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Statement from the National Australia Day Council regarding Adam Goodes

30 July 2015

In 2014, the National Australia Day Council (NADC) selected Adam Goodes as the Australian of the Year in recognition of his strong leadership in many areas of Australian life.

Know an Australian worthy of attention? Nominate now for the 2016 Australian of the Year Awards

4 June 2015

Nominations Open Until 3 August 2015

Kristin Carson, SA Young Australian of the Year 2015, on Courage

15 April 2015

If I had to summarise in just one word what I hope young people in Australia today get more of, it would be courage.

Statement from Rosie Batty

28 January 2015

The 2015 Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty, has welcomed today's announcement by the Prime Minister that the formation of a national domestic violence scheme be established and that the issue will be added to the COAG agenda.

Australian of the Year Awards 2015 announced

25 January 2015

2015 Australian of the Year - Rosie Batty (VIC) 2015 Senior Australian of the Year - Jackie French (NSW) 2015 Young Australian of the Year - Drisana Levitzke-Gray (WA) 2015 Australia’s Local Hero - Juliette Wright (QLD)

Watch, Listen or follow the 2015 Australian of the Year Awards Live

22 January 2015

The nation’s most prestigious awards, the Australian of the Year Awards, will be announced on the lawns outside Parliament House on Sunday 25 January 2015. If you can’t make it to the Nation’s Capital to see the presentation in person, tune in and catch all the action live.

Women Dominate Finalists for Australian of the Year Awards 2015

16 November 2014

The extraordinary group of inspiring Australians in the running for the Australian of the Year Awards 2015 is now finalised, with all State & Territory Award recipients announced at a series of events around Australia over the past three weeks.

2015 Western Australia's Australian of the Year Award Recipients Announced

15 November 2014

The Governor of Western Australia, Her Excellency The Honourable Kerry Sanderson AO, has announced the 2015 Western Australia’s Australian of the Year Award recipients at a ceremony at the Government House Ballroom in Perth this afternoon.

2015 SA Australian of the Year Recipients Announced

12 November 2014

2015 South Australia's Australian of the Year - Dr Gill Hicks MBE (Wayville) 2015 South Australia's Senior Australian of the Year - John Swan (Millswood) 2015 South Australia's Young Australian of the Year - Kristin Carson (Somerton Park) 2015 South Australia's Local Hero - Vince Coulthard (Port Augusta)

2015 NSW Australian of the Year Recipients Announced

10 November 2014

2015 NSW Australian of the Year - Deborra-lee Furness - unable to attend event 2015 NSW Senior Australian of the Year - Jackie French (Araluen Valley) 2015 NSW Young Australian of the Year - Genevieve Clay-Smith, 26 (Monterey) 2015 NSW Local Hero - Kevin Robinson (Glenbrook)