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Commonwealth of Australia
Gazette Special
No. S8, Thursday, 4 January 2001

Government House
Canberra ACT 2600

13 December 2000

It is notified for general information that the Governor-General has approved an Instrument of determination that defines the conditions for the award of the International Force East Timor Medal, as detailed in the following Determination:

COMMONWEALTH OF AUSTRALIA

DETERMINATION UNDER THE INTERNATIONAL FORCE EAST TIMOR MEDAL REGULATIONS 2000

I, WILLIAM PATRICK DEANE, Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia pursuant to the International Force East Timor Medal ("INTERFET Medal") Regulations 2000 set out in the Schedule to Letters Patent dated 25 March 2000 ("the Regulations"), and on the recommendation of the Minister for Defence hereby DETERMINE, under subregulation 5(3) of the Regulations:

  1. the area comprising East Timor and the sea adjacent to East Timor out to a distance of 12 nautical miles form the low water mark to be the operational area of East Timor for the INTERFET Operation (the Operation);
  2. the period that commenced on 16 September 1999 and ended on 10 April 2000 to be the period of operations for the Operation;
  3. that the conditions for the award of the INTERFET Medal are:
    1. the Medal may be awarded to a member of the Australian Defence Force who rendered service as such a member while posted as a member of the Australian element of the Operation for 30 days, or for periods amounting in the aggregate to 30 days.
    2. The Medal may be awarded to a member of the Australian Defence Force who rendered service as such a member of the Operation for 30 days, or for periods amounting in the aggregate to 30 days, as part of the contribution of a foreign Defence Force while on secondment or exchange with that foreign Defence Force;
    3. The Medal may be awarded to a member of a foreign defence force who rendered service as such a member while posted as a member of the Australian or foreign element of the Operation for 30 days, or for periods amounting in the aggregate to 30 days;
    4. The Medal may be awarded to a member of a foreign defence force who rendered service as such a member of the Operation for 30 days, or for periods amounting in the aggregate to 30 days, as part of the contribution of the Australian Defence Force on secondment or exchange with the Australian Defence Force;
    5. The Medal may be awarded to a member of the Australian Defence Force who completed 30 sorties within the duration of the Operation, provided that those sorties were conducted over a period of not less than an aggregate of 30 days at a rate of one sortie per day;
    6. The Medal may be awarded to a member of a foreign defence force who completed 30 sorties within the duration of the Operation, provided that those sorties were conducted over a period of not less than an aggregate of 30 days at a rate of one sortie per day;
    7. The Medal may be awarded to a member of the Australian Defence Force who rendered service as such a member for a period of 30 days, or for periods amounting in the aggregate to 30 days, for official visits, inspections or other occurrences of a temporary nature with the military contribution in the Operation;
    8. The Medal may be awarded to a member of a foreign defence force who rendered service as such a member for a period of 30 days, or for periods amounting in the aggregate to 30 days, for official visits, inspections or other occurrences of a temporary nature with the military contribution in the Operation;
    9. The Medal may be awarded to a person who rendered service as part of the Australian element of the Operation for a period of 30 days, or for periods amounting in the aggregate to 30 days, and who, in accordance with a determination made by the Minister under subregulation 5(2) (b) of the Regulations, is in a class of persons who may be awarded the INTERFET Medal;

PROVIDED THAT where a member does not complete the determined period of operations required by subparagraphs (c)(i), (ii), (iii), (iv), (v) or (vi) owing to his or her death, evacuation due to illness, injury or other disability due to service, the member will be deemed to have completed that period of operations.

Dated 13 December 2000
Signed: Governor-General

By His Excellency's Command

JOHN MOORE
Minister for Defence

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