Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Australia

Events

    • 07 Aug 2017
    • 11:30 - 14:00
    • Combine Ex-Sevices Mess, Torrens Parade Ground

    ROYAL UNITED SERVICES INSTITUTE FOR DEFENCE & SECURITY STUDIES - SA
    7th August, 2017
    Luncheon
    Your Invitation

    Presented by the Royal United Services Institute – SA,

    a not-for-profit organization, established to inform the public on important and significant defence and security matters.

    A Presentation by:

    Aaron Cartledge, S.A. Secretary C.F.M.E.U. and
    Max Adlam, Industrial Officer, United Firefighters Union


    “To present a report on the dangers posed to the security of the Australian public by
    the importation and usage of faulty, foreign made, building products which often have
    false, covering documentation.”

    Date: Monday 7 August 2017
    Time: 11.30 for 12.00 noon – 2pm
    Where: The Combined Ex-Services Mess Association SA Inc
    Torrens Parade Ground
    Dress Code: Business Attire/Neat Casual
    Cost: $35.00 non-members ($30.00 for members)
    which includes a two course meal and attendance at the talk.
    Lecture only at 1PM - $5 donation
    Wine, beer and soft drinks are available for purchase.
    RSVP for Lecture or Luncheon by 3pm Friday, 4th August 17 on 8305 6378 or email
    rusikes@bigpond.com to secure your seat.
    We look forward to seeing you at this event and being a part of the briefing.
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    Luncheon, Monday, 7th August 2017
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    • 10 Aug 2017
    • 18:00 - 19:00
    • Spender Theatre, Australian Defence College, Weston Creek

    The Council of the USI of the ACT is delighted to announce a presentation by Hon. Dan Tehan MP, Minister for Veterans' Affairs, Minister for Defence Personnel, Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Cyber Security, and Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for the Centenary of ANZAC.  The Minister will speak on Cyber Security. (Photo: Parliament of Australia)

    This event will be held in the Spender Theatre, Australian Defence College, Weston Creek, commencing at 1800 hours sharp.  Members and guests are asked to be seated in the theatre by 1755 hours.

    Members and guests wishing to attend this event are required to register: access to the theatre will be strictly controlled and restricted to those on the registration list. Register either online or by contacting the USI office (T: 02 6266 3446; E: support@rusi.org.au). Registration will close at 1700 hours on Friday 4 August.

    Photo ID is required for access to the Defence College.

    The ADC mess will be open for networking from 1700 hours.



    • 22 Aug 2017
    • 08:30
    • 23 Aug 2017
    • 17:00
    • Hotel Realm, 18 National Circuit, BARTON ACT 2600

    2017 marks the 35th year since the 1982 Convention on the Law of the Sea (LOSC) was finalised. Although the Convention enjoys almost universal acceptance by states, significant differences persist in its interpretation and implementation. Nowhere has its continued utility been more keenly tested than in the Asia Pacific region. In particular, the 2016 award in the South China Sea Arbitration (The Republic of Philippines v. The People's Republic of China) continues to drive a considerable academic and political discourse.

    The Centre for Military & Security Law and the USI of the ACT are proud to present a major conference to examine this important issue. The conference aims to explore the legal pressure points that surround the operation of the LOSC in the Asia Pacific region through a series of linked discussions. Significant attention will be paid to the Arbitral Award, with a focus on the legal issues that were dealt with by the Tribunal and subsequent state practice.

    Under our partnering arrangement with the Centre for Military & Security Law, USI of the ACT members can attend at a cost of $200 - half the cost of a regular ticket.  This price includes tea and coffee on arrival, lunches and morning and afternoon teas on both days. You can register on the ANU website here - be sure to scroll down through the ticket categories to find the USI of the ACT Member option.

    Attendees can expect interaction with Australian and international academic commentators, diplomats, government officials and military officers as well as those with an interest in the legal issues that surround the maritime environment in the the Asia Pacific region.

