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Nominate the local hero in your community

12 July 2010

A message from Senator Chris Evans, Minister for Immigration and Citizenship

As Minister for Immigration and Citizenship, I am proud that my department is a part of the Australian of the Year Awards through its support of the Australia’s Local Hero Award.

There are men and women all over Australia who make an outstanding contribution to their community by helping those around them. These are the people whose tireless and selfless work in the community often goes unthanked.

Every community has a person like this, but their generosity and tenacity too often go unrecognised. The Australia’s Local Hero Award provides an opportunity to acknowledge these dedicated Australians.

I encourage all Australians to look around their communities for their local hero and nominate them for this prestigious award.

Click here to nominate your local hero, or pick up a form from major sponsor the Commonwealth Bank.

Nominations close 31 August 2010.

To view the stories of past Local Hero award recipients click here.