Petition for Medallic Recognition (ABPM) sign now

The Hon Kevin Rudd MP
Prime Minister
Parliament House
CANBERRA ACT 2600

Prime Minister, we the undersigned , sworn officers and agents, past and present, of Australias Commonwealth law enforcement and Intelligence services, friends, family, associates and supporters of the above support the Submission titled For Service - A Matter of Honour, Submission for the Establishment of an Australian Border Protection Medal (ABPM) and request that you as Prime Minister of Australia endorse the proposed Australian Border Protection Medal (ABPM).



RECOMMENDATION
To establish the Australian Border Protection Medal (ABPM)recognising Commonwealth Law Enforcement Officers and Intelligence Officers as prescribed below;

Armed Commonwealth Law Enforcement Officers
Federal Agents, Constables of Police, Protective Service Officers from the Australian Federal Police (AFP);
Protective Service Officers from the former Australian Protective Service (APS), Protective Service Constables of the former Protective Service component of the AFP, Constables from the former 3RD Commonwealth Police, and Peace Officers of the former Peace Officer Guard (POG);
Customs Officers (including Maritime Enforcement Officers and Crew) from the Australian Customs & Border Protection Service (ACBPS), and former
Australian Customs Service (ACS); and Physical Surveillance Operatives, Investigators, Covert Source Handlers and Controllers, Seconded police, of
the Australian Crime Commission (ACC) and the former National Crime Authority (NCA).

Non-armed Commonwealth Law Enforcement and
Intelligence Officers
Fisheries Officers from the Australian Fisheries
Management Authority (AFMA); Quarantine Officers (Seaports, Airports, Mail Centres and Detector Dog programmes) from the Australian Quarantine & Inspection Service (AQIS);
Customs officers from the Australian Customs and Border Protection Service (ACBPS) , Australian Customs Service (ACS), Federal Narcotics Bureau
(FNB) ;
Immigration Officers (Compliance) from the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC); and
Intelligence Analysts and Officers of the AFP, ACC, ACBPS, former ACS, State and Territory Police.
Investigators from the DIAC, AFP, ACC, ACBPS, former ACS, former NCA, and former Commonwealth Investigation Service (CIS).
Commonwealth Intelligence and Surveillance Officers
● Intelligence Officers, Surveillance Officers from the Australian Security & Intelligence Organisation (ASIO)
● Intelligence Officers from the Australian Secret Intelligence Service (ASIS)
Any individuals who have been involved in non-military Intelligence Operations as actors; agents and Human Intelligence assets. This includes operations and training environments in order to assist with the operational readiness of such Intelligence Officers
State and Territory Police Officers
● Constables of Police from the New South Wales Police Force, Western Australia Police Service, Queensland Police Service, Nothern Territory Police, Tasmania Police, Victoria Police Force, and South Australia Police
(taking into account name changes of the 'Forces'); and
● Intelligence Analysts, Intelligence Officers, and Assistant Intelligence Officers (non armed non sworn) from the above 'Forces'.
Royal Papua and New Guniea Constabulary Members
● Regular Constabulary;
● Field Constabulary;
● Special Constables; and
● Native Constables.

PROPOSAL
That the proposed Australian Border Protection Medal (ABPM) will be considered a service medal, and that a significant commitment since 3 September 1945 be reflected by those members of the Border Protection community who have;
Fulfilled no less than four years service; unless
The death of a member occurs during service;
The retirement of a member as medically unfit due to a work cause compensable impairment or other acceptable condition (stress, hurt on duty, heart disease [can be linked to stress, and affects on lifestyle due to nature of work] etc.); or
The agency / unit disbanded, redeployment of member to another agency, voluntary or forced redundancy, given restructure of unit, agency or department.

Requirements of the proposed ABPM
The proposed Australian Border Protection Medal (ABPM) would be considered a good conduct medal (anti corruption) .
The proposed Australian Border Protection Medal (ABPM) would be exempt from any repatriation benefits.
The proposed Australian Border Protection Medal (ABPM) is to take into account cumulative service. Cumulative Service allows an officer or agent to break service for an unspecified period and come back either to last agency or join a new agency fulfilling prescribed service relating to law enforcement or intelligence.
The proposed Australian Border Protection Medal (ABPM) would sit after and alongside the Australian Defence Medal (ADM) in the Australian Honours System Order of Precedence.
The proposed Australian Border Protection Medal (ABPM)
would be considered a service medal, however would not be considered a Long Service Medal.

The creation of such an award will give appropriate medallic recognition to the thousands of past and present members engaged in the Border Protection professions.

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