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Tuesday 29 October 2019 (Start Time: 1300), Anzac Memorial Auditorium
Hyde Park South, Sydney
Speaker: Peter Jennings, Executive Director, ASPI
Subject: Does Australia need a 'Plan B' for its Defence policy?
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 title for the Oration is In a faster changing world, we need the right 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.
Wednesday 27 November 2019 (1300 'till 1700), Parliament House
Macquarie Street, Sydney
4th INTERNATIONAL DEFENCE AND SECURITY DIALOGUE
Subject: Managing Strategic Tensions in the South China Sea
The Council of USI of the ACT is pleased to announce the Institute's Annual Christmas Drinks, to be held at the Officers Mess of the Royal Military College, Duntroon, from 1700-1900 hours on Thursday 28 November 2019.
This event provides an opportunity for members and guests to network in a relaxed social setting while marking the close of a successful 2019 program and looking forward to an exciting 2020.
Tickets are once again just $10 per head. This price includes snacks and drinks.
Registration is now open here.
Members and guests are advised that parking at the Mess is limited. You may wish to park in the retail precinct and enjoy the short walk through the Duntroon gardens.
Do come along and mark the end of another great USI year!
The USI speaker program is proudly sponsored by PwC.
Tuesday 10 December 2019 (Start Time: 1300), Anzac Memorial Auditorium
Hyde Park South, Sydney
Speaker: Andrew Greene, ABC Defence Correspondent
Subject: Sir Hermann Black lecture The Year in Review
RUSIDSS-A Contact details:Peter McDermott, Secretary. Queries on website and membership: firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail address: CP3-1-157 PO Box 7912 CANBERRA BC ACT 2610
Telephone: 02 6266 3446.
Special Thanks: The RUSIDSS-A of Australia gratefully acknowledges the support of the Department of Defence for its continuing assistance.