Australian of the Year 2013
Ita Buttrose AO OBE
Acknowledged for her brilliant and groundbreaking media career, Ita Buttrose now dedicates her considerable energy and skills to championing medical education and health care. Starting her career as a...
Senior Australian of the Year 2013
Professor Ian Maddocks AM
Palliative care specialist
Emeritus Professor Ian Maddocks is an eminent palliative care specialist and a passionate advocate for world peace. A specialist physician in the Australian Administration of Papua New Guinea for 14 y...
Young Australian of the Year 2013
Akram Azimi is a dedicated mentor to young Indigenous people. Arriving in Australia 13 years ago from Afghanistan he went from being ‘an ostracised refugee kid with no prospects’ to becoming his...
Australia's Local Hero 2013
Advocate for Aboriginal rights, Shane Phillips is a respected member of the Redfern Aboriginal community and is regarded as their voice on a range of youth issues, juvenile justice and Aboriginal deat...