Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal

The Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal is an independent statutory body established under the Defence Act to consider Defence honours and awards matters. 

Individuals are available to apply to the Tribunal for an independent review of a decision of the Department of Defence regarding eligibility for a Defence honour, defence award or a foreign award. 

The Government is also able to refer general eligibility issues to the Tribunal for inquiry and recommendation.

UPCOMING PUBLIC HEARINGS

DATE
MATTER
HEARING LOCATION
4 June 2020
Kane and the Department of Defence - ADM
Canberra, 2.00 p.m.

RECENT TRIBUNAL DECISIONS

Barnett and the Department of Defence re Sheean (2019) DHAAT 09 Report passed to Government on 29 July 2019, outcome determined on 13 May 2020.
Victoria Cross for Australia

Lynch and the Department of Defence (2020) DHAAT 05
Australian Defence Medal

Baumgarten and the Department of Defence (2020) DHAAT 04
Australian Defence Medal

Treadwell and the Department of Defence re: Doolan (2020) DHAAT 03
Gallantry award

Cameron and the Department of Defence (2020) DHAAT 02
Republic of Vietnam Cross of Gallantry with Palm Unit Citation