While I agree wholeheartedly with the sentiment and purpose of this national recognition to families of those ADF members who have died whilst on operations, I believe we can do better than using the United Kingdom's. Perhaps a Commonwealth of Australia Cross or Star might be more appropriate.
Michele Jones absolutely agrees that recognition is vital.... Those murderers think they are martyrs but we will recognise their victims as the ones to get respect and honour!!!!!! Great!!!!
and it is about time too
I agree the families will know what our ancestors went through
too right they desefve this recognition
I know the families left behind need something to have of there loved ones who have done so much for us
Sue Hooley. I agree
At least the children and grand-children will have something to both cherish and remember them.
I agree its a great idea. I don't suppose the recognition be retrospective?
I agree the Familes will have something to remember them and be very proud .
an award for these people should be statury all countries should honour everyone who sacrifice for there country
It all helps, for all defence families and friends.
Agree as posthumous award to service member but with an Australian name. I did think initially think of the Holt medal as a Prime Minister who died in service but also like the idea of naming it after PM Curtin but for the obvious coincidence but then I'm sure they would appreciate the humour. Lest we Forget.