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Taming Disaster: Drones for Good

Taming Disaster: Drones for Good

The COVID-19 pandemic has certainly stayed longer than expected, but with all its devastating effects has also brought positive outcomes, especially with the reaches of the virtual environment, we are now able to connect with people in ways that we were never forced...

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Operation Mason on hold due to SA lockdown

Operation Mason on hold due to SA lockdown

2020 continues to throw curveballs our way. With the six-day lockdown now in effect in South Australia we unfortunately will have to postpone our upcoming Black Summer bushfire relief and recovery efforts in the Adelaide Hills as part of Operation Mason. We will look...

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The Story behind Operation Dexter

The Story behind Operation Dexter

Before Disaster Relief Australia (DRA) deploys for an Operation, we endeavor to research the history of veterans in the local community. We name our Operations in honour of local Defence veterans and their families. Thomas and Irene Dexter Our recent return to the...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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DRA Guest Speaker Series with Maj (Retd) Nick Garland

DRA Guest Speaker Series with Maj (Retd) Nick Garland

Nick Garland is a former British Army officer who fought back from life threatening injuries sustained during operations in Helmand Province, Afghanistan, returning to lead soldiers on two further operational tours, for which he was decorated for leadership and...

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