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  • 30 Jun 2021 16:04 | Anonymous

    PayPal functionality has been temporarily removed from the site, as we swap over from the old account (belonging to RUSI National Board) to the new one (belonging to USI-ACT).

    From 01 Jul, only USI-ACT members should make payments through the website. Non-ACT members (and ACT members not wishing to use PayPal) should refer to the 'Payments' page for payment details.

    This will apply to all payment types (membership applications, membership renewals, event charges, donations and merchandise).

    Be on the look out for advice from your relevant State/Territory Board, regarding future payments.

    We apologise for any inconvenience caused, but please rest assured that this is a step towards improved governance and member experience!

  • 16 Jun 2021 16:06 | Anonymous

    We are streamlining our payment processes.

    The website only allows one PayPal account to be linked. Currently, that belongs to the National Office.

    This means that all payments need to be filtered, assigned to the correct chapter, and promulgated manually. It allows for the potential of delays and errors.

    As at 01 Jul 21, the PayPal link on the site will change from National to USI-ACT. This means that only USI-ACT members will be able to use the embedded PayPal links to pay for membership and events.

    All other members will still be able to pay electronically - information (such as PayPal links, bank accounts details etc) will be available on the 'Payments' page.

    We ask that to avoid confusion and delay, that you ensure you include your name and/or member number as a reference on all payments.

    Your chapter Secretary/Treasurer will email you with further information specific to your chapter.

    This is an interim solution whilst we investigate future website options and reform our business processes. We appreciate your assistance!

  • 01 Jun 2021 09:07 | Anonymous

    RUSI UK will be conducting their annual Land Warfare Conference from 5 pm on 02 June (AEST) to 2 am on 03 June (AEST).

    The theme is 'Integrating for Operations Today and Warfighting Tomorrow'.

    "RUSI Land Warfare Conference 2021 will allow partners and allies to explain how they are modernising their forces, calibrating their force posture, and pursuing technological advantage. This will enable us to consider how we can balance maximising the effectiveness of the next generation of combat systems with being able to interoperate."

    Please follow the RUSI UK link to register.

  • 15 Feb 2021 13:17 | Anonymous

    RUSI is dedicated to improving access to its content using social media.

    We now have a Youtube channel, where you will be able to view presentations uploaded by our Constituent Bodies, as well as other endorsed content. 

    Our social media links are now at the top of the home page.

    Check out our Youtube channel here: 

  • 09 Feb 2018 09:54 | Anonymous

    On 8 February, Professor John Blaxland, Head of the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, presented to more than 100 USI of the ACT members and guests on the new Department of Home Affairs. In an entertaining but thought provoking address, Blaxland set out a range of concerns about the new arrangements. He described the evolution of the Australian Intelligence Community since Federation, arguing that changes had resulted incrementally - and sensibly - over time in response to periodic reviews and Royal Commissions. He contrasted this with the decision to form the Department of Home Affairs, the imperative for which remains unsatisfactorily explained.  You can find the slides for the presentation - including perceived concerns and opportunities - in the ACT section of the website.

  • 17 Jan 2018 08:27 | Anonymous

    Members may be interested in Ian Dudgeon's latest piece on Iran, focussing on recent demonstrations.  (Link courtesy of ASPI)

  • 19 Nov 2017 07:57 | Anonymous

    Prolific USI of the ACT member Ian Dudgeon has recently written an analysis of prospects for the new US strategy in Afghanistan.  With thanks to the Australian Institute of International Affairs, you can read the article here.

  • 24 May 2017 15:06 | Anonymous

    USI of the ACT member Ian Dudgeon has written a short analysis of the outcomes of Iran's recent presidential elections.  Courtesy of ASPI, you can read the paper here.

  • 22 May 2017 08:43 | Anonymous

    Members may be interested to read two recent pieces by Ian Dudgeon on Iran and Afghanistan, published by ASPI and AIIA respectively.  

  • 12 Mar 2017 12:38 | Anonymous

    USI of the ACT member, Ian Dudgeon, publishes regularly on issues of national security and defence, with a particular focus on South Asia.

    In November last year, Ian wrote a piece for the Lowy Institute highlighting the risk to Pakistan's Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, arising from his direction to the Inter-Services Intelligence group that it crack down on international terrorist groups and their support networks.

    In December, Ian wrote for the Australian Institute of International Affairs on possible future developments in Afghanistan, including prospects for reconciliation between the Afghan government and the Taliban.

    We are delighted to have such a prolific commentator as a member, and will continue to draw his articles to your attention.

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