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FINALISTS FOR STATE & TERRITORY AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS 2012 ANNOUNCED

3 November 2011

 

Finalists in the State & Territory level Australian of the Year Awards 2012 have been announced and include volunteers, scientists, philanthropists and charity champions, artists, medical researchers and campaigners, social justice advocates, carers, humanitarians, educators, civic leaders, high achievers and community heroes.
Four finalists have been selected in each award category - Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia's Local Hero - for each State and Territory. 
 
These 128 remarkable Australians will be acknowledged at presentation ceremonies held around the country throughout November. Here the award recipients for each category will be announced.  Award recipients will become finalists for the national awards to be held on 25 January 2012 in Canberra.
Ms Tam Johnston, Program Director at the National Australia Day Council, said the range of achievements and contributions represented by the State and Territory finalists reflected the characteristics and values admired most by the Australian public.
"These extraordinary people have been selected from thousands of nominations submitted by the public in the search for the Australian of the Year Award recipients for 2012," said Ms Johnston.
"These are Australians that we can all be proud of, they are making a real difference in their communities, in our country and indeed around the world.
"From these amazing finalists we will eventually find the national award recipients in January."

Finalists in the State & Territory level Australian of the Year Awards 2012 have been announced and include volunteers, scientists, philanthropists and charity champions, artists, medical researchers and campaigners, social justice advocates, carers, humanitarians, educators, civic leaders, high achievers and community heroes.

Four finalists have been selected in each award category - Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia's Local Hero - for each State and Territory.  These 128 remarkable Australians will be acknowledged at presentation ceremonies held around the country throughout November. Here the award recipients for each category will be announced.  Award recipients will become finalists for the national awards to be held on 25 January 2012 in Canberra.

Ms Tam Johnston, Program Director at the National Australia Day Council, said the range of achievements and contributions represented by the State and Territory finalists reflected the characteristics and values admired most by the Australian public.

"These extraordinary people have been selected from thousands of nominations submitted by the public in the search for the Australian of the Year Award recipients for 2012," said Ms Johnston.

"These are Australians that we can all be proud of, they are making a real difference in their communities, in our country and indeed around the world.

"From these amazing finalists we will eventually find the national award recipients in January."

Head over to http://www.australianoftheyear.org.au/recipients/ to view the full list of finalists and read their inspiring stories, or check in at the media centre to download the media releases for each state and territory.