The charter of the Committee is to commemorate our fallen heroes and to honour our surviving veterans.
Our objects are:
Whilst this is an accurate quote from the Constitution, how does it translate into deeds and who are the patriotic volunteer citizens behind this unique Australian organisation?
In short, what is a plain-English explanation of the ADCC?
The main activities of the Committee focus on:
Behind the scenes, some 29 individual or corporate members comprise the General Committee.
A minimum five-person Executive is elected each year to conduct the hands-on business of the organisation.
At the annual meeting, the General Committee performs a role similar to that of a Board of Directors; that is, it reviews the results of the Executive for the previous year and provides guidance for the next.
All members are patriotic volunteers who perform their honorary tasks as an ongoing citizens’ gift of the people to the war veterans of Queensland.
Membership is by invitation.
The composition as at 1 October 2016, was:
Three ex-officio appointments:
The Executive Committee presently consists of:
Currently 20 member organisations provide State-level representation. Each has one vote but may nominate up to two representatives.
They comprise a broad cross-section of the community:
Queensland’s unique ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee has been a proudly non-aligned citizens’ organisation since its inception in 1916.
Today it continues to prosecute the original aims for a "holy day" of commemoration rather than another public holiday festival.
It is a most successfully-managed and effective business which has survived because it is keeping abreast of modern business practices and capitalising on society’s patriotic resurgence.
The ADCC must endure because it will always represent the citizens’ gift of the people to Queensland’s war veterans.
The ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee as a registered charitable organisation is registered with the Australian Governments Charities and Not-for-Profits Commission (ACNC) and as such is permitted to display the ACNC tick.
The ACNC has developed the Tick of Charity Registration for registered charities to show the public that they are registered with the ACNC. The Registered Charity Tick aims to give reassurance to the public that registered charities are transparent and accountable by highlighting their presence on the ACNC Charity Register and meeting their annual reporting requirements to this industry regulator.
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This solemn ceremony is conducted every year in Brisbane's ANZAC Square prior to ANZAC Day from 10am and noon approximately. The 2016 event took place on Thursday, the 21st day of April, and several thousand Queensland school students took part.
Every year on the 25th day of April, the ANZAC Day Dawn Service starts at 04:28am sharp at Brisbane's Shrine of Remembrance, ANZAC Square, located between Ann and Adelaide Streets. All are welcome to attend.
ADCC PO Box 3246 STAFFORD DC QLD 4053
21 Wolverhampton Street STAFFORD QLD 4053