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Update RUSI NSW October 2020
Live Zoom Lecture

Senator Jim Molan, AO DSC,
“The Next 100 Years”
1.00pm Friday 23 October 2002

This lecture covers the Senator’s vision of Australia’s future, the challenges and opportunities ahead. 
Members can listen live to Senator Molan’s lecture and ask questions

Major General Andrew James Molan, AO, DSC, is an Australian politician and former Major General in the Australian Army. He has been a Senator for New South Wales since November 2019, representing the Liberal Party. He was previously a Senator for New South Wales from December 2017 to June 2019.

This will be a live presentation via Zoom at 1.00pm (Sydney, Melbourne & Canberra Time) on Friday 23 October 2020.
See instructions below on how to view this presentation live. 

To join the Zoom Meeting:
Members will be required to register to access the meeting.
Allow 15 minutes before the lecture to set up the following:
To view Senator Molan’s presentation, members will need to register in advance using this link:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. Use the link in the email to join the meeting.
Once you have joined the meeting, members are to mute their microphones and switch off their video.

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September 2020 Virtual Lecture

Lt Col Peter Sweeney (Ret’d)
'The Battle of the Bismarck Sea'

Thirty minutes that changed the balance of power in New Guinea. A battle for land forces, fought at sea, won by air.
The ultimate goal of the Allied counter-offensives in New Guinea and the Solomon's was to capture the main Japanese base at Rabaul on New Britain.  Also, to clear the way for the eventual reconquest of the Philippines.  Recognising the threat, the Japanese continued to send land, naval, and aerial reinforcements to the area in an attempt to check the Allied advances.

The Battle of the Bismarck Sea (2–4 March 1943) took place in the South West Pacific Area (SWPA) during World War II when aircraft of the United States Army 5th Air Force and the Royal Australian Air Force attacked a Japanese convoy carrying troops to Lae, New Guinea.
Most of the Japanese task force was destroyed and Japanese troop losses were heavy. 

The link for the lecture - click here

The September issue of United Service is now available for downloading. 
Volume 71, Number 3, September 2020  


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