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VIC, QLD and TAS Australian of the Year Award Recipients Announced

23 November 2006

Last week, Australian of the Year award recipients for Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland were announced at events held in Melbourne, Hobart and Brisbane.

"With such a high calibre group of finalists, this year's award recipients in Victoria, Tasmania and Queensland are an outstanding and inspiring group of Australians," said Tam Johnston, National Manager of the Australian of the Year Awards. The Award recipients are:

Victoria

Australian of the Year - Philip Wollen OAM
Senior Australian of the Year - Dame Elisabeth Murdoch AC DBE
Young Australian of the Year - Duncan McLean
Local Hero (Metropolitan) - Shanaka Fernando
Local Hero (Regional) - Dr Bernard Jenner

Tasmania

Australian of the Year - Dr John Tooth OAM
Senior Australian of the Year - Frank Hesman OAM BEM
Young Australian of the Year - Michael Smith
Local Hero (Metropolitan) - Allan Crawford
Local Hero (Regional) - The Beaconsfield Community

Queensland

Australian of the Year - David Conry
Senior Australian of the Year - Dr Clem Jones AO
Young Australian of the Year - Tania Major
Local Hero (Metropolitan) - Ross Sharman
Local Hero (Regional) - Carole Caswell

To learn more about this year's award recipients, you can read the latest media releases or check out their biographies online. Other state award recipients will be announced in the next two weeks.

Watch this website for more information as the announcements take place.