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IF IT DOESN’T ADD UP, SPEAK UP

The National Security Hotline 1800 123 400 is a vital component of Australia’s national counter-terrorism efforts. The nature of terrorism is changing, with callers providing information on the use of websites or social media platforms promoting violent extremist ideology, suspicious travel planning, and reports from people concerned that someone they know is becoming radicalised towards violent extremism. Even if…

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OPERATION K9 ASSISTANCE DOG PROGRAM

Operation K9 is a joint program provided by the Royal Society for the Blind and the Returned & Services League South Australia. Operation K9 assistance dogs are provided to eligible veterans of the Australian Defence Force who have been diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress. An Assistance (or Service) Dog is any dog that is individually…

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RSL Presidents Forum Video

RSL SA NT Presidents Forum 26/2/18. The forum was well attended by Sub-Branch representatives to be informed with reports on various issues; the introduction of CEO Kim Henshaw and to ask questions. View the 2h 38m video http://bit.ly/2G93jQi

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Korean War Service Medal Approved

VETERANS of the Korean War have been approved to wear the Republic of Korea War Service medal by the Governor-General, His Excellency General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK MC (Retd). As a foreign award, the Republic of Korea War Service Medal is not administered by Defence. Eligible veterans may purchase the replica medal from…

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VALOUR & VIOLETS – South Australians in the Great War

VALOUR & VIOLETS Close to 35,000 South Australians enlisted for service overseas during the Great War. Around 5500 never came back. Countless more returned with physical and psychological injuries that would affect them for the rest of their lives. Valour and Violets brings together for the first time the stories of the campaigns and battles…

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Overseas Anniversary Commemorations

As many Australians start to plan overseas trips for 2018, the Department of Veterans’ Affairs encourage those planning on attending international commemorative services to register early. Registration to attend overseas commemorations is now open and passes are provided at no cost: http://overseascommemorations.ticketek.com.au

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Australia Day Honours

Congratulations to SX11122 Bill McEvoy OAM, 2/48th Australian Infantry Battalion, Rat of Tobruk and Battle of El Alamein veteran (Plympton Glenelg RSL). Also David Lyas (Morphett Vale RSL), Trevor Whitelaw (Brighton RSL), David Helman (RAAFA). All worthy recipients of Medals of the Order of Australia.

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AE1 Submarine Found

Australia’s first submarine HMAS AE1 has been found, ending a 103 year maritime mystery. The Royal Australian Navy submarine was lost off Rabaul on 14 September 1914 with all personnel aboard. The fate of 800 ton AE1 and her 35 crew members has remained one of the persistent mysteries of Australia’s military history. We Will…

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