Australian of the Year


Adam Goodes
AFL player and community leader

Senior Australian of the Year


Fred Chaney AO
Reconciliation advocate

Young Australian of the Year


Jacqueline Freney OAM
Paralympic champion

Australia's Local Hero


Tim Conolan
Children’s Charity Founder

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Queensland’s Young Australian of the Year for 2014 brings The Rescue Movement to NSW

21 August 2014

Now 22 years old, Jordyn Archer, 2014 Queensland Young Australian of the Year, is bringing her fundraising concerts, The Rescue Movement to NSW. Over the past six years, Jordyn’s fundraising concerts have raised over $30,000 for Destiny Rescue, an Australian charity which frees young girls from sex-trafficking and provides them with a home, skills training and a fresh start to life.

Vale Laurie Baymarrwangga

20 August 2014

The National Australia Day Council was saddened to hear of the passing of Senior Australian of the Year 2012, Laurie Baymarrwangga, aged 98.

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Congratulations on 350 @AFL games for @sydneyswans @adamroy37. Hoping tonight's #AFLFinals match is a great one #goswans

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RT @sydneyswans: Be like us and get a personalised message from Adam Goodes before his 350th game. Tweet @sydneyswans and use #goswans http…

18 September 2014 a 3:04pm

Australia's Local Hero 2014 @timconolan met GG Peter Cosgrove for #CitizenshipDay "Tim, you are an inspiration."

17 September 2014 a 1:50pm

.@gilly381 thanks for 6 great years steering the ship as chair of the national #australiaday council. All the best!

14 September 2014 a 6:09pm

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