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National Finalists for 2019 Australian of the Year Awards announced
NATIONAL FINALISTS LINE UP FOR 2019 AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS
The National Australia Day Council has now announced all the State and Territory Award recipients who are in the running for the 2019 Australian of the Year Awards, to be presented in Canberra on the evening of Friday 25 January 2019.
There are 33 people vying for the four Award titles:
National Australia Day Council CEO, Ms Karlie Brand, said the national finalists reflect the many heartwarming and inspirational stories in our nation.
"The Australian of the Year Awards allow us to showcase ordinary Australians doing extraordinary things to make a difference in their communities, achieving recognition on a national scale and influencing change for the better," said Ms Brand.
“This year, we have some truly amazing people among our national finalists – some who are household names, some who quietly go about helping others and some who have overcome great challenges.
“They are all so very worthy of our admiration and our recognition – they are all great Australians.”
The national finalists for the 2019 Australian of the Year Awards are:
2019 AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
2019 SENIOR AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
2019 YOUNG AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR FINALISTS
2019 AUSTRALIA'S LOCAL HERO
* Bios on following pages
For more information on the Australian of the Year Awards and details of all State and Territory recipients visit australianoftheyear.org.au.
The 2019 Australian of the Year Awards will be broadcast live 7:30pm - 9:00pm AEDT on ABC TV.