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The Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies - Australia (RUSIDSS-A) aims to provide and promote a professional and balanced informed debate to improve public awareness and understanding of defence and national security.
The Institute gratefully acknowledges the valued support received from the Department of Defence in its mission.
RUSIDSS-A Offices located at Defence
RUSIDSS-A and USI of the ACT Offices and Call Centre at Defence Campbell Park
RUSIDSS-A is a Company, whose Members are independently constituted Australian state and territory chapters, headquartered in Canberra, ACT. It is a non-profit organisation registered with the ACNC and is a Company limited by Guarantee managed by ACNC and ASIC. It provides educational, research and related services through its library services, website, journals and periodicals, regular presentations, conferences and seminars and visits to military installations. It has a long tradition of serving the community by promoting a better understanding of defence and national security. This includes an understanding of Australian defence strategy, contemporary and historic conflict, developments in military science and technology and all aspects of defence and security as they relate to Australia now and into the future. It has several thousand members in all states and the ACT and include serving and retired members of the Australian Defence Force and other interested in defence and national security.
Membership is open to all who have an interest in national security and defence. Members join one of the constituent Bodies, and can do so through this website, or directly with one of the state bodies. State bodies conduct an extensive program of guest speaker presentations and other activities.
The United Services Institute of the Australian Capital Territory and the Field Marshal Sir Thomas Blamey Memorial Fund are delighted to announce that the 2019 ACT Blamey Oration will be delivered by former Chief of Defence of the Netherlands, General Peter Van Uhm AO (Retd). The working title for the Oration is Strategic Leadership.
This special event will be held at the National Arboretum, Canberra, on Tuesday 12 November 2019 at 1900 for 1930 hours.
You can register here or by contacting our office (T: 02 6266 3446; E: email@example.com).
Ticket prices are:
USI/RUSI members: $98/head
If you are using direct debit to our bank account, please ensure you include your name and invoice number in the reference when paying.
Ticket prices include pre-dinner drinks, a three course dinner and wine at the table.
Members please note: partners and other guests are most welcome, but there is no "first guest at member price" discount for this event; your non-member guests will need to join USI of the ACT to secure the member price or be registered at the non-member price.
We regret that, due to protocols at this venue, we cannot offer refunds for cancellations after 4 November.
Dress for this event is lounge suit.
(Photo & bio: Van Uhm)
The 2019 ACT Blamey Oration is proudly sponsored by L3Harris, PwC, the Department of Home Affairs and the Department of Defence.
Interested RUSI Members, Service Members and the Public are encouraged to examine the attached list of surplus military books which are for sale at very reasonable prices. The proceeds will go towards the movement of the RUSIDSS NSW Library to the Hyde Park Memorial. Interested persons may contact Vice President John Hutcheson at 02 93932325 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
RUSI of NSW generates a monthly Newsletter for RUSI NSW Members and non-members. We are now offering this to visitors to the national website. Back copies will be made available in the future. Contact 02 9393 2325/ email@example.com for more information.
RUSI of SA publishes and promotes National Security and Defence through its Newsletter "Sensor". Back copies are available by contacting the Editor."The Sensor" RUSIDSS-SA Summer/Autumn 469 Newsletter
RUSI of Tasmania issues the Gazette to inform Members and their guests of forthcoming events, presentations and Papers delivered at their functions. Please see below for their latest details.
RUSI of Western Australia NewsletterRUSI of Western Australia Newsletter August 2018 Edition
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