Fraudulent wearing of medals

Posted by on 22 July 2016

While most people only wear the medals to which they are entitled, sadly there are some people who wear medals they have not earned.

Section 80B(1),(4) of the Defence Act 1903 makes it an offence for a person to wear a service decoration that they are not entitled to wear, or to falsely represent themselves as a person on whom a service decoration was conferred.

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) has primary responsibility for conducting investigations into alledged Commonwealth offences, while the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions (CDPP) has responsibility for prosecuting such offences.