Interesting exclusion. If this medal is supposed to be tied to combat service I could understand the ommission but it doesn't read like that. I am just curious what the Aussies are up in arms about, they tend to have different sensibilities at times.
"The purpose of fighting is to win. There is no possible victory in defense. The sword is more important than the shield and skill is more important than either. The final weapon is the brain. All else is supplemental." - John Steinbeck