MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION 2018 – Allan Thomas OAM JP

Mr Allan Alfred THOMAS, Goonellabah NSW 2480
For service to veterans, and to the community.
Service includes:
Australian Peacekeeper and Peacemaker Veterans’ Association (APPVA):
National President, since 2011.
NSW and ACT President, 2010-2011.
Senior Advisor to New South Wales President, since 2011.
Member, since 2009.
APPVA Representative, Ex-Service Organisations Round Table (ESORT), Department of Veteran Affairs, since 2011.
APPVA Representative, National Emerging Issues Forum, 2009-2012.
APPVA Representative; NSW Deputy Commissioner’s Regional Forum, 2009-2015.
Returned and Services League of Australia:
Chair, Pension and Welfare Officers Network, Far North Coast NSW, since 2016.
Pensions Officer, Alstonville Sub-Branch, since 2005.
Involved with the establishment of the Veteran Assistance Centre at the Alstonville SubBranch and Facility Manager, since 2015.
Training Information Program (TIP) NSW (Advocate training):
TIP Chair, NSW and ACT, since 2015.
Member, Consultative Framework Management Group, since 2015.
Member, TIP National Management Group, since 2013.
TIP NSW Training Manager, 2013-2015.
Compensation Training Coordinator, 2012-2013.
Presenter-Facilitator, since 2008.
Far North Coast Rugby Referees Association: President, since 2015.
Referee, since 2008.
Member, Coaching and Grading Board, NSW Country Rugby Union, since 2017.
Juniors Coach, Wollongbar Alstonville Rugby Club, since 2010.
Justice of the Peace, since 2009