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 able 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.

Inquiry into recognition for members and families of members who are injured, wounded or killed in or as a result of service.

UPCOMING PUBLIC HEARINGS

Due to limitations associated with the size of venues, and COVID safety measures, prior registration with the Tribunal Secretariat is necessary in order to attend public hearings of the Tribunal

DATE
MATTER
HEARING LOCATION
1 July 2021
Richardson and the Department of Defence - Timor Leste Solidarity Medal
Canberra TBA, 10.00 a.m.
1 July 2021
Taylor and the Department of Defence re: Hopkins - AASM with Clasp 'MALAYSIA'
Canberra TBA, 1.00 p.m.
1 July 2021
O'Hanlon and the Department of Defence - Australian Defence Medal
Canberra TBA, 3.00 p.m.
30 June 2021
Turner and the Department of Defence - Australian Defence Medal
Canberra TBA, 3.00 p.m.

RECENT TRIBUNAL DECISIONS

Hulse and the Department of Defence re: Hughes, Johnson Walker [2021] DHAAT 04
Gallantry and Distinguished Service

Donnan and the Department of Defence [2021] DHAAT 03
Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal

Patterson and the Department of Defence [2021] DHAAT 02
Australian Active Service Medal 1945-1975 with Clasp 'VIETNAM', Vietnam Logistic and Support Medal

Canard and the Department of Defence [2021] DHAAT 01
Australian Defence Medal

Biggs and the Department of Defence [2020] DHAAT 21
Africa Star