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News & Articles of Interest

27 Jun 2011 Helen Nash (widow LCDR John Nash) is seeking assistance with a submission I am attempting to put together regarding the deaths of Navy servicepersons which may be due to time served within Vietnam. More.....
24 Jun 2011 The Minister for Veterans' Affairs today announced funding for 87 new projects across every State and Territory of the nation to help honour the service of Australia's veteran community.
23 Jun 2011 Brigadier Neil Weekes about his concern that the Government has failed to honour its pre-election commitment and it has failed to heed the advice of a number of previous external reviews the majority of which indicated that the CPI was inappropriate to index the DFRB/DFRDB superannuants' "pensions". Along with the email is a copy of a registered letter to each of the following: Senators Wong, Xenophon, Brown and Lundy, as well as to the Prime Minister and Tony Abbott. More.....
21 Jun 2011 View our June newsletter.
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20 Jun 2011 Letter to the Prime Minister Julia Gillard from the National President of the Australian Federation of TPI's re the affect of the carbon tax on disabled veterans and their families.  More.....
20 Jun 2011 Labor, Greens and Senator Xenophon SCUTTLE Fairer Indexation of Veterans’ Superannuation Pensions

Military superannuants have been denied fair, just and equitable indexation of their pensions following the disgraceful actions of the Labor Government, The Greens and Independent Senator Xenophon in voting against the Coalition’s Defence Force Retirement and Death Benefits Amendment (Fair Indexation) Bill 2010. More.....
20 Jun 2011 More Women At Sea In Submarines.
Minister for Defence Science and Personnel Warren Snowdon has cleared the way for more women to serve in Navy submarines by formally approving shared female and male accommodation on board every boat.  More.....
20 Jun 2011 100 Years of the Royal Australian Navy. View the publication online.
20 Jun 2011 Navy Clearance Divers deliver the Royal Australian Navy Centenary book and stamps by fast-roping from a Sea King helicopter of 817 Squadron.
11 Jun 2011 Avatars train on Navy’s future ship
Sailors will be able to use 3-D avatars to train on ships that are currently under construction thanks to cutting edge simulation technology being used in Australia. More.....
11 Jun 2011 AVCAT 2012 Scholarships, Bursaries & Grants
The 2012 Applications open on 18 August, 2011.

The Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) gives financial assistance to help selected children & grandchildren of the Australian Ex-Service Community with the costs of tertiary education. Selection is of the most deserving candidates of merit, who, without our help, would be unable to start or complete studies without financial difficulty. Applicants are considered for all schemes for which they are eligible. More.....
10 Jun 2011 The 2950 Tonne French Floreal class Frigate FNS Vendémaire will be in Melbourne from Friday 17th June to Tuesday 21st June.
08 Jun 2011 Minor War Vessel Fleet concentration period.
Footage during recent Minor War Vessel exercise. More.....
08 Jun 2011 Chief of Navy handover - video. Open
08 Jun 2011 Chief of Navy arriving in Sydney aboard HMAS Success - video. Open
02 Jun 2011 Defence Service Organisations welcome House of Representatives' acknowledgement of the unique nature of military service & support for fair indexation of military superannuation.

The Fair Indexation Bill is expected to be debated in the Senate later this month: please continue your lobbying activities, whether they be letters, phone calls, emails or faxes or personal meetings with your local Member of Parliament, Senator or Minister.

 MR ROBERT: To move—That this House:

(1) notes that:

(a) military service is unique and comes with inherent risks not applicable to other public service jobs;

(b) Australia's service personnel, past and present, after giving so much to their nation, deserve to live out their lives in the knowledge that they have financial security; and

(c) approximately 56 000 retired military personnel who are members of the Defence Force Retirement and Deaths Benefits (DFRDB) scheme and the Defence Forces Retirement Benefits (DFRB) scheme have their military pensions indexed only to movements in the Consumer Price Index (CPI); and

(2) calls on all Members to support the:

(a) concept of the unique nature of military service; and

(b) Coalition's policy to index the military pensions to members of the DFRDB and DFRB schemes who are aged 55 and over, to the higher movements in the CPI, Male Total Average Weekly Earnings or the Pensioner Beneficiary Living Cost Index.

Alliance of Defence Service Organizations (ADSO) press release.

All 150 Members of the House of Representatives have today supported the Coalition’s plan for fairer indexation of military superannuation pensions.  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.