Honour roll

The Honour Roll recognises past State and
Territory and National Award recipients

Australian of the Year

Nominee

2019 QLD Australian of the Year Nominee

Ms Lorraine Hatton

State: Queensland

A proud Quandamooka woman and elder from the Nunukul tribe, Lorraine Hatton distinguished herself in service to her country in the Australian Regular Army for 20 years, including operations in Afghanistan. Now playing a significant role in community leadership, serving with multiple organisations, Lorraine is an inspiration for all Australians.

A proud Quandamooka woman and elder from the Nunukul tribe, Lorraine Hatton distinguished herself in service to her country in the Australian Regular Army for 20 years. Retiring as warrant officer class two, her career spanned peacekeeping and humanitarian missions, peace-monitoring, and war operations in various theatres and campaigns.

She achieved many firsts for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous servicewomen, including service in Afghanistan. Lorraine now plays a significant role in community leadership, serving with multiple community organisations. She is a female mentor with the Titans 4 Tomorrow and Brisbane Broncos Indigenous Girls' Academy program, the Preston Campbell Foundation, and a spokesperson for Indigenous Council Committees.

Lorraine is Chair of the Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Dedicated Memorial Committee; established to acknowledge the military service of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders and make the necessary steps toward reconciliation.

Through her generosity and dedication, Lorraine is an inspiration for all Australians.

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