    (Photo: The Conversation)

    • 01 Sep 2017
    • 11:30 - 16:00
    • RUSI Hall Victoria Barracks Brisbane QLD


    RUSIQ SEMINAR

    RUSIQ will offer a Half-Day Seminar on Friday, 1 September 2017, in the RUSI Hall on the topic of:

    "The Sovereignty Dispute over the South China Sea"

    The program will commence at 11:30 am and conclude at 4:00pm. Topics which may be included are:

    • The economic and military issues arising from China's development of military facilities and civilian settlements on small islands in the South China Sea;
    • The application of the Law of the Sea;
    • The potential military consequesnces of any restrictions on aircraft or shipping movements over or through the South China Sea; and
    • A diplomatic approach to solving the dispute over the South China Sea.
    Registration Fees will be $35.00 for RUSIQ members and $95.00 for non-members and guests.

    A sandwich lunch and afternoon tea will be included.
    Parking will be available.

    A full program will be available in the near future.

     REGISTER YOUR INTEREST WITH OUR OFFICE NOW.


    • 07 Sep 2017
    • 18:00 - 19:00
    • Spender Theatre, Australian Defence College, Weston Creek

    The USI of the ACT 2017 Annual General Meeting will be held in the Spender Theatre at the Australian Defence College on Thursday 7 September 2017, commencing at 1800 hours.

    Papers for the meeting will be posted on the RUSIDSS-A website no later than 17 August 2017.

    The following Council positions will be open at the conclusion of current two year terms:

    • President
    • Secretary
    • Council Member x 1
    The following Council positions will be open due to casual vacancies arising during the year:
    • Deputy President
    • Council Member x 1

    Members wishing to nominate an individual for a Council position must forward a completed Nomination Form to the Secretary by close of business on Thursday 10 August 2017.

    All USI members are strongly encouraged to attend the AGM. please register here.  Apologies may be sent to the Secretary via the USI office: T: 6266 3446; E; support@rusi.org.au.

    Please Note: the ADC Mess will be open for networking from 1700 hours.


    • 21 Sep 2017
    • 19:00 - 23:00
    • Commonwealth Club

    The Institute's 2017 Annual Members' Dinner, sponsored by Thales Australia, will be held at the Commonwealth Club, Yarralumla, on Thursday 21 September, at 1900 for 1930hrs.

    The Council is delighted to announce that the Guest Speaker for this year' s event will be Ms Kathryn Campbell CSCSecretary of the Department of Human Services. Ms Campbell will address the Department's contribution to human security in Australia.

    Ticket prices.  USI Members and their first guest: $65/head; non-members: $100/head.  Price includes 3 course meal, pre-dinner music and drinks, and drinks during dinner.

    Registration. Registration is open now for members and their first guest; registration for non-members will open on 1 September 2017. Register by clicking the grey button.

    Dress. Service personnel: Winter Mess Dress; civilian and retired service personnel: Black Tie with Miniatures.  

    (Photo: Human Services)

    • 22 Nov 2017
    • 19:00 - 23:00
    • National Gallery of Australia
    Registration is closed

    2017 ACT Blamey Oration

    Following the conduct of the sell-out event in 2016, the United Services Institute of the Australian Capital Territory will again deliver the ACT Blamey Oration.

    Counsel is in the process of engaging a world-class speaker to follow-up on last year's great success with Dr David Kilcullen.

    Put a place-holder in your diary for Wednesday 22 November 2017 and monitor the website for updates.

