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Australian of the Year

Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim
Biomedical scientist treating spinal cord injuries

Senior Australian of the Year

Sister Anne Gardiner AM
Community champion, connecting cultures and celebrating aboriginal heritage

Young Australian of the Year

Paul Vasileff
Acclaimed fashion designer and businessman

Australia's Local Hero

Vicki Jellie
Community fundraising champion, bringing cancer services to South West Victoria

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