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Public Service Medal Regulations (Amendment) - 16/03/1995

  • Prerogative Instrument - C2010Q00076
  • In force - Latest Version
Other document - Prerogative Instrument as made
Variation of Letters Patent dated 18 October 1989 for the institution of the Public Service Medal.
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
General Comments: Gazette No. S124 of 1995 (3 April 1995)
Registered 25 Jan 2010





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,


WHEREAS by Letters Patent dated 18 October 1989 We instituted a medal designated and styled the Public Service Medal and ordained that the award of that Medal was to be governed by Regulations, to be known as the Public Service Medal Regulations, set out in the Schedule to those Letters Patent:

AND WHEREAS it is desirable that certain amendments be made to those Regulations:

KNOW YOU that We do by these Presents declare Our pleasure that those Regulations be amended, but without prejudice to anything lawfully done under those Letters Patent, as 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 16 March 1995

Oval: L.S..

By Her Majesty’s Command,


Prime Minister



Amendments to the Public Service Medal Regulations

1.             Regulation 2 is amended by omitting the definition of "State" and substituting the following definition:

“ ‘State’ includes the Australian Capital Territory, the Northern Territory and the Territory of Norfolk Island.”.

2.             Regulation 3 is amended by omitting “33” and substituting “30”.

3.             Regulation 3 is further amended by inserting before “Northern Territory” in the table in subregulation (3):

“Australian Capital Territory           3”.

4.             Regulation 4 is amended by inserting after paragraph (3) (b) the following paragraph:

            “(ba)    in the case of service with the Australian Capital Territory or in an office or position remunerated by or on behalf of the Territory—the Chief Minister of that Territory or a Minister of that Territory acting for and on behalf of the Chief Minister; or”.