I commend the Queensland Branch of the Australian Special Air Service Association for their initiative, compassion and determination in organizing a charity walk from Brisbane to Birdsville. Funds raised from the 1600 kilometre Megawalk charity walk will be used to provide an extra dimension of care for weary  and wounded soldiers.

Through Project Excalibur, Queensland members of the Special Air Service Association have already provided much needed respite breaks on the Gold and Sunshine Coasts for Special Air Service (SAS) soldiers and their families.

The Megawalk will enable them to continue this valuable work as well as support their charity partners, the Commando Welfare Trust and Soldier On. As these former SAS soldiers march the breadth of our State to help out their younger colleagues, I hope all Queenslanders will look out for them and support them where possible.

Campbell Newman, Premier