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811, 2016

RSL Statement – Independent Enquiry

November 8th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The RSL is determined to uphold the reputation of the league and its members in the midst of the recent allegations of misconduct by some individuals within the organisation.    statement-from-rsl-national-081116

2310, 2016

Interim National President

October 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

Statement from RSL National RSL National President Rod White is taking extended leave from his position to care for a family member. The deputy National President Robert Dick will be acting President in the interim. Robert has also been RSL Tasmania President since 2013 and an active member of the RSL since 1991. For more information visit https://rslnational.org/team/robert-dick/

2310, 2016

Statement from RSL National

October 23rd, 2016|Uncategorized|

"The RSL National Board is deeply perturbed by issues raised in the media regarding RSL NSW state council members, past and present, and will convene an emergency meeting on Tuesday to consider current legal advice and respond in the best interests of the League. The National Board is calling on RSL NSW to take strong and decisive action to restore public confidence in the State Branch and its executives by instituting full transparency and adopting a best practice approach to [...]

1710, 2016

RSL National Corporate Governance Statement

October 17th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Statement from RSL National An extraordinary meeting of the RSL National Board has moved to uphold public trust and confidence in the organisation. The Board has unanimously agreed to commission an external investigation into the payment of consultancy fees by the independent company RSL LifeCare to members of the RSL NSW State Council. The final terms of reference for the independent review are yet to be established but will encompass payments by RSL LifeCare commencing 2010. The report’s recommendations will [...]

1610, 2016

Veterans Film Festival Red Poppy Awards

October 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The second Veterans Film Festival Red Poppy Awards were held in Canberra, 15 October at the Australian War Memorial. “We have had over 250 submissions, from all ages, that explore diverse perspectives, outcomes and influences,” said Tom Papas, Festival Director. “The Jury faced a real challenge in selecting the best films on each category.” The Veterans Film Festival has now become an important event in the arts scene in Canberra, enabling us to take a journey through film with serving [...]

2809, 2016

Congratulations – 2016 Australian Father of the Year

September 28th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The RSL congratulates His Excellency General The Hon. David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), Governor of New South Wales on his recent appointment as the 2016 Australian Father of the Year. RSL National President, Mr Rod White, said “This announcement has given members of the RSL great joy in knowing that His Excellency has been recognised with this award. His continuing distinguished service to the Nation is clearly underlined by the support and guidance he has provide to his family and [...]

1409, 2016

Senate Inquiry into Suicide by Veterans and ex-Service Personnel

September 14th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Submissions close on 7 October 2016 The Terms of Reference are: Inquiry into suicide by veterans and ex-service personnel with particular reference to: the reasons why Australian veterans are committing suicide at such high rates, previous reviews of military compensation arrangements and their failings, the Repatriation Medical Authority’s Statements of Principles, claims administration time limits, claims for detriment caused by defective administration, authorised medical treatment, level of compensation payments, including defence abuse, as contained in all military compensation arrangements, to [...]

2608, 2016

The Wilson Brothers Commemoration Dinner

August 26th, 2016|Uncategorized|

RSL ACT will be hosting the Wilson Brothers Commemoration Dinner on Wednesday, September 21 2016. This dinner will be hosted at the Australian War Memorial. Use the following link to make your bookings; https://www.trybooking.com/221552

2208, 2016

RSL Yorketown Sub-Branch New Murals

August 22nd, 2016|ANZAC, News, RSL, Uncategorized|

We congratulate the Committee and members of the Yorketown Sub Branch in South Australia on their recent project to focus the local community on the Centenary of ANZAC by having hand painted murals depicting Australians wartime heritage. These not only look beautiful but show how the RSL can bring a community together, well done Yorketown and congratulations to the artist.

