World Video | Defence | Foreign Affairs | Natural Events | Trade | NZ in World News | NZ National News Video | NZ Regional News | Search


Funeral Arrangements For Pvt Luke Worsley

Media Arrangements For The Funeral Of The Late Private Luke Worsley

* What: Military funeral for the late Private Luke Worsley.

* When: Tuesday, 4 December 2007.

* Where: St. Andrews Cathedral, Sydney.

Background: A military funeral for Private Luke Worsley will be held tomorrow in Sydney. The family of Private Worsley have requested this be a private service and have asked that no media attend.

The Hon Kevin Rudd MP, Prime Minister of Australia; The Hon Dr Brendan Nelson MP, Leader of the Opposition; The Hon Joel Fitzgibbon MP, Minister for Defence; The Chief of Defence Force, Air Chief Marshal Angus Houston; The Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Peter Leahy; Special Operations Commander Australia, Major General Mike Hindmarsh, and; Commanding Officer 4th Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment (4RAR) Commando (CDO) Lieutenant Colonel Mark Smethurst will be in attendance.

Media note: A Defence media team will be on-site to provide suitable footage of the service to interested media. The following arrangements will be made:

* Vision recorded by Defence camera operators will be provided to Channel 7 Sydney after the funeral.

* High resolution images of the service will be available from approximately 1:30pm from the Defence website -

An attendant reason for limiting access to this event is that members of the Commando Company will be part of the funeral service. Due to the nature of their service, they are afforded protected identity status. The only military members who may be photographed are Chief of the Defence Force, Chief of Army and the Special Operations Commander Australia. No imagery revealing the identity of other military members at the service will be released.

Media are requested to note that no recording equipment is authorized onto the Cathedral grounds, except for those used for ADF purposes, in accordance with directions provided by the Cathedral.

There will not be an opportunity for an interview with any members of the Australian Defence Force or members of the Worsley family.


More: Latest World News | Top World News | World Digest | Archives

© Scoop Media

World Headlines


At The UN: Paris Climate Agreement Moves Closer To Entry Into Force

The Paris Agreement on climate change moved closer toward entering into force in 2016 as 31 more countries joined the agreement today at a special event hosted by United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. More>>



Gordon Campbell: On The End Game In Spain (And Other World News)

The coverage of international news seems almost entirely dependent on a random selection of whatever some overseas news agency happens to be carrying overnight... Here are a few interesting international stories that have largely flown beneath the radar this past week. More>>

Amnesty/Human Rights Watch: Appalling Abuse, Neglect Of Refugees On Nauru

Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans. More>>


Other Australian Detention

Gordon Campbell: On The Censorship Havoc In South Africa’s State Broadcaster

Demands have included an order to staff that there should be no further negative news about the country’s President Jacob Zuma, and SABC camera operators responsible for choosing camera angles that have allegedly made the President ‘look shorter’ were to be retrained... More>>


Gordon Campbell: On A Bad Week For Malcolm Turnbull, And The Queen

Malcolm Turnbull’s immediate goal – mere survival – is still within his grasp... In every other respect though, this election has been a total disaster for the Liberals. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Bidding Bye Bye To Boris

Boris Johnson’s exit from the contest for Conservative Party leadership supports the conspiracy theory that he never really expected the “Leave” option to win the referendum – and he has no intention now of picking up the poisoned chalice that managing the outcome will entail... More>>


Get More From Scoop

Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news