Defence
Defence Families Australia was formed to improve the quality of life of Defence families and make recommendations and influence policy that directly affects families. The Department provides funding support to Defence Families Australia. Members include 1 national convener, 8 national delegates, 1 national communications officer and 1 national policy officer appointed by the Assistant Minister for Defence.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    D. Advisory Body - Policy and Stakeholder Consultation

  • Established By / Under

    Minister

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    11

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Advisory Board

  • Creation Date

    8 June 1986

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Sandi Laaksonen-Sherrin 7 June 2021 7 June 2022
Other Mrs. Kathryn Edwards 4 October 2021 4 October 2022
Member Mrs. Emma Milton 4 October 2021 4 October 2022
Member Ms. Keely Marrs 26 November 2020 26 November 2022
Member Monique Suters 1 May 2021 1 May 2023
Member Ms. Masela Draper 4 October 2021 4 October 2022
Member Ms. Melody Song 4 October 2021 4 October 2022
Member Larissa Ostermann 1 May 2021 1 May 2023
Member Mrs. Gabrielle Sasse 1 May 2021 5 May 2023
Member Mrs Mrs. Victoria Dixon 1 September 2021 31 August 2023
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