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Luncheon Briefing on the SAS Resources Trust

Mr Paul Papalia CSC, MLA (Member for Warnbro) hosted a luncheon today at Parliament House Perth for key members of the SAS Resources Trust (SASRT) and local WA Business people with links to the Clearance Diving Branch of the Royal Australian Navy. The luncheon was an opportunity for the SASRT Trustees, led by Ms Anne Edwards, to outline the structure and work of their Trust in support of the families of SAS soldiers, injured or killed in the service of the nation.

Captain Michael Edwards, OAM, a former RAN Clearance Diver, has been considering for some time trying to establish something similar to the SASRT for Clearance Divers. The luncheon gave all an opportunity to explore the structure and work of the SASRT and how it could be applied to the support of RAN Clearance Divers.

On completion of the lunch Mr Dusty Miller, the local Business Development Manager for the international marine and subsea contracting group DOF Subsea, threw his full support behind the idea of creating charitable trust to support Clearance Divers noting “that the SAS Resources Trust gives us a clear, effective and professional model to support divers and their families”.