Australia - National Medal
Following the lodgement of a Freedom of Information request with the Australian Customs and Bordr Proection Service in late April 2011, I received a detailed positive response outlining the submission process requesting that eligible officers of the Australian Customs & Border Protection Service be appropriately considered for their valuable service to the Australian people.
As a result, Royal Assent was granted on 23 September 2011, with a date of effect for eligible service commencing from 16 December 1999.
The following articles represent two perspectives related to the development of Australian Customs insignia over time.
The first document was researched internally within Customs, of which I was asked to contribute.
Australian Customs Historical research document. (Approval granted by Customs & Border Protection, Communication & Media, Manager Online Communication 14 September 2010)
Researched with a former Customs Officer and now retired Australian Federal Police officer, first appearing in the Police Insignia Collectors Association of Australia Magazine, Volume 8 number 3, printed pages 4 - 11 inclusive, published 2002, copyright Police Insignia Collectors Association Australia.
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