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Finalists Announced

Australian of the Year


Deborra-lee Furness Child advocate and adoption campaigner

Senior Australian of the Year


Jackie French Author

Young Australian of the Year


Genevieve Clay-Smith Film maker and social entrepreneur

Australia's Local Hero


Kevin Robinson Charity founder

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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Watch, Listen or follow the 2015 Australian of the Year Awards Live

22 January 2015

The nation’s most prestigious awards, the Australian of the Year Awards, will be announced on the lawns outside Parliament House on Sunday 25 January 2015. If you can’t make it to the Nation’s Capital to see the presentation in person, tune in and catch all the action live.

Victoria Cross Legends honoured on postage stamp

22 January 2015

This year’s Australia Post Australian Legends Award recognises five Australians who have received the Victoria Cross. We are delighted that this includes the National Australia Day Council Chairman, Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG and 2010 Young Australian of the Year, Mark Donaldson VC.

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