Inquiry into the feasibility of amending the eligibility criteria for the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

The Tribunal has been tasked with investigating the Australian Government’s legal ability to amend the eligibility criteria for the RVCM, even though the former government of the Republic of Vietnam no longer exists.  Details of this Inquiry, including the Terms of Reference, can be found here.

Inquiry into eligibility for the Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

The Tribunal has presented the report of this Inquiry to Government. The Report of the Inquiry and the Government’s response can be found here.

Inquiry into Refused, Withheld and Forfeited Defence Honours and Awards

On 10 January 2014, the Parliamentary Secretary for Defence, the Hon. Darren Chester MP announced that the Tribunal would inquire into the refusal to issue entitlements to, withheld and forfeited defence honours and awards.  More information can be found here.

Inquiry into the recognition of service with 547 Signal Troop in Vietnam

Public hearings for this Inquiry were held in Canberra and Brisbane in July and October 2013.  The Tribunal is now considering the issues raised in submissions and hearings prior to presenting its report to Government.