Title HVP No 59 - 15 June 2020
House of Representatives
11 ORDINARY SEAMAN EDWARD (TEDDY) SHEEAN
Database House Votes and Proceedings
Date 15-06-2020
Source House of Reps
Number 59
Page 946
Status Final
Federation Chamber / Main Committee no
System Id chamber/votes/3d51dd62-d293-43d0-9dcd-064a3533085d/0012


HVP No 59 - 15 June 2020 - House of Representatives - 11 ORDINARY SEAMAN EDWARD (TEDDY) SHEEAN

   11   Ordinary Seaman Edward (Teddy) Sheean

Mr B. K. Mitchell, pursuant to notice, moved—That this House:

(1)        notes that:

(a)        in 2019 the independent 11-member Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal did unanimously recommend that the extraordinary bravery of Ordinary Seaman Edward ‘Teddy’ Sheean should be recognised with the posthumous awarding of the Victoria Cross; and

(b)        the Government rejected the Defence Honours and Awards Appeals Tribunal’s unanimous recommendation; and

(2)        calls on the Prime Minister to take immediate action to reverse the Government’s rejection of the tribunal’s recommendation, and take the actions necessary to progress the tribunal’s recommendation.

Debate ensued.

The time allotted for the debate having expired, the debate was interrupted, and the resumption of the debate made an order of the day for the next sitting.