Isis RSL pres­i­dent about to face tri­bunal

Isis Town and Country - - News -

THE fu­ture of Isis RSL sub-branch will fi­nally be made clearer to­day when pres­i­dent Roy Owen fronts up to a RSL Queens­land tri­bunal.

The hear­ing will be held at Mary­bor­ough RSL this morn­ing, and Mr Owen is set to face sev­eral com­plaints about his time as pres­i­dent of the lo­cal branch.

It comes a lit­tle more than a week after Mr Owen led the Re­mem­brance Day cer­e­mony in Childers.

A rep­re­sen­ta­tive said the RSL could “nei­ther con­firm or deny” the process Mr Owen would face, but said “nu­mer­ous com­plaints and ac­cu­sa­tions” about Mr Owen had been re­ceived.

The rep­re­sen­ta­tive could not elab­o­rate on their con­tent.

Both sides have been re­luc­tant to speak to Isis Town & Coun­try so as not to be found breach­ing state by­law 13 that gov­erns pub­lic com­ment by RSL mem­bers, and to en­sure the tri­bunal process is fol­lowed cor­rectly.

Mr Owen has also been un­der fire after he ap­peared on a web­site that claimed he was a mil­i­tary im­pos­tor.

He de­nies the al­le­ga­tions, and sup­port­ers from the club de­scribed Mr Owen as a “kind man” who wouldn’t do any­thing to hurt the RSL.

Mr Owen served in the Cit­i­zen Mil­i­tary Forces from 1966–1976.

■ More in next week’s Isis Town & Coun­try.

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