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Queensland Advisory Committee for the Commemoration of the Anzac Centenary (QACCAC)

The Queensland Advisory Committee for the Commemoration of the Anzac Centenary (QACCAC) advises the Queensland Government on the best ways to commemorate and support the centenary.

Committee members represent the community, armed forces and those directly involved with returned servicemen and women.

QACCAC provides valuable advice to the Premier, who is responsible for Queensland’s program of events and activities, the Honourable Ms Annastacia Palaszczuk MP.


  • Captain Andrew Craig RAN (Ret'd)

    Captain Andrew Craig RAN (Retd)

    Chair and former Agent-General for Queensland and Commissioner, Europe, Russia and Africa

  • Colonel Christopher Austin ADC

    Vice Chair and Immediate Past President, 9th Bn’s Association, Serving Reservist

  • Turgut Allahmanli

    Mr Turgut Manli

    Honorary Consul, Consulate of the Republic of Turkey in Queensland

  • Tony Ferris

    Mr Tony Ferris

    State Chairman, Returned and Services League of Australia (Queensland)

  • Mayor Mark Jamieson

    President, Local Government Association of Queensland

  • Major Ross Eastgate OAM

    Major Ross Eastgate OAM

    Columnist and journalist

  • Mr Alex Garlin

    President, National Servicemen’s Association of Australia (QLD) Inc

  • Andrew King

    Mr Andrew King

    Urban Futures Brisbane Board member

  • Major General Justin ‘Jake’ Ellwood DSC

    Major General Justin ‘Jake’ Ellwood DSC

    Commander 1st Division, Australian Army

  • Dr Jim Thompson

    Dr Jim Thompson

    Chief Executive Officer and Director, Queensland Museum Network

  • Colonel David Smith AM (Retd)

    Colonel David Smith AM (Retd)

    Honorary President, ANZAC Day Commemoration Committee

  • Mr Danny O'Kearney

    Mr Danny O'Kearney

    Chair, Queensland Veterans' Advisory Council

  • Bradley Saunders

    Mr Bradley Saunders

    Department of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Partnerships, Queensland Government

  • Bradley Saunders

    Ms Leanne Cameron

    Deputy Commissioner Queensland, Department of Veterans’ Affairs

  • Sonia Cooper

    Ms Vicki McDonald

    State Librarian and Chief Executive Officer, State Library of Queensland

Ex-Officio Members and Secretary

  • Filly Morgan

    Ms Filly Morgan PSM

    Deputy Director-General (Corporate and Government Services), Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Queensland Government

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    Ms Kirrily Magill

    Executive Director, Anzac Centenary Coordination Unit, Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Queensland Government, Secretary of QACCAC


  • Warrant Officer Class 1 Rodney Cornick, Australian Army

Contact the committee

Any enquiries or correspondence relating to QACCAC can be emailed to the Queensland Anzac Centenary Coordination Unit at

Explore the Anzac Legacy Gallery


Now open at Queensland Museum, the new Anzac Legacy Gallery tells the fascinating story of the First World War in Queensland.

Visit Queensland Museum to discover stories, objects and journeys that trace how the war changed the face of Queensland and continues to shape our lives, a century later.

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Last updated
11 April, 2019

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