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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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BE GREAT AND NOMINATE FOR 2018 AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

5 June 2017

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2017 AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS ANNOUNCED

25 January 2017

2017 Australian of the Year – Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim (QLD) 2017 Australia’s Local Hero – Vicki Jellie (VIC) 2017 Senior Australian of the Year – Sister Anne Gardiner AM (NT) 2017 Young Australian of the Year – Paul Vasileff (SA)

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