Australian of the Year

Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim
Biomedical scientist treating spinal cord injuries

Senior Australian of the Year

Sister Anne Gardiner AM
Community champion, connecting cultures and celebrating aboriginal heritage

Young Australian of the Year

Paul Vasileff
Acclaimed fashion designer and businessman

Australia's Local Hero

Vicki Jellie
Community fundraising champion, bringing cancer services to South West Victoria

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2017 AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS ANNOUNCED

25 January 2017

2017 Australian of the Year – Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim (QLD) 2017 Australia’s Local Hero – Vicki Jellie (VIC) 2017 Senior Australian of the Year – Sister Anne Gardiner AM (NT) 2017 Young Australian of the Year – Paul Vasileff (SA)

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21 December 2016

The Australian of the Year awards are all about recognising amazing Australian stories and we believe Catherine’s is a story that deserved to be told and recognised.

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Great to see our 2017 TAS Young #ausoftheYear continuing to do great things for his charity @staychatTY https://t.co/HVL7fFZLEU

24 February 2017 a 9:32am

RT @VicGovernor: 2017 Victorian Young @ausoftheyear Jason Ball, an advocate for the LGBTI community and mental health https://t.co/rGznFH1O…

6 February 2017 a 5:55pm

Idealism, integrity, and energy - congrats again to the 2017 Young #AusoftheYear finalists & a big thanks to catego… https://t.co/pGKNWgyLNx

31 January 2017 a 12:44pm

Our 2017 Senior #AusoftheYear, Sister Anne Gardiner, enjoyed meeting the @SydUniFlames today in #CBR. https://t.co/4XH1pIHdit

27 January 2017 a 2:53pm

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