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News & Articles of Interest

24 Jul 2011 DFRDB
Sitrep No.4 - The Siege - Consolidation

Launch of the website more.....
22 Jul 2011 View our July newsletter.
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18 Jul 2011 Lectures / Events at the Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne.
Click here to view what's on.  Details are also on our Calendar.
18 Jul 2011 What's on at the Shrine of Remembrance Melbourne.
Click here to view the exhibitions that are current / planned for this year.
18 Jul 2011 Click here for the latest issue of the Defence Force Welfare Associations (DFWA) newsletter "Camaraderie".
18 Jul 2011 2011 Celebrates the Centenary of the Royal Australian Navy.
As part of this celebration & to commemorate the 2011 Vietnam Veterans' Memorial Day, Upwey-Belgrave RSL will hold a Memorial Service on Sunday 21st August at the RSL commencing at 1300. Full details are on our Calendar page.
18 Jul 2011 BEST funding continues to support veteran community. More.....
18 Jul 2011 DFRDB
Letter from Peter Criss AM AFC Air Vice-Marshall (retd) to the Hon Dr M Kelly AM MP

The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Warren Snowdon, said the Gillard Labor Government is providing a tailored package of household assistance payments for the veteran and ex‑service community to deal with the impact of a carbon price. More.....
18 Jul 2011 DFRDB
A CALL TO ARMS - SITREP NO 3 ( The Siege Continues....)

We have been advised that the politicians now believe that our Campaign has lost its momentum, simply because they have not responded to any of our letters or emails and particularly as major media outlets have not taken up our story, at least to date.
How wrong they are! More.....
18 Jul 2011 DFRDB
An important message to all DFWA members re the Fair Indexation Bill - 30 June 2011. More.....
18 Jul 2011 DFRDB
Senate turns it's back on the Nations Service Men & Women. DFWA media release. More.....
07 Jul 2011 DFRDB

We have won the first fight and the enemy (oops, the politicians) have retreated into their dugouts inside Parliament House. More.....
06 Jul 2011 Pride of the Nation - Exhibition
Centenary of the Royal Australian Navy 1911- 2011
When: 8 July - 27 November 2011
Eastern Visitor Centre, Shrine of Remembrance, Melbourne.

In 2011 we commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Royal Australian Navy. Drawing extensively from the Naval Heritage Collection this exhibition follows the formation and endurance of Australia’s oldest service over 100 years. Sometimes referred to as the ‘silent service’ the exhibition brings recognition to the notable achievements and sacrifices of those who have served at sea.
The RAN entered the First World War in its infancy. Through trial by fire it emerged as an efficient and effective sea-going navy and a professional fighting service. It has since developed into a vital tool for diplomacy and maritime security in addition to its
peacekeeping and disaster relief efforts.

For further details
Tel: 03 9661 8107
The Minister Assisting the Prime Minister on the Centenary of Anzac, Warren Snowdon, today announced Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston, AC, AFC (Ret’d), had been appointed as the Chair of the new Anzac Centenary Advisory Board. More.....
The groundswell of discontent, anger and frustration is palpable and continues to grow rapidly in the Defence Community, both serving and ex members, as a result of the Senate’s rejection of the Defence Force Retirement & Death Benefits Amendment (Fair Indexation) Bill 2010. There is also a growing sense of betrayal by our Politicians as, despite this huge outpouring of disgust, they appear to be ignoring our plight….
04 Jul 2011 There is an email scam going around at the moment pretending to be from the Australian Taxation Office.  More.....
04 Jul 2011 Know Your Enemy - Diggers Versus The Gillard Government.
Article by Tess Lawrence in the Independent Australian 25 Jun 2011.  More.....
01 Jul 2011 The Minister for Veterans’ Affairs, Warren Snowdon, said from 1 July 2011 additional incentives will apply for veterans, war widows and widowers over the relevant pension age to remain in the work force. “The Work Bonus Scheme will be enhanced and will continue to support eligible income support pensioners to undertake some paid work by reducing or removing any adverse effect to their pension,” Mr Snowdon said. More.....


Anzac Centenary Events
2014 - 2018

The Anzac Centenary (2014 – 2018) will shine a spotlight on the commitment and sacrifice of those who served in the First World War.

Across Victoria, there will be a number of commemorative events marking key dates throughout the Centenary.


ANZAC Naval Commemorative Ball - 17 October 2015
The Naval Commemorative Committee Victoria, invite all serving ADF personnel, Australian and Allied Veterans along with family and friends, to attend the ANZAC Naval Commemorative Ball on Saturday 17 October 2015 at (New Venue) The Atrium, Flemington Racecourse, 448 Epsom Rd, Flemington (10 Minutes from the CBD).  Dance to the Music of the RAN Dance Band.  The Ball is open to all serving and former members of the ADF, NZDF, Reserves, Cadets, families, friends, Police, Emergency Services, our Allies and the General Public.
Full details at: and

Navy Ball Flyer.....
Navy Ball Information page.....
Navy Ball Booking Form.....

Should you wish to register an event, go to the Anzac Centenary website.