THE federal government is under pressure to stop “unfair discrimination” against military superannuants. Port Macquarie veteran Bill Lord, 93, says it is unfair that military superannuation pensions increase more slowly than other government-supported schemes like age and welfare pensions. “I can tell you, there is a deep, wounded feeling in the military as a society […]

The National President of the RAR Association,  Major General ‘Hori’ Howard has offered his deepest sympathies to the families of Sapper Jacob Moerland and Sapper Darren Smith who were killed in action in Afghanistan on Monday. Both men from 2nd Combat Engineer Regiment based in Brisbane were serving with the 1st Mentoring Task Force and […]

THE THREE WAYS TO HELP ARE: 1.  Donations  – Dig Deep Diggers! The campaign is being funded from donations and other revenue raising means. All donations will be receipted – unfortunately they are not tax deductible. Donors’ names, but not their amounts, will be published on our web site If you don’t want your name […]

Below is a link to a petition being promoted by Senator Steve Fielding on the issue of the gross unfairness of the current indexation arrangements for Military Superannuation Pensions. This is an opportunity to have your say and show the Government and all political parties the strength of our concern.

All we want is a fair go! The RAR Association as a major partner in the Alliance of Service and Ex-Service Organisation is appealing to everyone in the whole Defence community of serving and former service men and women, and their families, to support our campaign for superannuation pension justice. We want the Government to […]

THE NATIONAL SERVICE MEMORIAL AT THE AUSTRALIAN WAR MEMORIAL IN CANBERRA WILL BE DEDICATED ON WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 8, 2010. The National Council of the National Servicemen’s Association of Australia Incorporated and the Council of the Australian War Memorial have approved a fountain set in its own precinct on the Eastern side of the main entrance […]

ARMY’ THE SOLDIERS’ NEWSPAPER – 27 MAY EDITION Your fortnightly online copy of Army, the soldiers’ newspaper, is now available. • BODY ARMOUR PREVIEW: The Chief of Army will give troops in the Middle East a first look at the latest prototypes of the new Tiered Battle Armour System. • GREATER PROTECTION: The headline announcement […]

Private Benjamin Ranaudo was killed in action on the 18th July 2009 age 22 years when an anti-personnel explosive device detonated in the Baluchi Valley, near Tarin Kowt in the Uruzgan Province in Afghanistan. He was returned to Australia on Sunday, 26th July and laid to rest with full military honours on Friday, 31st July. […]