Media releases

Nominations for 2013 are now closed.

11 September 2012

It is wonderful to see so many Australians being nominated for the inspiring ways they contribute to our communities.

EVERYONE KNOWS A LOCAL HERO IN THEIR COMMUNITY

21 August 2012

As the Minister for Immigration and Citizenship I am delighted to support Australia's Local Hero Award. My department and I are honoured to sponsor this award to acknowledge that Australia’s greatest resource is our people.   We all know a local hero.  They’re often a quiet achie...

YOUNG AUSTRALIANS HAVE THE POWER AND THE PASSION

14 August 2012

The Minister for School Education, Early Childhood and Youth, the Hon Peter Garrett AM MP, is a fan of the Australian of the Year Awards, especially the Award for Young Australian of the Year. “Young Australians inspire me every day with their positive outlook on life and their fearlessness ...