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, 9 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

    12

  • 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 Mrs. Robyn Ritchie 2 April 2016 1 April 2018
Member Mrs. Victoria Dixon 1 March 2017 Determined by the appointer
Member Emma Steil 11 January 2017 10 January 2019
Member Mrs. Gabrielle Sasse 4 May 2017 3 May 2019
Member Ms. Amy Nerio 28 November 2016 27 November 2018
Member Ms. Catherine Morris 31 March 2017 30 March 2019
Member Ms. Melissa Hughes 1 October 2016 30 September 2018
Member Ms. Toni Purton 24 August 2016 23 August 2018
Member Ms. Maree Sirois 25 August 2016 24 August 2018
Member Ms. Christine Henderson 10 October 2016 9 October 2018
Member Mrs. Chandell Derham 31 October 2016 30 October 2018
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