Isis RSL president about to face tribunal
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.