Take Action to Support Our Veterans

The Petition is here.

United with purpose and people taking action is how real and lasting change is created – Veterans need your support, so please sign the petition to make a protected identity for our Veterans and their families – CLICK HERE.

We recently stepped up a petition on the House of Representatives website.


The recent national and international publication of the full name, picture and further identity details of a SAS soldier, accused of a criminal offence in relation to war crimes, has exposed a critical gap in the responsible protections needed for our Veterans and their family members. Protections that are otherwise afforded to sex offenders within Australia. Protections that our Special Forces Veterans are told they are afforded with their protected identity status during service. However, this protected identity status is not currently enshrined in federal legislation and therefore not currently legally enforceable. Legislation is needed immediately and must be an absolute priority for all elected Members of Parliament Senators.

The Petition Request

We, therefore, ask the House to immediately pass legislation to protect the identities of our current and former serving special forces personnel, and all Australian Defence Force personnel accused of any crimes or investigations arising from any operational service. To afford our Veterans and their families protection from the existential threats that may arise from such circumstances, and to ensure our Veterans and their families are afforded due process and the presumption of innocence free from any public or media influence prior to the conclusion of all final judiciary proceedings.

How can you help?

Click this link and it will take you directly to the petition on the House of Representatives website. Sign your details You will then receive a confirmation email asking to confirm your details, once confirmed your signature will be added. Share the petition link far and wide – let’s give the opportunity for all Australians to make this happen – now!

This is where our voices can be heard – Thank you for your support!


Yours in Service,

Heston Russell & VSF

Veteran Support Force, PO Box 3217, Newstead QLD 4006, Australia


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