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Defence & Veteran Suicide Prevention

NEWS HEADLINES  AFA Letter to the Minister for Veterans' Affairs on Defence and Veteran suicide prevention In a letter to the Minister for Veterans Affairs, the Air Force Association has reaffirmed its support for the appointment of a National Commissioner for Defence...

WINGS Summer Edition Out Now!

NEWS HEADLINES  The latest edition of Wings magazine - the official publication of the Air Force Association - is out now. Please click on the image below to access or subscribe for your hard copy here.     MORE NEWS 

IGADF Inquiry Into Alleged War Crimes

NEWS HEADLINES   Official Air Force Association Response to IGADF Inquiry into Alleged War Crimes Committed By Australian Troops in Afghanistan   The Air Force Association is concerned the media and other reporting of the alleged war crimes committed in...

Closing the Bracelets – Magpie 91 (Video)

NEWS HEADLINES        Tuesday 3 November 2020 marked the 50th Anniversary of the loss of No 2 Squadron Canberra aircraft callsign “Magpie 91”. Tuesday 3 November 2020 marked the 50th Anniversary of the loss of No 2 Squadron Canberra aircraft callsign “Magpie 91”. A...

From the National President’s Desk – Oct 2020

NEWS HEADLINES From the National President's Desk - October 2020 Air Force Association Foundation In my September 2020 newsletter, I mentioned the National Board (AFA Ltd) was to discuss the establishment of a national charitable foundation. On September 29th, the...

The 50th Anniversary of the Loss of Magpie 91

NEWS HEADLINES Tuesday 3rd November marks the 50th Anniversary of the loss of Magpie 91. Group Captain Carl Schiller, OAM, CSM (Retd), National President of the Air Force Association shares the story of the eventual repatriation of Flying Officer Michael Herbert and...

Productivity Commission Report – Interim Response

NEWS HEADLINES  The Interim Response to the Productivity Commission Report, A Better Way to Support Veterans, has been tabled in Parliament. The Interim Response to the Productivity Commission Report, A Better Way to Support Veterans, has been tabled in Parliament....

The Federal Budget – What It Means For Veterans

NEWS HEADLINES AFA National President, Carl Schiller, OAM, CSM, provides a summary of the Federal Budget as it relates to veterans. On 7th of October, I attended  Ex-Service Organisation Round Table (ESORT) Meeting, hosted by the Secretary, DVA, on the Government’s...

Interim National Commissioner Appointed

NEWS HEADLINES  The Attorney-General, Christian Porter has appointed Dr Bernadette Boss CSC as the interim National Commissioner for Defence and Veteran Suicide Prevention. This is the next step in the Federal Government’s efforts to combat suicide in veterans and...