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What you drive survey.


Last issue we asked what size of engine you had in the car you drove – we received 60 replies, and as expected, the 4 cylinder car was the most popular with 46.7% of respondents owning one. Next most popular was the 6 cylinder car with 28.3% followed by diesel owners who represented 10%. Nobody admitted to having a hybrid or of not owning a car.


The results are shown below.




Looks like the days of the big Aussie 6 are gone......

Well, if the 4 cylinder car is the most popular, we wondered what make of car people prefer, so this time we have asked you to tell us what make of car you drive. It only takes a few seconds to complete, you do it all online, so please let us know and we’ll publish the results next issue. All replies are strictly confidential, none of your details, not even your email address, is sent to us.


You’ll find the “make of car you drive” survey HERE,



Health Survey


Some time ago we mentioned that Russell Walker was conducting a health study on Ex-RAAF people who were involved in fixing or operating the RAAF’s TT/radio/radar equipment. He says”Logos


The responses to the health survey have been a bit slow lately and more cases would be most helpful to the study. While I recognise that it may well be a sensitive issue, details of deceased personnel and in particular details of the reason for their passing would also be beneficial to the study. The more I delve into this subject the more I am convinced that exposure to the various chemical cocktails in our working environments has a lot to answer for. The key illnesses emerging from the study are dementia, and mental illness, headaches, skin problems (including eczema, psoriasis, skin cancers and melanoma) eye problems, cancers of various forms (including bone, organ, blood), kidney problems and gall bladder issues, shingles. This is not the complete list but these problems appear regularly.


Russell would like to have a report ready by May 2009. If you would like to take part, you will find the survey HERE



An elderly gentleman had serious hearing problems for a number of years. He went to the  Doctor and the Doctor was able to have him fitted for a set of hearing  aids that allowed the gentleman to hear 100%  He went back to the Doctor a month after the fitting for a check up and the  doctor said, 'Your hearing is perfect. Your family must be really pleased that you can hear again.' 


The old bloke replied, 'Oh, I haven't told my family yet. I just sit around and listen to the conversations. I've changed my will three times!'



Prime Ministerial Advisory Council.


The Prime Ministerial Advisory Council on Ex-Service Matters is a body established to consider and advise the Prime Minister and Government on strategic and complex matters.  Its aim is to:


  • provide advice on the major issues affecting the ex-service and defence communities and influence policy to better the future for members of these communities;

  • advise on ex-service matters which directly impact on the responsibilities of other government departments:

  • review proposed legislation and its impact on the ex-service and defence communities, (where required); and

  • consider and assist the prioritising of issues raised or referred by the Prime Minister and/or the Minister.


 Details of the PMAC can be found at its website: http://minister.dva.gov.au/PMAC/index.htm


There is now a facility available which enables submissions to be made direct to the Council at that site. If you are interested in matters affecting the Defence community the site is quite informative. You can also talk with me via this email medium if you wish.


Frank Benfield



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