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Commonwealth of Australia Gazette Special


No. S 129, Friday, 17 March 2000

Published by AusInfo, Canberra


COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA


ELIZABETH THE SECOND, by the Grace of God Queen of Australia and Her other Realms and Territories, Head of the Commonwealth:

TO ALL to whom these Presents shall come.



GREETING:

WHEREAS it is desirable that there be instituted an Australian medal for the purpose of according recognition to persons who render long and efficient service as officers or instructors in the Australian Cadet Force:

KNOW YOU that We do, by these Presents, institute a medal to be called the Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal:

AND WE DO ordain that the award of the Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal is governed by the Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal Regulations 1999 set out in the Schedule.

IN WITNESS whereof We have caused these Our Letters to be made Patent.

GIVEN under the Great


Seal of Australia at Our
Court at St James’s on
15th December 1999

By Her Majesty’s Command,





Prime Minister

Produced by AusInfo


Cat. No. 99 3552 5 ISBN 0642 43409 3
ISSN 1032-2345
© Commonwealth of Australia, 2000

Commonwealth of Australia Gazette

Special Gazette No. S 129.17 March 2000

Schedule

Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal Regulations 1999


  1. Name of Regulations

These Regulations are the Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal Regulations 1999.

  1. Definitions

In these Regulations:

Air Force Act means the Air Force Act 1923, as in force from time to time.

Australian Cadet Force means:

  1. the Naval Reserve Cadets established under subsection 38 (1) of the Naval Defence Act; or

  2. the Australian Cadet Corps established under subsection 62 (1) of the Defence Act; or

  3. the Air Training corps established under subsection 8 (1) of the Air Force Act.

Cadet Forces Medal means the Imperial medal instituted under Royal Warrant by His Majesty King George VI on 1 February 1950, as amended under Royal Warrant by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 8 January 1955.

Cadet Forces Regulations 1977 means the regulations in force under the Defence Act, the Naval Defence Act and the Air Force Act, comprising Statutory Rules 1977 No. 206, as in force from time to time.

Chief of the Defence Force means the Chief of the Defence Force appointed under subsection 9 (1) of the Defence Act.

clasp means a device that denotes an additional period of 5-years eligible service after the award of the Medal.

Defence Act means the Defence Act 1903, as in force from time to time.

efficient service means service determined to be efficient service by the Chief of the Defence Force or a delegate of the Chief of the Defence Force.

foreign country means any country (whether or not an independent sovereign state) outside Australia, Norfolk Island, the Territory of Christmas Island and the Territory of Cocos (Keeling) Islands.

instructor means a person appointed as an instructor in the Australian Cadet Force:

  1. under subregulation 5 (1) of the Cadet Forces Regulations 1977; or

  2. under regulations applying to the cadet force that were made under the Air Force Act, the Defence Act or the Naval Defence Act, as the case may be, and that were in force before 3 November 1977.

Medal means the Australian Cadet Forces Service Medal.

Minister means the Minister for Defence, the Minister assisting the Minister for Defence or the Minister administering the Australian Cadet 'Force.

Naval Defence Act means the Naval Defence Act 1910, as in force from time to time.

officer means a person appointed an officer in the Australian Cadet Force:

  1. under subregulation 5 (1) of the Cadet Forces Regulations 1977; or

  2. under regulations applying to the cadet force that were made under the Air Force Act, the Defence Act or the Naval Defence Act, as the case may be, and that were in force before 3 November 1977.

Permanent Forces has the-meaning given by subsection 4 (1) of the Defence Act.

qualifying service means service of the kind mentioned in regulation 5 or 7.

Register means the register maintained under paragraph 11 (2) (a).

Registrar means the Registrar of Awards appointed under subregulation 11 (1).

Reserve Forces has the meaning given by subsection 4 (1) of the Defence Act.

  1. Award of Medal

The Medal may be awarded to a person if:

  1. the person has given qualifying service for a period of 15 years or periods that, in total, amount to 15 years; and

  2. at least one day of the qualifying service was given on, or after, 14 February 1975.

  1. Award of clasp

(1) A clasp may be awarded to a person who has been awarded the Medal.

(2) The award may be made for each period of qualifying service, additional to the period mentioned in regulation 3, that comprises:



  1. a single period of 5 years; or

  2. periods that, in total, amount to 5 years.

  1. Qualifying service

Service given by a person in the Australian Cadet Force is qualifying service if: -

    1. it is service as an officer or an instructor; and

    2. throughout the period of service, the person:

  1. fulfilled the requirements specified in directions given by the Chief of the Defence Force or a delegate of the Chief of the Defence Force; and

  2. gave efficient service.

  1. Service recognised by other awards

Service given by a person must not be taken into account for the Medal if it is service for which one of the following awards has been made by, or in the name of, The Sovereign, by the Governor-General or by the Head of State of a foreign country:

    1. the Cadet Forces Medal or a clasp to that Medal;

    2. another Imperial medal recognising:

  1. the person's service in the Australian Cadet Force; or

  2. the person's service in the Permanent Forces or the Reserve Forces, where the service was given solely as an officer or an instructor;

    1. an Australian medal recognising the person's service in the Permanent Forces or the Reserve Forces, where the service was given solely as an officer or an instructor;

    2. an award of a foreign country recognising the person's service, where the person's service was given as the equivalent of an officer or an instructor.

  1. Service by instructor or officer of cadet force of a foreign country

Service in the Australian Cadet Force by a person who was the equivalent of an officer or an instructor of a cadet force of a foreign country, while on secondment to, or exchange with, the Australian Cadet Force, is qualifying service if the person:

    1. gave efficient service throughout the period of secondment or exchange; and

    2. became an officer or an instructor in the Australian Cadet Force after the period of secondment or exchange.

  1. Making of awards

An award of the Medal or a clasp may be made by the Governor-General on the recommendation of the Chief of the Defence Force or a delegate of the Chief of the Defence Force.

  1. Design of Medal and clasp

The design of the Medal, or of a clasp, is the design determined by the Governor-General.

  1. Wearing of Medal or clasp

The manner in which, and occasions on which, the Medal, or a clasp, may be worn are as determined by the Governor-General.

  1. Registrar of Awards

(1) The Governor-General must appoint a Registrar of Awards.

(2) The Registrar must:



  1. maintain a Register of the names of persons to whom the Medal has been awarded and

  2. keep such other records relating to the award of the Medal as the Governor-General directs.

  1. Cancellation of award

(1) On the recommendation of the Chief of the Defence Force or a delegate of the Chief of the Defence Force, the Governor-General may cancel an award made under these Regulations.

(2) If an award of the Medal is cancelled:



    1. the Registrar must strike from the Register the entry relating to the award; and

    2. the person holding the Medal must return the Medal to the Registrar.

(3) If an award of a clasp is cancelled:

    1. the Registrar must strike from the Register the entry relating to the award; and

    2. the person holding the clasp must return the clasp to the Registrar.

  1. Reinstatement of award

  1. On the recommendation of the Chief of the Defence Force or a delegate of the Chief of the Defence Force, the Governor-General may reinstate an award that has been cancelled.

  2. If an award is reinstated, the Registrar must:

    1. restore the entry that was struck from the Register; and

    2. return the Medal or clasp.

  1. Power to determine guidelines

The Governor-General may determine, in writing, on the recommendation of the Minister, guidelines for the implementation of these Regulations.


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