The National Emergency Medal a muddled medal volunteers deserve more

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Glenn Joned
Feb 23, 2021
I support consistency in the award and fairness in the application of the award

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Greg Cook
Oct 25, 2020
Volunteer emergency service professionals deserve true recognition and awards.

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Kira Robertson
Oct 24, 2020
Because myself and many others in my SES unit volunteered for over 10 days each during the 2015 O'Sullivan fire in Northcliff and we not eligible for this metal. The O'Sullivan fire was declared a National Emergency, this means volunteers boss's were legally required to release us from work to attend to the emergency.

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Jeffrey Watson
Aug 27, 2020
Tasmania had a huge fire campaign in early 2019 requiring response from the entire state, the mainland and overseas. The event ran for two months and the commitment by volunteer and paid emergency services members was massive. Many members returned from the campaign fires only to find themselves fighting fires in their own area. Any disaster requiring a national response should automatically qualify. These members and this event were not included, but should have been.

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Geoffrey Davey
1 year ago
This needs to be rectified , even paid staff have missed out

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Bob Jones
1 year ago
TC Tracey was probably the first natural disaster to bring Australia to the realization of massive destruction of Darwin. It was a great effort by the people and outside agencies that brought the city back to life.

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Stephen Rothwell
1 year ago
RECOGNITION NEEDS TO BE GIVEN TO THOSE WHO GAVE UP THERE TIME AND JOBS ALSO LEFT THERE FAMILY TO HELP AUSTRALIA AND AUSTRALIANS DURING THE BUSHFIRE OPERATIONS.

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Warren Kelly
1 year ago
In the last month we have seen the release of new significant emergencies for the NEM and awaiting third.

The New clasps added are TC Debbie 2017 and NQ Floods 2019. Both state sustained service 5 days and judging by the spread sheets, this is cumulative and specific Local Government Areas have been stipulated and no distinction between paid or volunteer workers.
Still awaiting release is the Australian Bushfire Emerency 2019/20. It is hoped that a similar approach will be taken.
The spirit of this petition should be now reflecting on changing the requirements for the First Three Emergencies to reflect the fair and equitable way in which the latest have been issued with the QLD Flood and the TC Yasi emergencies separated for qualifying , an increase in the eligible period for TC Yasi beyond the 14th of February, the removal of the paid/ unpaid citeria and retrospective change to the number of days to be 5 to ensure that ALL personell are treated fairly for the first three emergencies.
In many cases this will only cost the amount for the clasp.

We are getting there but lets's have some retrospectivity.

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Rory Cain
1 year ago
The pollies have done it again, talked big and delivered little to unpaid volunteers doing selfless work.

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Rodney purches
1 year ago
I think they deserve the medal and a lot more