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.
On 25 June 2021, Government announced that the Tribunal would inquire into unit recognition for service in Somalia. The terms of reference for this inquiry and information on how to make a submission can be found here.