Australian of the Year

David Morrison AO
Equality advocate

Senior Australian of the Year

Professor Gordian Fulde
Doctor

Young Australian of the Year

Nic Marchesi and Lucas Patchett
Social entrepreneurs

Australia's Local Hero

Dr Catherine Keenan
Youth educator

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STATEMENT FROM THE NATIONAL AUSTRALIA DAY COUNCIL

4 February 2016

The National Australia Day Council (NADC) advises the Australian of the Year Award does not place any restrictions on the business activities or personal choices of Award recipients.

STATEMENT FROM DAVID MORRISON AO, 2016 AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR

30 January 2016

As the grandson and son of Veterans and a Veteran myself, I care deeply about issues affecting the Veteran community.

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.@CanberraTimes #AusoftheYear David Morrison donates use of new car to org for vulnerable pregnant women & mothers. https://t.co/tXLIjivwsL

8 February 2016 a 9:47am

Lovely news from 2016 WA Young #AusoftheYear @LightForRiley! https://t.co/iZoRujqAuv

4 February 2016 a 2:33pm

Ian Frazer, #ausoftheyear 2006 & inventor of the Cervical Cancer Vaccine https://t.co/AzEOGiDO3t #worldcancerday https://t.co/Z6sgwmoAuL

4 February 2016 a 12:28pm

A statement from the National Australia Day Council regarding nemuneration of #AusoftheYear recipients https://t.co/p1mL2U39Tv

4 February 2016 a 11:49am

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