Promoting an understanding of defence and national security since 1888 

Tuesday 26 November 2019

Anzac Memorial Auditorium

Speaker: Major Andrew Brayshaw, SO2 Capstone Doctrine
Land Doctrine, Army Knowledge Centre

Subject: To Shoot or not To Shoot, An Ethical Decision 

In times of war medical personnel can be faced with situations where they have to make an ethical decision that may at times be contrary to the Laws of Armed Conflict. This lecture will examine incidents that occurred during the 1982 Falklands War and whether or not the actions taken by the individuals involved were ethical.   

Andrew Brayshaw served for 24 years in the British Army where he saw service in the Falklands, Germany, Cyprus, Hong Kong, Persian Gulf, Yugoslavia, Gulf War in 1991 and Croatia. He joined the Australian Regular Army in 2001 where he has had a number of postings and is currently the Staff Officer Grade 2 Capstone Doctrine, Land Doctrine at the Army Knowledge Centre.

In 2005, Andrew was awarded the C.F. Marks Award for outstanding service to the Royal Australian Army Medical Corps.


The proposed Fourth International Dialogue on Tensions in the South and East China Seas scheduled to be held on Wednesday 27 November 2019 has been rescheduled to 2020.

Please note that the November lecture will be held on Tuesday 26 November 2019.

Lectures are open to any interested person
RUSI NSW Lectures commence at 1.00 pm - 2.00 pm 
in the Anzac Memorial Auditorium, downstairs,
Anzac Memorial Hyde Park South

RUSI NSW Members $10.00; Non-members $15.00.  
Payment will be collected at the lecture.  Pre-event registration is not required.  

Sandwiches served: 12.00 noon
(cost $8.00 to be paid on the day) must be pre-ordered by calling 8262 2922

Sandwich orders must be provided no later than 
2pm on the Monday prior to the lecture. 

You can also bring your own lunch and eat it (between 12 noon and 1pm), in the auditorium where tea and coffee are provided.

Future RUSI NSW events


Tuesday 10 December 2019                                     [Image: Twiter]
Andrew Greene, ABC Defence Correspondent, Sir Hermann Black lecture - The year in review.   Andrew is the ABC's defence correspondent and has covered federal parliament since 2004. He joined the ABC in 2010 and has reported from Afghanistan, Iraq, the United States and Europe, as well as assignments across Australia.

* Friday 6 December 2019    [*please note this corrected date]
RUSI NSW Christmas Lunch.  Castlereagh Boutique Hotel, Adam Room.  
169 Castlereagh St, Sydney,  12.30 for a 1pm start
The hotel will serve their delicious two course meal with a selection of wines and tea or coffee for $80 per person. 
Speaker:   Brad Manera 
This is an opportunity to share with your friends and colleagues. 
Email or call to book, places are limited. 

All Institute Educational Events attract 
Continuing Professional Education Credits


RUSI NSW Lectures: One hour credit;
 Half Day Seminars: Four hours credit;

All Day Seminars: Six hours credit.

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Entrance via Liverpool St, SYDNEY


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How to get to RUSI NSW
Anzac Memorial, Hyde Park South, SYDNEY NSW 2000          
Walking or wheel chair access:  from Liverpool Street, through the walkway between the water cascades, to the Hall of Service security desk. The Library is in the South East corner, behind the security desk.    Google Maps Link  
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