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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)

NATIONAL AUSTRALIA DAY COUNCIL WELCOMES BEN ROBERTS-SMITH VC, MG AS NEW CHAIR

9 November 2014

A recipient of the Victoria Cross, our nation’s highest military honour, Mr Roberts-Smith’s appointment was announced by the Prime Minister The Hon Tony Abbott MP.

2015 NT Australian of the Year Award Recipients Announced

5 November 2014

2015 Northern Territory Australian of the Year - Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM 2015 Northern Territory Senior Australian of the Year - Eddie Robertson 2015 Northern Territory Young Australian of the Year - Chantal Ober 2015 Northern Territory Local Hero - Ray Palmer

2015 ACT Australian of the Year Award Recipients Announced

3 November 2014

2015 ACT Australian of the Year - Glenn Keys 2015 ACT Senior Australian of the Year - Sandra Mahlberg 2015 ACT Young Australian of the Year - Patrick Mills 2015 ACT Local Hero - Damian De Marco

2015 Tasmanian Australian of the Year Recipients Announced

30 October 2014

2015 Tasmanian Australian of the Year - Rodney Croome AM (South Hobart) 2015 Tasmanian Senior Australian of the Year - Professor Henry Reynolds (Richmond) 2015 Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year - Adam Mostogl (Queenstown) 2015 Tasmanian Local Hero - Mary Kay (Smithton)

Finalists announced for 2015 South Australia's Australian of the Year Awards

30 October 2014

The 16 finalists for the 2015 South Australia's Australian of the Year Awards include fundraisers and volunteers, a world-renowned wine maker, an engineer, a road safety advocate and a rocker who now helps those in need.

2015 Victorian Australian of the Year Awards Recipients Announced

28 October 2014

2015 Victorian Australian of the Year - Rosie Batty (Tyabb) 2015 Victorian Senior Australian of the Year - Professor Sam Berkovic AC (Caulfield North) 2015 Victorian Young Australian of the Year - Thomas King (Kalorama) 2015 Victorian Local Hero- Louise Davidson (Balwyn)