News Archive

2016 Australian of the Year David Morrison reflects on ANZAC Day

24 April 2016

2016 Australian of the Year David Morrison reflects on ANZAC Day and says remembrance makes us who we are and reminds us of who we can be.

Chief Executive Officer position at the National Australia Day Council

12 April 2016

The National Australia Day Council is seeking applications for their Chief Executive Officer.

Vale Emeritus Professor Freda Briggs AO

7 April 2016

The National Australia Day Council is saddened by the passing of 2000 Senior Australian of the Year Emeritus Professor Freda Briggs AO.

Dr Catherine Keenan, Australia's Local Hero 2016 for National Volunteer Week 2016

11 May 2016

Volunteers are the lifeblood of the Sydney Story Factory. In the nearly four years since we opened, we’ve trained over 1,400 volunteers, around 600 of whom are currently active.

STATEMENT FROM THE NATIONAL AUSTRALIA DAY COUNCIL

4 February 2016

The National Australia Day Council (NADC) advises the Australian of the Year Award does not place any restrictions on the business activities or personal choices of Award recipients.

STATEMENT FROM DAVID MORRISON AO, 2016 AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR

30 January 2016

As the grandson and son of Veterans and a Veteran myself, I care deeply about issues affecting the Veteran community.

A statement from the National Australia Day Council regarding comments made by Catherine McGregor

27 January 2016

A statement from the National Australia Day Council regarding comments made by Catherine McGregor.

2016 Australian of the Year recipients announced

25 January 2016

2016 Australian of the Year – David Morrison AO (ACT) 2016 Senior Australian of the Year – Professor Gordian Fulde (NSW) 2016 Young Australian of the Year – Nic Marchesi & Lucas Patchett (QLD) 2016 Australia’s Local Hero – Dr Catherine Keenan (NSW)

New Exhibition Commemorates 2016 Australian of the Year Finalists

17 December 2015

National Museum of Australia Showcases Personal Objects

2016 National finalists announced

24 November 2015

The extraordinary group of inspiring Australians in the running for the 2016 Australian of the Year Awards is now finalised. The group includes leaders in human rights, individuals working in science, health, medicine, arts and culture, who come from far and wide around Australia including places such as Cooktown, Queenstown, Alice Springs and Esperance.