Inquiry into Refused, Withheld and Forfeited Awards

On 14 November 2013 the Minister for Defence gave a direction to the Tribunal to undertake an Inquiry into the refusal to issue entitlements to, withholding and forfeiture of Defence honours and awards for service with the Australian Defence Force since 1939.

The Media Release announcing the Inquiry can be found here.

The Terms of Reference for the Inquiry can be found here.

On 7 September 2015, the Tribunal handed its report of the Inquiry to Government for consideration.  The Tribunal’s Report can be found here.

On 13 November 2016, the Tribunal was advised that Government had accepted the first four recommendations of this Inquiry. The Minister announced this publicly on 23 December 2016.

by Ken McFadyen
Oil on canvas on hardboard, 1968

RAAF's first operation over North Korea
Robert Taylor
Oil on canvas, 1986