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The Commonwealth Bank welcomes home the Australians of the Year 2008

6 March 2008

Australian of the Year 2008 Lee Kernaghan and Poppy Fassos from the Commonwealth BankThe Commonwealth Bank hosted welcome home receptions for the award recipients of the Australian of the Year Awards 2008 in their home states.

The receptions held in Melbourne, Sydney and Brisbane provided an opportunity for these role models to meet their local communities and share their inspirational stories, while giving the community a chance to say congratulations for their outstanding achievements.

Poppy Fassos, General Manager, Sponsorships at the Commonwealth Bank said: "These events are an amazing opportunity for us to say thank you to these extraordinary Australians, and to celebrate their achievements with their family and friends.

"Lee Kernaghan, David Bussau, Casey Stoner and Jonathon Welch are all very different examples of how you can achieve your goals, while highlighting how you can make a difference to society at the same time.

"The Commonwealth Bank is proud to help showcase their achievements as Major Sponsor of the Australian of the Year Awards," Ms Fassos concluded.