The 16 finalists for the 2016 Victorian Australian of the Year Awards include an equality champion, a barrister, an Indigenous elder, community leaders, a LGBTI activist, a social enterprise founder, mental health leaders and an advocate for asylum seekers.
In 2014, the National Australia Day Council (NADC) selected Adam Goodes as the Australian of the Year in recognition of his strong leadership in many areas of Australian life.
@GIVIT_Juliette Victoria announced tomorrow!
The first 16 state & territory finalists in the 2016 @ausoftheyear awards are being announced first thing tomorrow. Can't wait! #inspiring
Congratulations on your 2016 @ausoftheyear nomination @marcellemansour! https://t.co/15720tln4v