For 25 years we have been driving a campaign to honour ALL of our Australian Defence members who have been killed, injured and wounded in service to our Nation.
Details of that campaign can be found here
The Defence Honours and Awards Tribunal panel are currently considering two specific DATES to recognise the deaths of Australian members resulting from honourable military service with Australian units.
OPTION 1 - From 3 MAR 1885 onward (recognising 100% sacrifice). 'All Equal in Death'
102,911 members, including those Australians from the Sudan campaign, the ANZACS, the Lighthorse, Rats of Tobruk, Kokoda etc...through to contemporary campaigns such as Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan etc
(Including all of those members from Option 2)
OPTION 2 - From 3 SEP 1945 (recognising only 1.6% sacrifice). 'Not Equal in Death'
1,648 members, including those Australians from contemporary campaigns from Korea, Malaya, Borneo, Vietnam to Afghanistan etc.
(Excluding all of those members from Option 1 who served prior to 3 SEP 1945)
What say you? (Australians only)