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Nominees Announced

Australian of the Year

Professor Michelle Yvonne Simmons
Professor in quantum physics

Senior Australian of the Year

Dr Catherine Hamlin AC
Pioneering surgeon

Young Australian of the Year

Macinley Butson
Scientist and inventor

Australia's Local Hero

Eddie Woo
Mathematics teacher

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2018 WESTERN AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

22 November 2017

The 2018 Western Australia Australian of the Year Award recipients have been announced this evening at a ceremony hosted by The Governor of Western Australia, Her Excellency The Honourable Kerry Sanderson AC at Government House Ballroom in Perth.

2018 TASMANIAN AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS RECIPIENTS ANNOUNCED

17 November 2017

The 2018 Tasmanian Australian of the Year Award recipients have been announced this afternoon at a ceremony hosted by The Governor of Tasmania, Her Excellency Professor the Honourable Kate Warner AC and Mr Richard Warner at Government House in Hobart.

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