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
9 July 2020
Hogan and the Department of Defence - Defence Long Service Medal
Canberra, 9 July 2020, 3.00 p.m.
10 July 2020
Collins and the Department of Defence - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal
Canberra 10 July 2020, 10.00 a.m.

RECENT TRIBUNAL DECISIONS

Fulcher and the Department of Defence [2020] DHAAT 09
Australian Active Service Medal

Anticich and the Department of Defence [2020] DHAAT 08
Australian Defence Medal

McInnes and the Department of Defence [2020] DHAAT 07
Australian Defence Medal

Oldenhove and the Department of Defence re: Morrison [2020] DHAAT 06
Australian Defence Medal

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