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On Anzac Day
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)