Senate debates

Wednesday, 3 July 2024


Foreign Affairs, Defence and Trade References Committee; Reference

3:43 pm

Photo of Malcolm RobertsMalcolm Roberts (Queensland, Pauline Hanson's One Nation Party) Share this | | Hansard source

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.

Photo of Sue LinesSue Lines (President) Share this | | Hansard source

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