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Australia Day Honours

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The Australia Day Honours are announced on 26 January. The Governor- General announces honours in the Order of Australia, Public Service Medal, Distinguished and Conspicuous Service Decorations, Australian Police Medal, Australian Fire Service Medal and Emergency Service Medal.

Australian Bravery Decorations

Australian Bravery Medal

The Australian Bravery Decorations recognise acts of selfless bravery by members of the community.

In 1989 Mr Darrell James Tree of South Australia was awarded the first Cross of Valour: Australia’s highest civilian bravery decoration. Despite repeatedly falling unconscious from electrocution Mr Tree saved a three year- old boy from a crane charged with high voltage electricity.