Veterans' Affairs (part of the Defence Portfolio)
The Veterans' Review Board (VRB) is part of the Repatriation determining system but is independent of the Repatriation Commission and the Department of Veterans' Affairs. The VRB is a tribunal created by Parliament to review decisions about Repatriation pensions (other than service pensions) and attendant allowance. It aims to provide correct, high quality, impartial decisions in a timely and efficient manner. The VRB is made up of staff who manage its affairs and assist members, and panels of members who hear and decide applications for review. A panel consists of up to three persons with a wide range of skills, including service experience and legal qualifications. All panel members are independent persons appointed by the Governor General.

Further information

  • Type of Body

    E. Statutory Office Holder Offices and Committees

  • Established By / Under

    Act / Regulation

  • Established By/Under More info

    The Veterans' Entitlements Act 1986, subsection 134(1) formally titled the Veterans' Review originally established under the Repatriation Act 1920

  • Paid Members?

    Yes

  • Max No. of Board/Committee Members

    999

  • Annual Report Prepared and tabled?

    No

  • Classification

    B. Secondary

  • Function Categorization

    Tribunal

  • Creation Date

    1 January 1985

Current board appointments

Position Appointee Start Date End Date
Chair Jane Anderson LLB (Hons), LLM 31 January 2018 30 January 2023
Member Brigadier Alison Creagh CSC 1 January 2019 31 December 2023
Member Associate Professor David Letts AM CSM 1 January 2019 31 December 2023
Member Commander Sophia White 1 January 2019 31 December 2023
Member Member Christopher Keher BA, LLB, MBA 1 January 2019 31 December 2023
Member Ms. Amanda MacDonald 19 July 2018 18 July 2023
Member Services Member Louise Hunt LLB, LLM 1 January 2019 31 December 2023
Member Doctor Jane Harte 21 November 2018 20 November 2023
Member Group Captain Ms. Anne Trengove 19 July 2018 18 July 2023
Member Mr. John Lewis 19 July 2018 18 July 2023
Member Dr. Leith Henry 19 July 2018 18 July 2022
Member Senior Member Jillian Moir BA (Hons), LLB, BSc 12 November 2015 11 November 2020
Member Colonel Ms. Catherine Carrigan 19 July 2018 18 July 2023
Member Member Christopher Austin Colonel, ADC 12 November 2015 11 November 2020
Member Senior Member Evan Carlin LLB, Col 19 July 2018 18 July 2022
Member Services Member David Collins BEd/Tr, DipLaw, MMan/Gov, Lt Col 19 July 2018 18 July 2023
Member Member Linda Corbould OAM 12 November 2015 11 November 2020
Member Senior Member Dr Peter Salu LLB (Hons), PhD 19 July 2018 18 July 2023
Member Member Jennifer Walker BBus, DipMktgRes, Maj 19 July 2018 18 July 2023
Member Member Sandra Kerr LLB, LLM 12 November 2015 11 November 2020
Member Senior Member June McPhie SAB, MLL, FCL 12 November 2015 11 November 2020
Member Services Member Nadine Crimston BBus, MBA, LLB, LLM 12 November 2015 11 November 2020
Member Member Sharon Brennan BA, Dip.Ed, MBA 12 November 2015 11 November 2020
Member Senior Member Robyn Bailey BA, LLB, LLM, NMAS, ACC SPEC (PI) 12 November 2015 11 November 2020
Member BRIG Mark Bornholt AM (Ret'd) 12 November 2015 11 November 2020
Member Member Neville Wyatt LLB, BCMN, RFD 12 November 2015 11 November 2020
Member Senior Member Robert Douglass LLB, BEcon, MA, Capt 12 November 2015 11 November 2020
Member Service Member Peter Maher BA, GDipMgtStud, Col 12 November 2015 11 November 2020
Member Services Member Dr Scott Clark BPsych (Hons), PhD 12 November 2015 11 November 2020
Member Member Josephine Lumb BA, LLB 12 November 2015 11 November 2020
Member Senior Member Tammy Williams LLB 12 November 2015 11 November 2020
Member Services Member Francis Roberts BCE, MS 12 November 2015 11 November 2020
Member Mary Desses 1 January 2019 31 December 2023
Member Senior Member Hilary Kramer BA, LLB 1 January 2019 31 December 2024
Member Services Member Simon Hart MSc, MA, CSC, Cmdre 12 November 2015 11 November 2020
Member Prof. Robert McLaughlin 1 January 2019 31 December 2024
Member Dr. Peter Habersberger AM 1 January 2019 31 December 2023
Member Services Member Robin Regan CSC, Col 1 January 2019 31 December 2023
Member Ms. Susan Trotter 1 January 2019 31 December 2023
Member Services Member Warwick Young Lt Col 1 January 2019 31 December 2023
Member David Thomae 1 January 2019 31 December 2023
Member Captain Steven Coghlan 1 January 2019 31 December 2023
Member Michael Kelly 1 January 2019 31 December 2023
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