Clarification: RSL payments scandal

Reassurance: The RSL held a meeting in Wollongong this week.

Reassurance: The RSL held a meeting in Wollongong this week.

In Friday’s Mercury it was incorrectly stated that RSL state councillor (and former state president) Don Rowe had stood aside "in recent weeks".

Mr Rowe stepped down from his role as president in 2014 due to ill health.

In recent weeks, the RSL has been engulfed in a crisis amid allegations he and other senior figures shared in more than $2 million in consultancy fees from aged care provider RSL LifeCare since 2007, without properly declaring the payments.

An investigation is underway.

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