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Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal (Cambodia) Declaration 1999

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Declaration governing the award of the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal with clasp Cambodia.
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Registered 07 Sep 2010
Start Date 11 Dec 2002
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Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal (Cambodia) Declaration 1999

as amended

made under subregulation 3 (1) of the

This compilation was prepared on 10 February 2003
taking into account amendments up to
Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal (Cambodia) Amendment Declaration 2002 (No. 1)

Prepared by the Office of Legislative Drafting,
Attorney-General’s Department, Canberra


Contents

                        1     Name of declaration [see Note 1]                                                          3

                        2     Definitions                                                                                           3

                        3     Declaration                                                                                         3

                        4     Name of operation                                                                               3

                        5     Geographical extent of hazardous area                                                  3

                        6     Period when declared operation occurred                                               3

                        7     Eligible service with specified organisations                                           4

                        8     Period of participation by specified organisations                                    4

                        9     Qualifying period of service                                                                   4

                       10     When inspection visits count as humanitarian service                             4

                       11     Ineligibility for an award of the Medal                                                     4

Notes                                                                                                                                7

 

 


  

  

1              Name of declaration [see Note 1]

                This declaration is the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal (Cambodia) Declaration 1999.

2              Definitions

         (1)   In this declaration:

declared operation means the operation declared under section 3.

Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal Regulations means the Regulations set out in Schedule 1 to the Letters Patent dated 16 April 1999 given under the Great Seal of Australia, being the Regulations as amended from time to time.

Regulations means the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal Regulations.

specified hazardous area means the hazardous area specified in section 5.

specified organisation means an organisation specified in Schedule 1.

         (2)   Unless the contrary intention appears, a word that is used in this declaration and in the Regulations has the same meaning in this declaration as it has in the Regulations.

3              Declaration

                The humanitarian aid operation arising out of the conflict in Cambodia from 1979 until 1991, being an operation that satisfies the conditions mentioned in paragraphs 3 (1) (a) and (b) of the Regulations, is a declared operation.

4              Name of operation

                For the purposes of the Regulations, the name by which the declared operation is to be known is ‘Cambodia’.

5              Geographical extent of hazardous area

                The geographical extent of the hazardous area of the declared operation is Cambodia and areas in adjoining countries in which a specified organisation is, or was, carrying on humanitarian service in relation to the declared operation.

6              Period when declared operation occurred

                The period within which the declared operation occurred is 1 July 1979 to 31 December 1993 (inclusive).

7              Eligible service with specified organisations

                The organisations service with which is eligible service are the organisations specified in Schedule 1.

8              Period of participation by specified organisations

                The period within which each specified organisation participated in the declared operation is as specified in Schedule 1 in relation to the organisation.

9              Qualifying period of service

         (1)   The qualifying period of humanitarian service required to be given by a member of a specified organisation to be eligible for an award of the Medal is 30 days.

         (2)   The qualifying period of humanitarian service may be aggregated from several periods of service with 1 or more of the specified organisations.

         (3)   If a person gave humanitarian service as a member of 2 or more specified organisations, and a day of the service could be counted as a day of humanitarian service for more than 1 organisation, the day must be counted as 1 day of humanitarian service.

10            When inspection visits count as humanitarian service

         (1)   A person’s inspection visit is counted as humanitarian service if the person made the visit:

                (a)    as a member of a specified organisation; and

               (b)    within the period, or on or after the commencement date, specified in Schedule 1 in relation to the specified organisation.

         (2)   If the person made the inspection visit as a member of 2 or more specified organisations, and a day of the visit could be counted as a day of humanitarian service for more than 1 of the organisations, the day must be counted as 1 day of humanitarian service.

11            Ineligibility for an award of the Medal

                A person is not eligible for an award of the Medal if:

                (a)    the person’s qualifying service is qualifying service for any of the following awards:

                          (i)    an award of the Cambodia clasp of the Australian Active Service Medal because of a determination under subregulation 4 (2) of the Australian Active Service Medal Regulations;

                         (ii)    an award of the Cambodia clasp of the Australian Service Medal because of a determination under subregulation 4 (2) of the Australian Service Medal Regulations;

                         (iii)    an award of the Cambodia clasp of the Police Overseas Service Medal because of a determination under subregulation 4 (2) of the Police Overseas Service Medal Regulations; or

               (b)    the person (whether in the specified hazardous area as a refugee or resident) is a locally-engaged member of the staff of a specified organisation; or

                (c)    the person is, or is an employee of, a commercial contractor to a specified organisation.

 


Schedule 1        Specified organisations

(sections 2, 7 and 8)

  

 

Item

Organisation

Commencement date of participation

Period of participation

1

Australian contingent to the International Committee of the Red Cross

 

1 July 1979 to 31 December 1991 (inclusive)

2

Australian contingent to United Nations organisations serving in the specified hazardous area in relation to the declared operation

 

1 July 1979 to 31 December 1993 (inclusive)

3

Australian Lutheran World Service

 

15 June 1993 to 31 December 1993 (inclusive)

4

Australian Red Cross

 

1 January 1988 to 31 December 1993 (inclusive)

5

CARE Australia

 

11 September 1990 to 31 December 1993 (inclusive)

6

Overseas Service Bureau

 

28 January 1988 to 31 December 1993 (inclusive)

7

Save the Children Fund Australia

 

1 January 1993 to 31 December 1993 (inclusive)

8

World Vision Australia

 

1 July 1979 to 31 December 1993 (inclusive)

 


Notes to the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal (Cambodia) Declaration 1999

Note 1

The Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal (Cambodia) Declaration 1999 (in force under the Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal Regulations) as shown in this compilation is amended as indicated in the Tables below.

Table of Instruments

Title

Date of notification
in Gazette

Date of
commencement

Application, saving or
transitional provisions

Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal (Cambodia) Declaration 1999

14 July 1999 (see Gazette 1999, No. S321

14 July 1999

 

Humanitarian Overseas Service Medal (Cambodia) Amendment Declaration 2002 (No. 1)

11 Dec 2002 (see Gazette 2002, No. S463)

11 Dec 2002

Table of Amendments

ad. = added or inserted      am. = amended      rep. = repealed      rs. = repealed and substituted

Provision affected

How affected

Schedule 1............................

rs. 2002 No. 1