Its been over 16 day’s since Bandt’s rant and the RARA’s National President Michael von Berg’s demand for a public apology. The national media (minus) have been active in reporting the matter on TV, radio and press. Here is Radio 2 CC’s Rod McIntosh interview with Michael von Berg on 6 Jul 22. Bandt has […]

This issue has seen a major outpouring of condemnation of the Greens Party Leader, from veterans many questioning if it was his own personal opinion alone or the policy of his Party. Here is the letter from retired Lt Col Greg Shannon to his Ryan electorate MP, Elizabeth Watson-Brown “Dear Ms Watson-Brown Firstly, congratulations on […]

The RAR National Association’s President, Michael von Berg MC OAM has on behalf of our Regimental Family of current and past serving men and women and their families written an open letter to Adam Bandt in response to the Greens leader refusing to stand with the Australian flag AN OPEN LETTER Mr Adam Bandt MP […]

The Royal Commission has been established following an agreement by the Governor-General on 8 July 2021. The Government has now released the Terms of Reference for the Royal Commission. For more information on the Royal Commission, including the Terms of Reference and how to make a submission, please visit the Defence and Veteran Suicide Royal Commission […]

Hi Team, This Update brings you up to speed with a few issues in which I have been involved over the last few weeks and which hopefully will be influential in the Government’s decisions. Recognition for KIAs NOK Based on our RARA original submission and discussions at RARA Council meetings in relation to some form […]

This memo is to make you aware of the Terms of Reference consultation process for the Royal Commission and to discount any media and social media reporting where veterans and families may not feel confident in making submissions. The Royal Australian Regiment Association through its twelve Battalion Associations and the seven serving Battalions is urging […]

When I started to write this reflection things were looking pretty grim in the veteran community and on top of that it was raining cats and dogs, and  our lives continued to be affected by Covid.  With the angst that has come with the Brereton review,  lengthy delays in DVA being able to process compensation […]

National Council Meeting – 25th July 2020 Introduction The 2019/20 year has been a year for many of us, we would rather forget, but notwithstanding the complex and at times difficult conditions, this period has given the Board an opportune time  to review and assess our way forward as an Association in terms of advocacy, […]