The Australian Returned Soldiers and Sailors Imperial League (the forerunner to the RSL) first sold poppies for Armistice* Day in 1921 importing one million silk poppies, made in French orphanages. They remain a symbol of remembrance.
A day of shared reflection and remembrance of those who have served, in any capacity – especially the men and women who made the ultimate sacrifice for the democracy and quality of life Australians enjoy today.
Defence companies often look overseas for talent. They have to. The ADF’s project cycles are too long – who can hold onto talent across the years between projects? But now the immigration and visa rules are changing.