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 Ms. Maree Sirois 14 August 2019 13 August 2021
Member Mrs. Chandell Derham 31 October 2018 30 October 2020
Member Emma Steil 31 October 2018 30 October 2020
Member Kelly Brown 5 November 2019 15 February 2020
Member Denisa Cochran-Spadova 27 November 2017 15 February 2020
Member Ms. Michelle Hoare 21 July 2019 20 July 2021
Member Victoria Holland 27 November 2017 15 February 2020
Member Ms. Sarah Felder 26 November 2018 25 November 2020
Member Mrs. Patricia Dodds 5 November 2019 4 November 2020
Member Mrs. Nejula Blake 5 November 2019 4 November 2020
Member Ms. Keely Marrs 26 November 2018 25 November 2020
Member Ms. Ashley Smith 26 November 2018 25 November 2020
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