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Conspicuous Service Decorations Determinations - 01/09/2008

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Revocation of the Conspicuous Service Decorations Determination made on 25th of October 1991 and new determination of Conspicuous Service Decorations
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
General Comments: Gazette No. S 220 of 2008 (17 October 2008)
Registered 25 Jan 2010

CONSPICUOUS SERVICE DECORATIONS

 

DETERMINATIONS

I, PHILIP MICHAEL JEFFERY, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia, acting under regulations 9 and 10 of the Australian Conspicuous Service Decorations Regulations, revoke the Australian Conspicuous Service Decorations Determination made on the twenty fifth day of October 1991 and determine as follows:

 

 

THE CONSPICUOUS SERVICE CROSS

 

Design

 

1.      The Conspicuous Service Cross is a modified Maltese Cross of nickel-silver ensigned with the Crown of Saint Edward in nickel-silver with the arms of the cross interspersed with fluted rays. Each axis of the cross measures 38 millimetres. The cross is surmounted by a plain nickel-silver suspender bar. The obverse of the cross bears a central device of the Southern Cross surrounded by a laurel wreath. This device is 18 millimetres in diameter. The reverse bears as the central device a horizontal panel 26 millimetres across and 8 millimetres high to allow for engraving of the recipient’s name. The arms of the cross are interspersed with fluted rays.

 

Miniature

 

2.      The miniature of the Conspicuous Service Cross is a half size replica of the cross suspended from a miniature ribbon 16 millimetres wide.

 

Ribbon

 

3.      The ribbon of the Conspicuous Service Cross is 32 millimetres wide and has alternating diagonal stripes of bush green and sandy gold 6 millimetres wide.

 

Ribbon Bar

 

4.      The ribbon bar of The Conspicuous Service Cross consists of a strip of full size ribbon, 32 millimetres wide and 10 millimetres deep, with no emblem.

 

Further Awards

 

5.      Second and subsequent awards of the Conspicuous Service Cross are recognised by the presentation of a nickel-silver bar 35 millimetres wide and 6 millimetres high. The bar has a central replica of the cross 6 millimetres in diameter flanked by laurel leaves. The bar is worn attached to the ribbon of the original cross. A half size replica of the bar is worn on the ribbon of the miniature cross. A ribbon bar emblem in the form of a further representation of the cross 5 millimetres in diameter is worn on the ribbon bar.

Lapel Badge

 

6.      The lapel badge of the Conspicuous Service Cross is a replica of the cross 10 millimetres in diameter.

 

Wearing

 

7.      The Conspicuous Service Cross is worn on the left breast whenever full-size orders, decorations and medals are worn. The miniature cross is worn whenever miniatures of orders, decorations and medals are worn. The ribbon bar is to be worn at all times with service dress. The lapel badge may be worn at any time with civilian dress.

 

 

THE CONSPICUOUS SERVICE MEDAL

 

Design

 

8.      The Conspicuous Service Medal is a circular nickel-silver medal 38 millimetres in diameter, ensigned with the Crown of Saint Edward in nickel-silver. The medal is surmounted by a plain nickel-silver suspender bar. The obverse of the medal bears a central device of the Southern Cross surrounded by a laurel wreath. The reverse bears a horizontal panel 30 millimetres across and 8 millimetres high to allow for engraving of the recipient’s name. This central panel is superimposed over a design of fluted rays.

 

Miniature

 

9.      The miniature of the Conspicuous Service Medal is a half-size replica of the medal suspended from a miniature ribbon, 16 millimetres wide.

 

Ribbon

 

10.    The ribbon of the Conspicuous Service Medal is 32 millimetres wide and has alternating diagonal stripes of bush green and sandy gold 3 millimetres wide.

 

Ribbon Bar

 

11.    The ribbon bar of the Conspicuous Service Medal is 32 millimetres wide and 10 millimetres deep. When the ribbon bar is worn, a representation of the medal, 5 millimetres in diameter, is attached at the centre of the ribbon.

 

Further Awards

 

12.    Second and subsequent awards of the Conspicuous Service Medal are recognised by the presentation of a nickel-silver bar 35 millimetres wide and 6 millimetres high. The bar has a central replica of the medal 6 millimetres in diameter. The bar is worn attached to the ribbon of the original medal. A half size replica of the bar is worn on the ribbon of the miniature medal. A ribbon bar emblem in the form of a further representation of the medal 5 millimetres in diameter is worn on the ribbon bar.

 

Lapel Badge

 

13.    The lapel badge of the Conspicuous Service Medal is a representation of the medal 10 millimetres in diameter.

 

Wearing

 

14.    The Conspicuous Service Medal is worn on the left breast whenever full-size orders, decorations and medals are worn. The miniature medal is worn whenever miniatures of orders, decorations and medals are worn. The ribbon bar is to be worn at all times with service dress. The lapel badge may be worn at any time with civilian dress.

 

Order of Wear

 

15.    The Conspicuous Service Cross and the Conspicuous Service Medal are worn in accordance with The Order of Wearing Australian Honours and Awards as approved from time to time by The Sovereign.

Dated this First day of September 2008

Original Signed by General Jeffery

GOVERNOR-GENERAL