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Council for the Australian Bravery Decorations

The Australian Bravery Decorations Council is an independent advisory body that considers nominations for awards and makes recommendations to the Governor-General.

The Council meets twice yearly, usually in May and November, to consider nominations and make recommendations to the Governor-General for awards.

Community Representatives

  • Dr Penelope Flett AO (Chair)
  • Dr Craig Challen SC OAM
  • Ms Teresa Hart PSM
  • Major Bryan Smith OAM (Retd)

State and Territory Governments Representatives

  • Mr John Trevillian AM (New South Wales)
  • Mr Jeremi Moule (Victoria)
  • Ms Filly Morgan PSM  (Queensland)
  • Ms Carolyn Sladden (South Australia)
  • Mr Robert Kennedy (Western Australia) (Deputy)
  • Superintendent Sean Parnell OAM (Northern Territory)
  • Ms Fiona Birkett MVO (Tasmania)
  • VACANT (Australian Capital Territory)

Ex-officio Representatives

  • Mr Richard Oliver (Department of Defence)
  • My John Reid PSM (Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet)

As at June 2019.