Defence Council of Baustralia
|Headquarters||Holderton County, Holderton|
The Defence Council of Baustralia is the body legally entrusted with the defence of the realm and her empire and with control over the Baustralian Armed Forces. Unlike most militaries, it is separate from the government, both being on the same level under the crown.
The Defence Council is accountable to the King for its business. In practice, the Defence Council is a formal body. In addition, the three service boards (the Admiralty Board, the Army Board and the Air Force Board), which are sub-committees of the Defence Council meet annually for each service chief to report to the King on the health of their respective services.
As of August 2022, membership of the Defence Council is as follows:
|King-in-Council||The Commander-in-Chief and Lord High Admiral||Admiral of the Fleet||John I|
|Military||The Chief of the Defence Staff||General||Caleb Arthur, 1st Baron Carleton|
|The First Sea Lord and Chief of Naval Staff||Admiral||Sir John Timpson|
|The Chief of the General Staff||General||Geoff Audas|