Australian Defence Members & First Responders Killed-In-Service

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Award a Killed-in-Service (KIS) clasp on their campaign or service medal to complete their story of personal service and sacrifice.

KIS 4 KIS
Keep it Significant 4 Killed-In-Service

Story telling is important to our nation. As Australians, we do this through our honours and awards system. We award medals to athletes to celebrate their sporting achievements and to those who have excelled in academia and community service. We award bravery medals to everyday citizens who risk their lives for others. We honour Defence families with a remembrance pin. Yes, we also award medals, citations, clasps and commendations to Australian Defence Members & First Responders. These tell the story of where they served and for how long. But of those Killed-In-Service both overseas and at home, in response to emergencies, conflict and disaster, we do not officially personalise their sacrifice or conclude their record of service. Acknowledging their Personal Sacrifice is the Right thing to do! 

__________________CALL for ACTION ______________________________ 

Please write to the Minister to express your support and include a return address for a response.

The Hon. Darren Chester MP
Minister of Veteran Affairs
Email: darren.chester.mp@aph.gov.au

Cc:
Andrew Laming MP
Australian Government (LNP)
Email: andrew.laming.mp@aph.gov.au

Luke Gosling MP
Australian Labor Party
Email: Luke.Gosling.MP@aph.gov.au

Andrew Hastie MP
Australian Liberal Party (LP)
Email: andrew.hastie.mp@aph.gov.au

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This campaign was the initiative of Warrant Officer Class 1 (Rtd) Kerry Danes, CSM  to honour fallen comrades in the Australian Defence Force and First Responders who have been Killed-In-Service. 

Why the Wattle?
The wattle is our national floral emblem linked to the Australian Bravery Association, the Order of Australia awards system and the highest office of the land - our Governor General, so it holds an appropriately prestigious place in the life of our nation. 

Our Numbers
Original petition at Causes.com has over 31,543 signatures. 
https://www.causes.com/causes/204480-australian-national-campaign-recognising-defence-members-first-responders-killed-in-service

Combined we have close to 45,000 signatures supporting this campaign (as at 22/04/18).

We have also included a proposal to the Australian government for medallic recognition for those Injured or Wounded in Service, including recognition for those suffering mental illness due to service.



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