Vale: Colonel Stan Maizey

We have been advised by his daughter Judith that our warrior comrade Colonel “Stan the Man” Maizey died peacefully at home on Monday 18th June 2018

 

His operational service included:

Korea (Lt) 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment  13 November 1953 to 31 March 1954

Malaysia (Maj/Coy Comd) 2nd Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment 1960-61

Vietnam (Maj/Bn 2ic) 5th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment  12/05/1966 to 12/12/1966

Headquarters, 1st Australian Task Force 13/12/1966 to 07/07/1967

His funeral will be at 11.00 AM next Monday 25 June at Mount Cotton Crematorium, 1774 – 1794 Mount Cotton Road, Carbrook, Qld.

 

Rest in Peace noble warrior your duty has been done.

ALP – Labor announces Senate Inquiry Inquiry into the use of Anti – Malarials in the ADF

Today, Labor has announced that we will move to establish a Senate Inquiry into the use of the Quinoline anti-malarial drugs Mefloquine and Tafenoquine in the Australian Defence Force.

 

HWA

It is almost two years since the Turnbull Government first acknowledged concerns around the use of the anti-malarial drug, Mefloquine.

However, members of the serving and ex-service community have continued to raise their concerns around the side effects from some anti-malarial drugs which were taken during their service.

It is time for a proper and public examination of the issue and to establish the facts.

In that spirit, Labor has discussed the draft Terms of Reference with the Government to ensure the Senate Inquiry has the opportunity to work through this issue in an open and transparent manner and provide a thorough and comprehensive report about the use of Quinoline anti-malarial drugs in the ADF.

The draft terms of reference for the inquiry are:

The use of the Quinoline anti-malarial drugs Mefloquine and Tafenoquine in the Australian Defence Force with particular reference to:

A. Current and past policies and practices for prescribing quinolone anti-malarial drugs to ADF personnel

B. Current and past policies and practices for identifying and reporting adverse drug reactions from quinoline anti-malarial drugs among ADF personnel

C. The nature and extent of any adverse health effects of those who have taken Mefloquine/Tafenoquine on serving and former ADF personnel

D. Support available for partners, carers and families of personnel who experience any adverse health effects of quinoline anti-malarial drugs

E. A comparison of international evidence/literature available on the impact of quinoline anti-malarials

F. How other governments have responded to claims regarding quinoline anti-malarials

G. Any other related matters.

Labor understands this is a complex issue and looks forward to the Inquiry providing further transparency on this issue.

It is anticipated the inquiry would hold public hearings to allow all voices to have an opportunity to be heard.

Labor will consult with senators over the coming weeks to establish the inquiry during the next sittings of the Senate in June.

Amanda Rishworth MP & Senator Alex Gallacher
Tuesday 5 June 2018

Disabled Veterans – GST Exemption on a car or car parts

A reminder that  if you are an eligible disabled veteran buying or leasing a car, or purchasing car parts GST-free, you can complete this declaration and present it to your car or car parts supplier.

Disabled Veterans GST Exemption Form

Rod Slater – Kilcoy Diggers’ Recruitment

Kilcoy Diggers are always looking to welcome ‘like minded persons’ to join their ranks to assist the Kilcoy Race Club Inc. (KRC), in the conduct of their major race meetings …. Australia Day (January), Diggers Cup (April), Kilcoy Cup (June), Veterans Race Day(August) and the Christmas Cup (December), are all big days for KRC, the Kilcoy Community and the Country Racing Industry.

The only prior experience required is that applicants must ‘like a good time socializing’ with their fellow volunteers!

 

 

 

For further information contact Rod Slater 0419656956, [email protected] or Facebook ‘Kilcoy Diggers’

 

 

Kilcoy Race Club – Kilcoy Cup 16 June 2018

Exhibition – The Battle of Coral and Balmoral – 12 May – 6 June 1968

The Exhibition will be held at the National Vietnam Veterans Museum, Phillip Island Victoria from 5th May – 25 October 2018

 

 

Kilcoy Race Club Diggers Race Day Saturday 21st April 2018

This is a great social event that is highly recommended. Bring your friends and family and make it a Picnic Day

Opinion – Greens bark at wrong old dog

Greens senators Richard Di Natale and Sarah Hanson-Young this week decided they would greet incoming Senator Jim Molan with a kick rather than a sniff, and both will live to regret that decision.

Read Ross Eastgate’s  article 

Remembering the Malayan Emergency – 70th Anniversary

 

For Ipoh Remembrance Week details contact Ken McNeill, Liaison Officer NMBVAATASINC

Phone (03) 6383 4677

E; [email protected]

www.nmbvaatasinc.com

Australia Day Event – Kilcoy Picnic Races

AUSTRALIA DAY RACES KILCOY RACE CLUB FRIDAY 26TH JANUARY 2018…BRING THE FAMILY FOR ANOTHER GREAT DAY OF FUN AT KILCOY…COUNTRY RACING AT ITS BEST…KILCOY

The RAR Association proudly supports The Kilcoy Race Club’s events through Rod Slater and his RARA Kilcoy Diggers Group of workers and encourages all to  attend the Race meetings. Highly recommended for a fun day at the Races