PNG 1975

Inquiry into recognition for members of the Defence Force for service in Papua New Guinea (PNG) since 1975

  • Service in PNG before independence is recognised with an Australian Service Medal (ASM). The Tribunal is considering whether there should be any recognition for Defence service in PNG after September 1975.
  • In July 2010 the Government accepted the following recommendation:
    • That no general medallic recognition should be given to ADF members who have served in PNG after 16 September 1975.

Media Release – Announcement of Inquiry
Terms of Reference
Media Release – Announcement of the acceptance of the Tribunal’s recommendations

by Ken McFadyen
Oil on canvas on hardboard, 1968

RAAF's first operation over North Korea
Robert Taylor
Oil on canvas, 1986