News Archive

On Anzac Day

24 April 2015

On the Centenary of Anzac, Veterans' campaigner and 2014 ACT Senior Australian of the Year Graham Walker, tells us "Anzac Day is a day on which we might remind ourselves that the cost of war does not end with the warriors’ homecoming".

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.

Give it a go

13 April 2015

Changing the world doesn't look like one person changing the lives of millions of people. It looks like millions of people changing one life at a time.

It starts with us

10 April 2015

It's National Youth Week and the theme for 2015 is 'It starts with us'. Adam Mostogl, 2015 Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year, shares his thoughts on young Australians taking on the world.

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)

Victoria Cross Legends honoured on postage stamp

22 January 2015

This year’s Australia Post Australian Legends Award recognises five Australians who have received the Victoria Cross. We are delighted that this includes the National Australia Day Council Chairman, Ben Roberts-Smith VC MG and 2010 Young Australian of the Year, Mark Donaldson VC.

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)