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Adam Goodes
AFL player and community leader

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Fred Chaney AO
Reconciliation advocate

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Jacqueline Freney OAM
Paralympic champion

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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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29 August 2014 a 2:51pm

RT @Shelley_Reys: "... When it's clear there is still a way to go. For all of us". @ausoftheyear @RecAustralia @Reco…

26 August 2014 a 4:49pm

Congrats Jordyn Archer, 2014 QLD Young @ausoftheyear for bringing rescue movement fundraising concerts to NSW

21 August 2014 a 4:13pm

Sad to hear passing of Senior @ausoftheyear 2012, L.Baymarrwangga. She did much to preserve heritage of her culture.

20 August 2014 a 9:42am

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