Stephen Dunn

What is the Safeguarding Australia’s Military Secrets Bill 2023? The Safeguarding Australia’s Military Secrets (SAMS) Bill 2023 (the SAMS Bill) was introduced into Parliament in September 2023 to amend the Defence Act 1903. Submissions were invited, and closed on 16 November 2023. The Bill passed through the Senate on 27 March, and will take effect 28 days […]

Members,  You may recall from my last update that Committee was keen to continue to commemorate the Regimental Battle Honours at the appropriate memorials with Kapyong in April, Coral/Balmoral in May, Long Tan in August, and Maryang San in October. I still think it is important that we continue to mark these Regimental events in […]

I received the very sad news that David Kibbey passed away on 24 December 2021 at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital in Sydney after a long illness. His funeral will be held on Tuesday 4 Jan 21 at 1300 at St Christopher’s Manuka followed by internment at the Woden Cemetery at about 1430. There will […]

Australia joined its allies in the Middle East after the 9/11 terrorist attacks in the United States. On 11 July 2021, the Defence Minister Peter Dutton confirmed that after twenty years, all Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel had departed Afghanistan, bringing our nation’s longest war to a close. He has advised that a national day […]

The Royal Australian Regiment Association ACT is saddened to learn of the death of Major General the Honourable Michael Jeffery AC AO CVO MC FRSN, on 18 December 2020 at the age of 83. Major General Jeffrey was a brave soldier and a statesman at the highest level, rising to serve as Australia’s twenty-fourth Governor-General. […]

MEDIA RELEASE Thursday, 12 November 2020 VETERANS and their families in Western Australia will benefit from a new chapter in supporting wellbeing and support services with the official opening of the first Veteran Wellbeing Centre, ANZAC House Veteran Central. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester congratulated the Returned and Services League of Western Australia (RSL […]

The Government is creating a new National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention (The National Commissioner), in recognition of the need for concerted action to address the unacceptably high rates of suicide among the Australian Defence Force member and veteran communities. Attached below is a letter from the Secretary of the Attorney-General’s Department, Chris […]

The 2020 Vietnam Veterans Remembrance Service, to remember those who died and who served in the Vietnam War, will be conducted on the 18th August at the National Vietnam Memorial, Anzac Parade, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am. The program has been reduced in format and the number of invitees due to the impact of […]

Royal Australian Regiment Corporation (RARC) Advocacy 2020-2021   The RARC is the national peak body representing the officers and soldiers who have served, are serving or will serve in the Royal Australian Regiment and their families. The Regiment was formed on 23 November 1948 and today the RARC includes the Australian Regular Army Infantry Battalion Associations, […]

The Royal Australian Regiment Association – ACT held it’s Annual General Meeting on Tuesday 21 April 2020 by virtual meeting using ZOOM on line. The minutes the meeting and the President’s report are attached.