2021 Speaker Series – Brendan Barry

2021 Speaker Series – Brendan Barry

Brendan Barry - Wed 29th Sept AEST 7pm Brendan works with Open Arms, MESHA, Trojans Trek and the Department of Police, Fire and Emergency Management in Tasmania delivering Mental Health First Aid courses and other programs including “Living our Vales” and “Curious...

2021 Speaker Series – CAPT Toovey

2021 Speaker Series – CAPT Toovey

CAPT Hoovey joined us on 26th August, 2021 as a DRA guest speaker. He is self-proclaimed “One Nut, Half a Gut,”. He founded 25 STAY ALIVE to encourage young people to be proactive with their health. He says "Yes, you can face multiple life-threatening diseases and...

2021 Speaker Series – Daryll Ainsworth

2021 Speaker Series – Daryll Ainsworth

Daryll Ainsworth joined us on 29th July 2021 for the first Disaster Relief Australia guest speaker series for this year. DRA member Daryll Ainsworth, comes from a military background with the Australian Army which included one year on active service in South Vietnam...

DRA Guest Speaker Series 2020 with Mike Hartas

DRA Guest Speaker Series 2020 with Mike Hartas

Michael (Mike) Hartas commenced his military career at Duntroon in Canberra in 1996 and graduated in 1998 to the Royal Regiment of Australian Artillery. Posted to the 1st Field Regiment in Brisbane commanding a Section of Artillery Guns,  Mike settled into Regimental...

DRA Guest Speaker Series 2020 with Billy Hedderman

DRA Guest Speaker Series 2020 with Billy Hedderman

Billy Hedderman presented live on Thursday, 29 October 2020 as a DRA Guest Speaker of the 2020 Series. Billy Hedderman is a recovered quadriplegic. The ex-Irish Special Forces officer broke his neck on a beach in Australia in 2014 and was instantly paralysed. Lucky...

DRA Guest Speaker Series with Matt Newlands

DRA Guest Speaker Series with Matt Newlands

Disaster Relief Australia was privileged to be joined by Mat Newlands as part of our Guest Speaker Series on 15th October 2020. Matt worked as a Police Officer with the South Australian Police from 2006 until 2016, in varied roles from general patrol duties, uniform...