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
10 May 2021
Rutherford and the Department of Defence - Republic of Vietnam Civil Actions Honour Medal Unit Citation
Canberra TBA, 2.30 p.m.
11 May 2021
Inquiry into recognition for members and families of members of the Australian Defence Force who are injured wounded or killed in or as a result of service
Canberra Rex Hotel, 150 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra 9.00 a.m.
12 May 2021
Inquiry into recognition for members and families of members of the Australian Defence Force who are injured wounded or killed in or as a result of service
Canberra Rex Hotel, 150 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra 9.00 a.m.
13 May 2021
Inquiry into recognition for members and families of members of the Australian Defence Force who are injured wounded or killed in or as a result of service
Canberra Rex Hotel, 150 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra 9.00 a.m.
25 May 2021
Inquiry into recognition for members and families of members of the Australian Defence Force who are injured wounded or killed in or as a result of service
Canberra Rex Hotel, 150 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra 9.00 a.m.

RECENT TRIBUNAL DECISIONS

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

Martin and the Department of Defence [2020] DHAAT 20
Australian Defence Medal

Hulse and the Department of Defence re: Wilson [2020] DHAAT 19
Star of Gallantry