given by our key note speakers at the Centenary Conference. This will enable those who may not have been able to join us to see what was discussed. To access the materials please click on the headings below: Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd) Governor-General Address The Hon. Malcolm [...]
A Vietnam veteran who rose to the rank of Major after enlisting in the ADF is the RSL’s new National President. RSL NSW President Rod White AM RFD was elected to the RSL’s most senior position at its Annual General Meeting, in Melbourne, on 7 June 2016. Mr White succeeds Rear Admiral Ken Doolan AO, who has served as RSL [...]
The National President of the Returned and Services League of Australia (RSL) Rear Admiral Ken Doolan said the League welcomed the reversal of the decision to remove backdating of veterans’ disability pension claims. That said, there were several important veterans issues for which the RSL has strongly campaigned which were not included in the Budget. Please click [...]
In 2015, Aspen Foundation initiated discussions regarding the Ex Service Organisation (ESO) mapping project as a meaningful way to assist the ESO community. The Foundation wanted to recognise the special group of Australian's that have served and identify their changing needs. This project mapped the existing ESOs to highlight the areas where gaps and overlaps exist [...]