Australian Army soldiers wave to the crew of an Iraqi Army helicopter as it departs at the conclusion of training at Taji Military Complex, Iraq. Australia has successfully completed its training mission at Taji Military Complex in Iraq, bringing the major training mission to an end after more than five years and 10 Australian and […]

                A Lucky Country that Used to Be. Once upon a time our nation was free of internal strife; the treasury was healthy; industry and agriculture were booming, while huge deposits of rich resources were being discovered. The lucky country was flourishing.  The lessons from war had been relearnt yet again. The RSL quite rightly preached […]

PAUL MALEY The Australian – National Security Editor – June 1, 2020 A long-running inquiry into possible war crimes committed by Australian special forces in ­Afghanistan is unlikely to allege criminal wrongdoing by individual soldiers and will instead identify potential incidents requiring further investigation. As the Inspector-General of the Australian Defence Force Maj-Gen Paul Brereton […]

TOMORROW marks the 75 day countdown to when Australia will commemorate the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War on 15 August – also known as Victory in the Pacific Day. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester said this year we have a unique opportunity to capture and share the stories of […]

Open Arms – Veterans & Families Counselling (Open Arms) continues to provide 24-hour free and confidential counselling, support and suicide prevention training in the pandemic environment. As a part of Open Arms partnership with RSL to deliver mental health training to the veteran community I am pleased to announce the expansion of our suite of […]

This brochure outlines the work being done by the Vung Tau Veterans and Friends Children’s Fund (VTVFCF) and may be of interest to you to support. The South Australian committee will be discussing possible support for the group at their next meeting this coming Thursday. Download Brochure View Brochure Online Regards Michael MummeryPresident9 RAR SA […]

Support for the mental health needs of younger veterans has today received a boost with more than $1 million in grants or eight projects which will be delivered by ex-service organisations (ESOs) and other veteran community organisations. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester said the latest round of the Supporting Younger Veterans grants has provided […]

ADF trialling new soft body armour An initial $1 million contract with Craig International Ballistics will see the ADF receive 750 soft armour inserts to replace in-service armour. Read more… READ MORE Powered by WPeMatico

As if the physical and mental stresses of combat are not enough, soldiers at the heart of the matters must now face scrutiny from so-called legal experts. The Afghanistan inquiries enter new, unfamiliar territory in Australian military jurisprudence.  READ MORE Powered by WPeMatico

Australian Defence Force Retirees Association Inc.No. A0108026RWe represent the interests of Defence Force Retirees regarding their Superannuationwww: Email: [email protected] IntroductionDue to COVID-19 and related factors, this will be a brief update. CDDA ApplicationLast month, Herb submitted a General Compensation for Detriment caused by Defective Administration (CDDA) application to extend his initial claim beyond the scope […]

TOMORROW is the International Day of United Nations (UN) Peacekeepers, which provides an opportunity for all Australians to show their respect to those who have served and contributed to global peacekeeping. Minister for Veterans’ Affairs Darren Chester said Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel, police and civilians have been involved in more than 50 multi-national peacekeeping […]

Current and former Australian Defence Force (ADF) members may be eligible for legal assistance, or financial assistance to obtain legal assistance, for matters related to their service with Defence. Civil and Criminal Proceedings Current and former ADF members may be eligible for Commonwealth financial assistance for civil or criminal legal proceedings in which they are […]