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National Medal Regulations 1999 (Amendment) - 04/04/2000

  • Prerogative Instrument - C2010Q00082
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Variation of the Letters Patent dated 18 June 1999 for the institution of the National Medal
Administered by: Prime Minister and Cabinet
General Comments: Gazette No. S180 of 2000 (11 April 2000)
Registered 01 Feb 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 June 1999 given under the Great Seal of Australia, We provided for the National Medal Regulations 1999 set out in the Schedule to the Letters Patent to govern the award of the National Medal:

AND WHEREAS it is desirable that certain amendments of the Regulations be made:

KNOW YOU that We do, by these Presents, declare Our pleasure that the Letters Patent dated 18 June 1999 be amended, but without prejudice to anything lawfully done thereunder, as set out in the Schedule, with effect from 18 June 1999.

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 4 April 2000


Oval: L.S..By Her Majesty’s Command,


Prime Minister



Amendment of the National Medal Regulations 1999

[1]           Regulation 24


24            Service in Papua New Guinea

         (1)   A period of service given by a person in Papua New Guinea before 1 December 1973 may be counted for the purposes of regulation 16 or 17 as if it were a period of eligible service in an approved organisation if:

                (a)    the service was:

                          (i)    as a regular police officer in the Royal Papua New Guinea Constabulary; or

                         (ii)    as a member of a PNG service organisation; and

               (b)    the service was of a kind mentioned in paragraphs 19 (1) (a), (b) and (c).

Note   A period of service in Papua New Guinea before 1 December 1973 may only be counted as eligible service under r 16 if the person has also given at least 1 day of eligible service with an approved organisation (or more than 1 approved organisation):

(a)      on or after, 14 February 1975; and

(b)     on or after, the approval date of that approved organisation (or at least one of those approved organisations).

See para 16 (b).

         (2)   In this regulation:

PNG service organisation means an organisation established by, or under the control of, the Papua New Guinea Administration (except a voluntary organisation) that is an ambulance service, correctional service, emergency service or fire service.