Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies Tasmania

Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC Governor of Tasmania


The RUSI of Tasmania, Hobart Branch meets at Legacy Hall, 159 Macquarie Street, Hobart on the third Tuesday of the month between February and October each year. Members meet at 1830 hrs and presentations start at 1915 hrs.

Launceston meets on the third Wednesday of the month except January. The time may vary depending on the speaker's availability.

Either 1200 hrs for lunch followed by the Speaker or 1800 hrs for dinner followed by the speaker.

Meals must be booked before 1200 hrs on the Friday prior to the meeting. For further information contact the Secretary.

Venue: Launceston RSL Club, 313 Wellington Street, Launceston.


RUSI Hobart Branch: What's On

TUESDAY 19 September 2023, 1900 hrs
159 Macquarie Street Hobart
(down the driveway at the back of Legacy House)
SPEAKER: Neale Tomlin
SUBJECT: TasRail operations, capital program, links with industry and decarbonisation opportunities

Our speaker Neale Tomlin joined TasRail in 2016, as a logistics and commercial consultant, and joined the Executive team in 2018. He has project and executive management experience in the private and government sectors, especially in the areas of logistics, marine construction, and tourism. Neale's specific expertise extends to project recovery, business development, and strategic planning. He has worked with many well-known Tasmanian businesses, including Hydrowood, a world-first underwater logging operation at Tullah on Tasmania's west coast.

As TasRail's Strategic Projects and Sustainability manager, Neale is responsible to develop TasRail's capital project pipeline, prepare business cases and creating a technical pathway for zero (low) emission freight locomotives.

The library will be open from 18:00 hrs with drinks and nibbles available. Raffle if you wish, $5 a ticket for a bottle of wine.

For the RUSI Security Seminar Part 2 in Hobart now delayed till late is 2023 or 2024.

Air Force Drone Naval Task Force

Recent Past events

15 August 2023 - Prof Nicholas Farrelly, Australia, ASEAN and the rest: Strategies for a contested region

18 July 2023 - Mark Cooper, Tactical review of the second year of the war in the Ukraine

20 June 2023 - Wing Commander Andrew Johnson, The Defence Strategic Review.

16 May 2023 - Gary McCarthy, TasPorts - Security of Supply in Tasmania.

17 April 2023 - Lieutenant Colonel Neil Grierson - An Operational Journey from Timor to Afghanistan.

21 February 2023 - Biosecurity Tasmania - Security of Supply and Traceabilty in Tasmania.

VIDEO of the ANNUAL SECURITY SEMINAR 2022 - PART ONE "The security challenges of Antarctica" 16 June 2022, is available to view .

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