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Nominees Announced

Australian of the Year

Johnathan Thurston
NRL player and indigenous mentor

Senior Australian of the Year

Dr Dimity Dornan AO
Hearing health specialist and bionics advocate

Young Australian of the Year

Phillip Thompson
Veterans’ champion

Australia's Local Hero

Philippa Russell
Children’s entertainer and innovator

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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.

NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR 2018 WESTERN AUSTRALIA AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

16 November 2017

The Western Australia Award nominees announced today are in the running to be named Western Australia Australian of the Year, Western Australia Senior Australian of the Year, Western Australia Young Australian of the Year and Western Australia’s Local Hero.

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