  • Australia in the Great War
    On 14 January 1942 the 2/30th Battalion laid an ambush for advancing Japanese troops at Gemas, Malaya. The ambush signalled the start of the of the larger Battle of Muar, which would last eight more days until 22 January. The ...
  • RSL Tasmania
    RSL Tasmania State Branch join in congratulating Mr Richard (Dick) Goodwin of our Channel RSL Sub Branch, on receiving the award of Kingborough Citizen of the Year 2019. You have worked long and hard, Dick, and the recognition is greatly ...
  • RSLWA
    Esperance Sub-Branch has recently created an honour board to recognise the service of their life members.
    Pictured with the board are life members George Starcevich, Merv Andre, Stan Starcevich and Dorothy Anđre.
    RSL National shared RSLWA's photo.
  • RSL New South Wales
    Happy 2019! Thank you for your support throughout 2018.
    RSL National shared RSL New South Wales's post.
  • RSL Tasmania
    RSL Tasmania wishes to advise that we are all back at work and wish everyone a happy and safe 2019. Our office is again open for its normal hours.
    RSL National shared RSL Tasmania's post.
  • RSL New South Wales
    Merry Christmas from the entire team at RSL NSW!
    RSL National shared RSL New South Wales's post.
  • Veterans Film Festival
    RSL National shared Veterans Film Festival's post.
  • RSLWA
    RSLWA Head Office will be closed from 12pm Friday 21st December 2018 through to Wednesday 2nd January 2019.
    WELFARE
    In the case of an emergency, our State Welfare Officer Rosalind Howat is contactable on 0417 905 742.
    Crisis Services are ...
  • Former senior Army official named as Australia's next governor-general
    Retired General David Hurley will replace current Governor-General Peter Cosgrove when the latter's five-year term as the Queen's representative in Australia comes to an end next year.
    RSL National shared a link.
  • RSLWA
    In case you needed something beautiful this morning. Have a read of this article about the Gary Sinise Foundation and the Snowball Express.
    Warning. You will need some Kleenex AUNZ.
    RSL National shared RSLWA's post.
  • Anzac Bears
    Download and listen/read five years of John Murray's Great War Diary on your personal mobile device or Kindle. A great summer read for the whole family.
    RSL National shared Anzac Bears's post.
  • RSLWA
    We are so thrilled to be able to assist in the return of family medals and memorabilia. 😍
    Pictured is our Marketing Officer handing over a lost 1914-1915 Star to the great nephew of a fallen ANZAC.
    A huge thank ...
  • Anzac Bears
    Squadron Leader Thomas M Paff, a member of Australian Invictus team donated an Anzac Bear to to St Joseph’s Primary School recently.
    You can also donate an Anzac Bear to your local primary school. Visit anzacbears.com.au to know more.
    RSL ...
  • Darren Chester MP
    This fine fellow is Jack Temple, and today he is celebrating his 100th birthday!
    Jack was born on 7 December 1918 and enlisted in the Australian Imperial Force on 3 August 1942 with the 57/60th Infantry Battalion, where he attained ...
  • Veterans Film Festival
    The Last Post magazine Remembrance Day 2018 is out now....
    RSL National shared Veterans Film Festival's post.
  • Veterans Film Festival
    Congratulation to @Geraint Hill from Stitching Pictures who has received his Beyond Blue #Poppy #Award for his film.
    An Unbeaten Path, won the award for the film which best promoted 'Hope, Recovery and Resilience'
    RSL National shared Veterans Film Festival's ...
  • Anzac Bears
    By working with the community and encouraging people to donate bears to their local school, the Tweed Valley- Murwillumbah Sub-branch has notched up more than 55 donated bears.
    RSL National shared Anzac Bears's post.
  • Anzac Bears
    Bossley Park Public School (Bossley Park High School) received Private Ernest Harvey donated by their ex-principal Graeme Brims. He arrived last Friday and became an important part of their Remembrance Day service.
    To donate a bear to a primary school ...
  • The last letters of Lark Force: An incredible tale of defiance and disaster
    In 1942, 395 letters written by Australian POWs fell from the sky.
    RSL National shared a link.
  • Open Arms - Veterans & Families Counselling
    You don't have to wait until there is a crisis before you seek help to improve your mental fitness.
    At-Ease.dva.gov.au is a website for serving and ex-serving community members. It has mental health tools to help you recognise the signs, ...
  • Poppy Appeal Australia
    Our heartfelt thanks to each and everyone of our volunteers, all those who wore a poppy, and everyone who paused to reflect with us.
    If you didn't manage to buy a poppy you can still donate online to support our ...
  • Anzac Bears
    Meet our first Bears to School student ambassador Aiden Davie from Canberra Grammar School.
    RSL National shared Anzac Bears's post.
  • Fantastic image taken at Kingston Beach, Tasmania. Thankyou Tim Pearce.
  • Poppy Appeal Australia
    Another heart warming tribute to Australians who have served in wars, conflicts and peace-keeping operations - 270,000 handmade poppies on the forecourt at Parliament House in Canberra.
    Photo courtesy The Australian
    RSL National shared Poppy Appeal Australia's post.
  • Veterans MC Federal Chapter, Canberra Australia
    RSL National shared Veterans MC Federal Chapter, Canberra Australia's post.
  • RSLWA
    Lest We Forget
    RSL National shared RSLWA's photo.
  • Veterans MC Federal Chapter, Canberra Australia
    RSL National shared Veterans MC Federal Chapter, Canberra Australia's post.
  • RSL New South Wales
    Remembrance Service at ANZAC Memorial in Hyde Park. Lest We Forget.
    RSL National shared RSL New South Wales's live video.
  • Anzac Bears
    When you go home, tell them of us and say, for their tomorrow we gave our today.
    RSL National shared Anzac Bears's post.