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The Australians of the Year 2008 thank the sponsors for their support

7 March 2008

John Trevillian from the NSW Australia Day Council, Andy Henley from ABC Local Radio, 2008 Australian of the Year Lee Kernaghan and Tristan Willis from the Commonwealth Bank at the receptionAustralian of the Year Lee Kernaghan, and Senior Australian of the Year, David Bussau, joined the National Australia Day Council to thank the sponsors of the Australian of the Year Awards for their support in Sydney yesterday.

The reception, held at the Andrew (Boy) Charlton Poolside Café at the Royal Botanic Gardens, was an opportunity for the sponsors of the Awards to meet the award recipients and hear first hand about their extraordinary work.

"Lee and David are fantastic role models and to talk with them about their work and what the award means for them is a wonderful opportunity," said Warren Pearson, National Director of the National Australia Day Council.

"Our sponsors play such an important role in bringing this program to all Australians. From showcasing the award recipients, to promoting nominations, their support each step of the way is greatly appreciated."

Lee and David are already busy taking their stories around the country. We appreciate their time and hard work and are proud of our Australian of the Year award recipients for 2008.