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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.

  • 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.
  • The Last Post Magazine Remembrance Day 2018
    In this arts-focused edition, TLP looks at Picnic at Hanging Rock, Max Dupain, and speak with Anne Lambert, Ben Quilty and William McInnes.
    RSL National shared a link.
  • RSL Tasmania
    RSL National shared RSL Tasmania's note.
  • RSL New South Wales
    March, 1918. C-company arrives to take its turn in the front-line trenches in northern France led by the war-weary Captain Stanhope (Sam Claflin). A German offensive is imminent, and the officers (Paul Bettany, Stephen Graham Tom Sturridge) and their cook ...
  • RSL Tasmania
    Have you got your tickets yet for the Australia v South Africa game on November 11 at Blundstone Oval? Don't forget that we've got an exclusive offer thanks to Cricket Australia, where you can get 15% off tickets - as ...
  • RSLWA
    Thanks to the amazing work of our volunteers, the first part of the 62,000 poppy display is now installed in Kings Park!
    We've been so overwhelmed with support, we are unable to accept any more volunteers for Friday's planting. However, ...
  • RSLWA
    Yesterday the sod at the new ANZAC House site was officially turned by Peter Tinley AM, Mark McGowan, Rita Saffioti MLA, RSLWA President Peter Aspinall AM and RSLWA CEO John McCourt.
    Construction is now underway and set to meet the ...
  • Anzac Bears
    Victoria Cross recipient Keith Payne visited Dundula Bakers School, Bakers Creek to meet the students and present them an Anzac Bear. The event was covered by 7 News Mackay.
    To donate a bear to your choice of school please visit ...
  • Arts / Film ‘veterans’ awarded as festival closes
    THE prizewinners for the Veterans’ Film Festival were named on the weekend by director Tom Papas as the event drew to a close at Capitol Cinemas in Manuka. Papas told those present for the screenin…
    RSL National shared a link.
  • RSLWA
    Thanking a veteran or currently serving member of the Australian Defence Force is not something many Aussies do.
    With returned soldiers, then and now, often facing unique challenges — from battle-related conditions such as wounds or post-traumatic stress disorder to ...
  • WILKO-fit
    AB Miller #anzacbears off on his first school visit #ig2018sydney
    RSL National shared WILKO-fit's photo.
  • 7th Light Horse - Australian Horse
    Today Trooper Jones from the Anzac Bear collection visited the Australian War Memorial on the 101st Anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba and the Centenary of the end of hostilities in the Sinai - Palestine campaign.
    Soon Trooper Jones will ...
  • Poppy Appeal Australia
    We are delighted to have the Hyundai A-League supporting the Poppy Appeal in 2018. ⚽ As part of the Hyundai A-League #RemembranceRound this week, commemoration activities will be part of all matches around the country.
    You can grab tickets to ...
  • Veterans Film Festival
    What a great festival! Huge thank you to all the people involved in the 4th Veterans Film Festival - the filmmakers from across the world, our special guests, the sponsors, the audience, the judges, the helpers and all those who ...
  • Poppy Appeal Australia
    Remember this November #thankyou #thanksforserving #poppyappeal www.poppyappeal.com.au
    RSL National shared Poppy Appeal Australia's post.
  • RSL Victoria
    We had the pleasure of catching up with our former State President Major General David McLachlan AO last week.
    McLachlan began his military service career as a graduate of the Officer Cadet School, Portsea in 1959 and served in the ...
  • RSL Tasmania
    With the upcoming Australia v South Africa ODI at Blundstone Arena being played on Remembrance Day, Cricket Australia is giving us a special offer to share for the event.
    By clicking on the link below and entering the discount code ...
  • RSLWA
    Capital Radio 101.7 FM & Capital Digital’s “The Listening Post”, hosted by Tony Howes, this Monday, November 5th from 6 to 8 pm, throws an emphasis on the Navy.
    Special guest is Richard Usher, a veteran of both the Royal ...
  • George Pullar and Julian Maroun from Foxtels Fighting Season, with their ANZAC Bear at the Veterans Film Festival in Canberra.
  • Photos from RSL National's post
    Adam Lunney with his ANZAC Bear at the Veterans Film Festival watching Spitfire prior to launching his book Ready to Strike.
    RSL National added 2 new photos.
  • Veterans Film Festival
    Free Screening of Fighting Season (2 Episodes) followed by Q&A with George Pullar (Jarrod)_ and Julian Maroun (Pepsi) along with Kylie du Fresne Producer and Blake Asyhford writer.
    Event Cinema's Nov 3 @ 2pm
    Fighting Season - Australia (Rated: Ma+) ...
  • RSL Tasmania
    Eager to get along to the Centenary of Armistice Remembrance Concert but forgot to buy tickets in advance - DON'T WORRY!!
    We've made sure there are tickets available for purchase on the day from the door. Make sure you get ...
  • Veterans Film Festival
    Free Screening of Fighting Season (2 Episodes) followed by Q&A with George Pullar (Jarrod)_ and Julian Maroun (Pepsi) along with Kylie du Fresne Producer and Blake Asyhford writer.
    Event Cinema's Nov 3 @ 2pm
    Fighting Season - Australia (Rated: Ma+) ...
  • Veterans Film Festival
    Tonight we are thrilled to screen the Australian premiere of TransMilitary, a documentary about transgender people in the military and their fight for equality.TransMilitary chronicles the lives of four individuals defending their country’s freedom while fighting for their own. They ...
  • Veterans Film Festival
    Meet Adam at the launch of his wonderful book on the Australians that flew the greatest flying machine ever; Saturday Nov 3 from 12 pm at Manuka's Capitol Theatre. The book launch will be followed the VFF's Special Screening of ...