Past events

13 Jul 2017 ACT: Mr Scott Dewar, First Assistant Secretary International Policy, Department of Defence
03 Jul 2017 SA: Luncheon Speaker July - Imam Mohammed Tawhidi - "The Danger to Australia posed by Muslim Extremists"
29 Jun 2017 ACT: Air Marshal Leo Davies AO, CSC, Chief of Air Force: The Royal Australian Air Force: The Next Three Years
05 Jun 2017 ACT: Major General Kath Toohey CSC, Head Land Capability: Looking Ahead: the Australian Army out to 2025
05 Jun 2017 SA: June Luncheon Speaker : Chen Yonglin, Former Chinese Diplomat : "Exposing the Chinese threat to Australia's Sovereignty"
11 May 2017 ACT: Commissioner Andrew Colvin, APM, OAM: Australian Federal Police Operations in the Near Region
05 May 2017 WA: Invitation to Notre Dame Book Launch - "1915: Australians at War and on the Home Front" Edited by Daniel Baldino and Mike Brennan
03 May 2017 ACT: Seminar on German Maritime Security and Operational Thinking: Prof Dr Michael Epkenhans & COL Dr Gerhard Gross
01 May 2017 SA: Senator Nick Xenophon - Luncheon Speaker 1 May 2017 “Addressing the Adequacy of Australia’s Defence & Security Systems” -
01 May 2017 SA: LATE NEWS - INVITATION to LUNCHEON with Senator Nick Xenophon Senator for South Australia and Martin Hamilton-Smith MP JP - South Australian Minister for Defence Industries
06 Apr 2017 ACT: Vice Admiral Tim Barrett, AO, CSC, RAN, Chief of Navy: The Royal Australian Navy: The Next Three Years
03 Apr 2017 SA: Jodie van Deventer- CEO Committee of Adelaide - "Future for Adelaide"
23 Mar 2017 ACT: 2016 Leo Mahony Bursary Winners: Mr Cameron Hawker and Major Leon Young
09 Mar 2017 ACT: Mr Graham Fletcher, First Assistant Secretary North Asia, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade: A Focus on the Region - Australia and China: conflict of interests?
23 Feb 2017 ACT: Prof Clive Williams, MG: Lessons Learned from the Battle for Mosul
09 Feb 2017 ACT: Dr John Blaxland: Australia & Regional Security: The Challenge of being an Indo-Pacific Middle Power in the Age of Trump
06 Feb 2017 SA: Luncheon Presentation "Saudi Arabia - Defence Attache Report"
13 Dec 2016 NSW: Lunchtime Lecture Tuesday 13 December 2016
08 Dec 2016 WA: Energy Security in the Indo-Pacific Century - Mr Andrew Pickford
30 Nov 2016 ACT: Dr Stephan de Spiegeleire: Capability-based planning: How does force design take place and how is that translated into capabilities?
29 Nov 2016 NSW: Lunchtime Lecture Tuesday 29 November 2016
24 Nov 2016 ACT: 2016 Christmas Drinks
10 Nov 2016 WA: November 2016 Lecture
09 Nov 2016 ACT: 2016 Blamey Oration: The Dragon and the Snakes: Emerging and Future Security Threats in the Post-Cold War Order: Dr David Kilcullen
26 Oct 2016 SA: Current Issues Briefing - The Australian Air Campaign in the Middle East 2000-2016
25 Oct 2016 NSW: Lunchtime Lecture 25 October 2016
19 Oct 2016 WA: An Evening with Mr Bob Jensen Senior Managing Director Strat3 LLC
13 Oct 2016 ACT: Contestability in Defence - Opportunities and Challenges
26 Sep 2016 NSW: Military History Seminar
22 Sep 2016 ACT: 2016 Annual Members' Dinner
08 Sep 2016 ACT: Annual General Meeting
08 Sep 2016 ACT: General Jim Mattis USMC (Retd)
07 Sep 2016 ACT: Naval History Workshop
05 Sep 2016 SA: RUSI SA Luncheon
31 Aug 2016 ACT: History Seminar Series: Western Front: Fromelles/Pozières and Beyond
30 Aug 2016 NSW: Lunchtime Lecture The ADF Reserve Contribution to Australia’s defence
25 Aug 2016 WA: August 2016 Lecture Dr Leigh Straw - The Mental and Physical Scars of War
17 Aug 2016 ACT: Dusted Off with Brett Hunt
04 Aug 2016 ACT: Chief of Army - The Ryan Review
29 Jul 2016 ACT: An Evening Inspired by Bean
21 Jul 2016 ACT: Analysing the 2016 Defence White Paper
04 Jul 2016 SA: July Luncheon
09 Jun 2016 ACT: Order of Australia Association (ACT) 2016 ADF Oration
06 Jun 2016 Global Solution for Humanitarian Emergency Shelter and Storage
02 Jun 2016 ACT Lecture: Mr Bill Farmer AO
23 May 2016 RUSI of SA - Current Issues Briefing
11 May 2016 ACT Lecture: Mr Peter Baxter
30 Apr 2016 QLD Seminar Program
20 Apr 2016 QLD Lecture Program
22 Mar 2016 NSW - Speak, Time (Location)

Contact details:
Peter McDermott, Company Secretary RUSIDSS-A.

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