State & Territory
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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"This is for the kids." QLD #AustralianOfTheYear 2015 @hettyjohnston @BraveheartsInc

15 minutes ago

@braveheartsinc @Hetty Johnston AM is 2015 Queensland Australian of the Year for her work as a child protection activist. Congratulations!

17 minutes ago

RT @bvonow: Fred Hyde- this award makes me feel very humble because I could not have achieved much on my own @ausoftheyear

24 minutes ago

94 old Fred Hyde is 2015 Queensland Senior Australian of the Year. Fred has spent 30 years rescuing & educating abandoned kids in Bangladesh

26 minutes ago

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