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Dr Fiona Wood, Australia's most trusted person... again

16 July 2010

Dr Fiona Wood, Australian of the Year 2005, has taken out the number one spot for the sixth year running in Reader’s Digest’s list of Australia’s Most Trusted People.

For the past six years, Reader’s Digest has commissioned an independent research firm to survey a representative sample of 750 Australian adults. They were asked to rate how much they trusted 100 well known people on a scale of one to ten.

A number of Australian of the Year Award recipients featured highly in this list. Young Australian of the Year 2010, Corporal Mark Donaldson, came in at number five; Australian of the Year 2010, Professor Patrick McGorry, took out seventh place and Senior Australian of the Year 2010, Maggie Beer, was number 15.

Tam Johnston, National Program Director, at the National Australia Day Council said,

“There are some extraordinary people included in this list and it’s perhaps not surprising that many of them are Australian of the Year Awards recipients,”

“It’s a reflection of the high regard in which recipients are held.”

Six Australian of the Year Award recipients featured in the top ten. Alongside Wood, Donaldson and McGorry was Professor Ian Frazer, Australian of the Year 2006, at number two; Ian Kiernan, Australian of the Year 1994, at number four; and Dick Smith, Australian of the Year 1986, at number six.

For the complete list of Australia’s 100 most trusted people for 2010, click here.

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