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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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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21 December 2016

The Australian of the Year awards are all about recognising amazing Australian stories and we believe Catherine’s is a story that deserved to be told and recognised.

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WA Young #AusoftheYear shares "his vision of an inclusive and diverse Australia during #HarmonyDay": https://t.co/1IOBlZFhBa

23 March 2017 a 8:26am

RT @Aus_ScienceWeek: "To have a life spent being curious" why @ausoftheyear Alan Mackay-Sim studied science #smp2017 https://t.co/GnT6hW93GO

22 March 2017 a 9:47am

RT @Aus_ScienceWeek: The one arm arm chairs are ready for a fireside chat between @ausoftheyear Alan Mackay-Sim and @astroduff #smp2017 htt…

22 March 2017 a 9:06am

RT @indigenous_gov: Senior @ausoftheyear Sister Anne Gardiner has helped Tiwi Islanders preserve their culture #ShareUrStory https://t.co/L…

9 March 2017 a 1:37pm

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