Council for the Order of Australia

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The Council for the Order of Australia is the body responsible for deciding on new appointments within the Order of Australia. It was established by Letters Patent issued by Queen Elizabeth II on 14 February 1975 and as amended subsequently.[1]

Board members[edit]

Insignia of a Knight and a Dame of the Order of Australia
Position Name Notes
Chairman Air Chief Marshal Sir Angus Houston AK, AFC (Ret'd) Former Chief of the Defence Force
Deputy Chairman His Honour Judge Rauf Soulio Judge of the District Court of South Australia
Secretary Mark Fraser LVO, OAM Official Secretary to the Governor-General of Australia
Member Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin AC Chief of the Defence Force (Ex-officio)
Member Senator The Honourable George Brandis QC Attorney-General for Australia (Ex-officio)
Member Elizabeth Kelly Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet (Ex-officio)
Member Bernard Wright AO Federal nominee
Member Jeremi Moule State nominee (Victoria)
Member Kathy Leigh Territory nominee (Australian Capital Territory)
Member Greg Johannes State nominee (Tasmania)
Member Robert Kennedy State nominee (Western Australia)
Member Rik Morris State nominee (South Australia)
Member Tim Herbert State nominee (Queensland)
Member Mike Miller RFD State nominee (New South Wales)
Member Scott Samson Territory nominee (Northern Territory)
Member Philip Bacon AM Community representative
Member The Honourable Shane Stone AC QC Community representative
Member Professor Matthew Vadas AO Community representative
Member Elizabeth Broderick AO Community representative


  1. ^ Council for the Order of Australia - Council for the Order of Australia - 24 December 2016

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