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
8 October 2020
Hulse and the Department of Defence re: Wilson - Star of Gallantry - Vietnam Service
Canberra, 1.30 p.m.

RECENT TRIBUNAL DECISIONS

Knight and the Department of Defence re: Gall [2020] DHAAT 14
Second World War Campaign Awards, Australian Service Medal 1945-75 with Clasp 'SW PACIFIC'

Patterson and the Department of Defence [2020] DHAAT 13
Australian Service Medal with Clasp 'BOUGAINVILLE'

Merrell and the Department of Defence re: Byrne [2020] DHAAT 11
Australia Service Medal 1939-45

Green and the Department of Defence [2020] DHAAT 10  
United Nations Service Medal for Korea

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