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Nominations are now closed for Australian of the Year Awards 2008

4 September 2007

Thank you to the more than 3000 people who took the time to nominate someone who makes them proud for the Awards.

"Nominations this year have been of an extremely high calibre, so I think it's going to be a very tough decision for the selection panels this year," Chair of the National Australia Day Council, Lisa Curry Kenny said.

State and territory finalists will be announced on this website in late October, with recipients announced at prestigious events in each state between 15 November and 30 November. The Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia's Local Hero 2008 to be announced in Canberra on 25 January 2008.

 "If you've missed out on nominating someone for the 2008 Awards, you can still put in a nomination online and they will be held over for the Australian of the Year Awards 2009," Lisa said.