General notices to members concerning ADA corporate governance, membership responsibilities and other important announcements. More specific notifications can be found in the members-only section.
Notices to members
Distinguished Australian war correspondent, modern Asia specialist and author, Denis Warner, passed away peacefully during his sleep, at home, in the evening of 12 July 2012, aged 94. Denis was one of the original patrons of the ADA when it became a national body in 1981 and remained a valued member, and fount of knowledge on strategic security history, until his death.
We regret to advise the "passing over the bar", on Thursday 21 June 2012, of Commodore John "Rocker" Robertson, aged 86. Rocker was ADA national president from June 1989 to June 2001 and a much loved and respected elder statesman of the ADA for over three decades.
ADA Fellows and Associate Members are reminded that your subscription renewal invoices for financial year 2012/13 were emailed or posted out in July 2012. Your assistance in expediting your renewal would be much appreciated.
The Australian Taxation Office has noted that it will be paying close attention to deductions claimed by people employed as non-commissioned officers in the defence force.