Honour roll

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

Australian of the Year


2013 ACT Australian of the Year Nominee

Libby Lloyd AM

State: Australian Capital Territory

Human rights activist

Libby Lloyd plays a pivotal role in the development of the Australian Government’s national plan to reduce violence against women.  Dating back to her work with Indo-Chinese boat people in the late 70s Libby has always worked to advance human rights. Since 2003, she has devoted her time and energy to protecting the fundamental human right – for women to live free of violence and abuse. In 2007, she founded the White Ribbon Foundation which every year hosts White Ribbon Day supporting men to ‘never excuse, commit or remain silent’ about violence against women.  As the Chair of the National Council to Reduce Violence against Women and their Children, she was responsible for the Time for Action report which formed the basis of Australia’s 12-year strategy to reduce violence against women and children. Adopted by all states and territories, the Plan is now being implemented across the country. In 1992 her work with the United Nations was recognised when she was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her contribution to refugees and to the international community in Iraq and Kuwait.