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 Downing of MH17 – The Forensic and DVI Response

In 2014, Malaysian Airlines Flight MH17 crashed in Ukraine. 41 passengers who were temporary or permanent residents of Australia perished, the largest single loss of Australian lives offshore since the Bali Bombings in 2002. The Australian Government launched Operation Bring them Home, to search, recover and identify the Australian victims.
National Manager Specialist Operations with the Australian Federal Police, Simon Walsh’s presentation will detail the Forensic and victim identification aspects of this operation.

Wednesday 13th February; 6:30 pm for a 7 pm start

Napier Room 1.02, North Terrace Campus, University of Adelaide

ANZFSS Members: Free     Non-Members: $10

Check out the flyer here. And click here to book!

Places Limited – Please book early!

Any questions, please contact sabranch@anzfss.org


2018 ANZFSS Symposium Awards

Congratulations to the SA Branch Members who obtained awards at the Symposium!

Duncan Taylor, Best Oral Presentation, Biological Criminalistics

Thekla Ganiaris, Best Poster, Biological Criminalistics

Denice Higgins, Best Poster, Document Examination

Ted Silenieks, Best Poster, Crime Scene Examination


Special congratulations also to:

Darren Bails, Carolyne Bird, and Hilton Kobus for receiving Life Membership of the Society

Of interest is that Carolyne is both the youngest and first female life member of the Society!


Roger Byard, for receiving the John Harber Phillips Award.

To see the media release please click here.

ANZFSS Symposium Award Recipients 

Congratulations to the SA Branch Members who have received funding at the Executive and/or SA Branch level to attend the Symposium in Perth this year!

Ross Vining Memorial Student Scholarship: Eliza Moule

Sandy Congdon Memorial Scholarship: Danielle Butzbach

Luke Volgin    Julianne Henry    Denice Higgins    Duncan Taylor    Ted Silenieks    Thekla Ganiaris

Janet Dubrich    Peter Stockham    Greg Abroe    Andrew Camilleri    Karen Thai

March 2018 Newsletter out now!

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ANZFSS SA Branch Wine Special – limited stock!


Sorry to anyone that was interested – we are working with Show Block Estates to get another vintage of wine and will send out details once we have a deal in place!