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 […]

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, […]

This Update is provided by The Hon Jane Prentice to our RAR Corporation’s Director Trevor Dixon’s  letter of request for support. “I write to you concerning the recent announcement by the Hon. Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Defence Personnel, about the current inquiry into military honours. As an advocate for Veterans, past, present and future, […]

The Australian Veterans Alliance have had one of their member groups working on tax issues that impact our most injured Veterans incapacity benefit’s under DFRDB and MSBS. They have asked the question of the ATO as to why compensatory payments in the form of Invalidity Benefits paid to Injured members of the ADF post discharge, […]

The WRA triennial process to determine ADF pay increases for 2017 -2020 is essentially on track and proceeding as expected. DFWA provides this Update: • It is currently at the CDF/Minister stage, so no specific details are available yet. • We understand the Defence Force Remuneration Tribunal (DFRT) will be given a progress report later in […]

The Royal Australian Regiment Association is delighted in the recent outcome for Trooper Evan Donaldson in the recognition of his SAS qualifications and his war service recognized whilst serving with that Regiment in Afghanistan, Iraq and Timor-Leste. The fight to have this service recognized, which was alleged to have been criminally altered in Trooper Donaldson’s […]

In his speech to the Senate this evening  “Recognition of service rendered – justice delayed is justice denied,” Sen. Burston identified a large number of servicemen who have been denied the recognition of their service and entitlements. He calls for an independent review by an expert panel – not drawn from government or Defence – to […]

The Indigenous daughter of a former Northern Territory government minister says people shouldn’t feel guilty for celebrating Australia Day on January 26. Alice Springs town councillor Jacinta Nampijinpa Price wrote on Facebook that changing the date wouldn’t help Aboriginal victims of domestic violence or children who miss out on school. READ MORE Follow Jacinta Price […]