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News at the RARA SA

This week’s news RARA-SA – News – Week Ending Friday 2nd June 2023  

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Army News Edition Issue 1535

In this edition of Army News   May 25, 2023 Welcome to the latest edition of Army News. Click HERE to read this edition. DEFENCE STRATEGIC REVIEW: Blueprint for the future – Page 2 EX VIPER STRIKE: Diggers relish combat drills … Continue reading

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DVA Budget Information [SEC=OFFICIAL]

DVA Budget 2023-24 presentation Budget 2023-24 Factsheet – Supporting Veterans – Volunteer Training in Suicide Recognition and Intervention 2023-24 Federal Budget – Sec ESORT message

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Military super phase 2 remediation

Affected by the Douglas decision? The ATO may send you a letter The Australian Taxation Office (ATO) is sending letters to some veterans who are affected by the Douglas Full Federal Court decision for the 2010-11 to 2019-20 income years. … Continue reading

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Government announcement on legislation reform consultation

Legislation Reform booklet I am reaching out to let you know that the Minister for Veterans’ Affairs and Defence Personnel, The Hon Matt Keogh MP, has today announced that the Government will be undertaking consultation with the veteran community and … Continue reading

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Latest RARA SA Infantryman

Infantryman December 2022 For  August 2022 Infantryman August 2022 – Copy April 2022  Infantryman 8 April 2022 and, for December 2021 https://flipbookpdf.net/web/site/372aa22cf26e4539e706972f04490333e07abcad202112.pdf.html  

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Latest media releases from Veteran Affairs

NEW   ROYAL COMMISSION INTO DEFENCE AND VETERAN SUICIDE INTERIM REPORT ABS Census slides – July 2022 Financial Assistance  Helping Veterans to Stay at Home Additional mental health support for white card holders  

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Film posted by John Neervoort

I have posted a number of videos on Youtube of film that I took on 6RAR’s second tour in 1969-70. Each video is about 5 minutes long.  There is no commentary, just appropriate sounds of aircraft/guns/armour and background music. I … Continue reading

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The Casualty List

The Casualty List has been off line for some time, here it is revived. Note by clicking on the sub-headings, unit or coy/pl for example, you can then filter your searches. http://www.thecasualtylist.com/

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National Servicemen in Combat

An interesting read    National-Servicemen-in-Combat Courtesy Dave Wilkins OAM and 5RAR Website

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RSL Virtual War Memorial – Updated site

If you have not visited this site yet, it is very interesting and has some current members of the RARA SA on it, including the President, Mike von Berg MC OAM and Robert “Dogs”Kearney. https://rslvirtualwarmemorial.org.au/

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DFRDB Matters

100719 version REDRESS OF DFRDB PENSION INJUSTICE FOR FORMER ADF PERSONNEL

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Two Items Worth Revisiting

Click on the image for improved viewing, 1967 I think. Join Army

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RCB Update

Please view the latest news on the RCB campaign here RCB Update There is an extensive history to this campaign under the Advocacy tab (above).

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Pocket Book for National Servicemen

Courtesy of the 5RAR website, here is some historical information which may help revive a number of fading memories http://www.5rar.asn.au/history/information-book-for-nashos.pdf

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‘He should have died’: the Vietnam veteran who never really returned

Please take the time to read this article which is primarily about Michael McKernan’s book, “When This Thing Happened”. The title defers to Michael Stawyskyj’s constant reference to the moment in Vietnam in 1969 – “When this thing happened”.  Michael Stawyskyj is the … Continue reading

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