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  News & Events 2016

Posted on the 06.07.2016
Breakfast with the Hon Kim Beazley, AC

Mr Beazley was elected to the Federal Parliament in 1980 and represented the electorates of Swan (1980-96) and Brand (1996-2007). A Government Minister holding, at various times, the portfolios of Defence, Finance, Transport and Communications, Employment Education and Training, Aviation, and Special Minister of State. He was Deputy Prime Minister (1995-96) and Leader of the Australian Labor Party and Leader of the Opposition (1996-01 and 2005-06).

Appointed Winthrop Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Western Australia. In July 2008 he was appointed Chancellor of the Australian National University, a position he held until December 2009. Mr Beazley took up an appointment as Ambassador to the United States of America in February 2010. He served as Ambassador until January 2016.

Please join the Hon Kim Beazley, AC and the Navy Clearance Diver Trust for Breakfast at the University Club of UWA. Mr Beazley will discuss his views on the upcoming US election, tensions within the Republican Party and wider implications for US foreign policy …. Australia …. and you!

View your invitation here.


Posted on the 14.06.2016
Work Continues to Support CDs

The Trust’s work to support RAN Clearance Divers continues. Recently funds we provided to assist a retired Clearance Diver to cover the costs of equipment need to improve his health outcomes. It could not be provided by DVA and the Trust was ideally placed to help.

Two new Trustees have joined the NCDT, Mr Michael Bragg and Ms Jacqueline Bessa. An outline of their personal profiles can be found here.

The Trust extends its sincere thanks to Dr Simon Smith and Mr Peter FitzSimons, AM for their support and work as inaugural Trustees and to Mr Warren Levin, all of whom are retiring from the Trust.