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Finalists Announced

Australian of the Year

 

Hetty Johnston AM Child protection activist

Senior Australian of the Year

 

Fred Hyde AM Philanthropist

Young Australian of the Year

 

Yassmin Abdel-Magied Engineer and social advocate

Australia's Local Hero

 

Juliette Wright Social entrepreneur

New trophies unveiled

New trophy designs bring together the colours of Australia's desert, bush and forest areas and the sea which surrounds our island nation.

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2015 Queensland Australian of the Year Award Recipients Announced

24 October 2014

2015 Queensland Australian of the Year - Hetty Johnston AM (Cedar Creek) 2015 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year - Fred Hyde AM (Warwick) 2015 Queensland Young Australian of the Year - Yassmin Abdel-Magied (Sunnybank Hills) 2015 Queensland Local Hero - Juliette Wright (Camp Mountain)

Finalists announced for 2015 NSW Australian of the Year Awards

22 October 2014

The 16 finalists for the 2015 NSW Australian of the Year Awards include an Antarctic station leader, child advocate and adoption campaigner, medical innovator, actor, comedian and humour therapist, social media innovator and charity founder.

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RT @GIVIT_Juliette: @yassmin_a - The @ausoftheyear Crew are in their way to you now! http://t.co/Lf9s3foOTS

25 October 2014 a 5:20pm

QLD #australianoftheyear 2015 @hettyjohnston @BraveheartsInc thanks so much for your time today! See you in #CBR http://t.co/ZpB3Q8KL5c

25 October 2014 a 2:40pm

@LasekJeremy It'd be a sinch for him - he is capable of anything.

25 October 2014 a 11:22am

Fred Hyde, 94 years old, spent last 30 yrs rescuing and educating Bangladeshi orphans. 2015 Queensland Senior AOTY http://t.co/TxzSLDFnwi

25 October 2014 a 10:32am

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