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FOR – Committees — Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee; Reference

Malcolm Roberts

I move:

That the following matter be referred to the Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee for inquiry and report by 28 November 2024:

The integrity and efficacy of the Defence honours and awards system, with particular reference to:

(a) experiences of Australian Defence Force (ADF) personnel progressing through the honours and awards system;

(b) the effect of awards and honours on maintaining morale within the ADF;

(c) assurance of the integrity of awards to senior officers for conduct in the Afghanistan conflict;

(d) the effect of changes in criteria for some honours and awards from 'in action' to 'in warlike operations';

(e) the operation of the Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal, including any potential improvements;

(f) any potential improvements to the Defence honours and awards system; and

(g) any related matters.

Sue Lines

The question is that business of the Senate No. 5 standing in the name of Senator Roberts be agreed to.

Summary

Date and time: 3:48 PM on 2024-07-03
Senator Pocock's vote: Aye
Total number of "aye" votes: 32
Total number of "no" votes: 32
Total number of abstentions: 12

Adapted from information made available by theyvoteforyou.org.au