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We are recognized by Government as a major Ex-Service Organisation (ESO) because of our representation of the RAR Family of over 15,000 financial members and access to over 100,000 eligible persons.

An essential element of our aims is to protect the RAR (current and past serving men and their families) Family's rights and entitlements under the various Commonwealth Acts and military covenant recognised by the Parliament of Australia.

We represent our RAR Family direct to Parliament, the Government and its agencies and all political parties, direct and in association with other kindred ESO representative bodies, on matters that only effect our Association's aims.

To add strength in our advocacy role we have joined the Alliance of Defence Service Organisations (ADSO) which comprises the National Presidents of: the Defence Force Welfare Association (DFWA); the Naval Association of Australia (NAA); the Royal Australian Regiment Corporation (RARC); the Australian Special Air Services Association (ASASA); and the RAAF Association (RAAFA).

Its objective is to provide a stronger voice on issues effecting the conditions and wellbeing of current serving and former members of the Australian Defence Force. The Alliance does not preclude individual organisations pursuing individual matters on their own, rather; the Alliance will present a united voice on those major issues affecting their constituents more broadly than individual ESO-specific matters.




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