Worrying times for Ballarat RSL as President quits

January 31, 2024 3:49 pm in by
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The leaders of the Ballarat RSL sub-brunch have sensationally resigned their positions in a show of protest against RSL Victoria.

The President Alan Douglass, Secretary and Treasurer all left their posts in late December after the branch had their funding cut from $40,000 to just $8000 forcing a staff member to be let go.

Mr. Douglass, who was granted life membership to RSL Victoria in November last year, says he now has concerns for April’s ANZAC Day commemorations.

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“They have got people at state branch who have the knowledge to do it, but no doubt that would be costing them money to run.”

“We were doing it for nothing,” Mr. Douglass said.

In a statement RSL Victoria said it upholds a commitment to compliance and transparency when it comes to funding.

It also said planning for commemorative services across the state, including regional events, is underway with details to be released in late February.