ACT finalists announced for 2015 Australian of the Year Awards

Posted 10 October 2014 12:01am

The 2015 ACT Award finalists are:

 

2015 ACT AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR

Glenn Keys - Business and philanthropic leader (Chapman)

Lieutenant General David Morrison AO - Equality advocate (Griffith)

Anna Rose - Environmental campaigner (Canberra City)

David Savage AM - Aid worker and wounded ambassador (Conder)

 

2015 ACT SENIOR AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR

Dr Elizabeth Cameron Dalman OAM - Dancer and choreographer (Bungendore)

Sandra Mahlberg - Humanitarian and volunteer (Nicholls)

Glenn Rees AM - Alzheimer’s advocate (Isaacs)

Sue Salthouse - Disability activist (Chisholm)

 

2015 ACT YOUNG AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR

Jarrett Anthoney - Brain tumour advocate (Gungahlin)

Dr Lachlan Blackhall - Engineer and entrepreneur (Griffith)

Patrick Mills - Basketballer and Indigenous community leader (Monash)

Kylie Ofiu - Homelessness advocate (Tuggeranong)

 

2015 ACT LOCAL HERO

Viola Kalokerinos - Community helper (Curtin)

Damian De Marco - Child sexual assault campaigner (Wallaroo)

Robert Pastor - Educational leader (Jervis Bay)

Gordon Ramsay - Humanitarian (Latham)

 

From these finalists, the ACT Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Local Hero Award recipients will be announced at a cocktail reception to be held at the National Museum of Australia in Canberra on Monday 3 November 2014. 

The ACT Award recipients will then join recipients from all other States and Territories as finalists for the national Awards, which will be held in Canberra on 25 January 2015.

National Australia Day Council CEO, Mr Jeremy Lasek, said the ACT finalists are among 137 great Australians being recognised as State and Territory finalists in the 2015 Australian of the Year Awards. 

"The ACT finalists work in a wide variety of disciplines from the arts to engineering to community service and they are all doing incredible work that we can be extremely proud of," said Mr Lasek. 

Commonwealth Bank has been a Major Sponsor of the Australian of the Year Awards for more than 35 years.

“The Awards recognise extraordinary Australians who have made a positive contribution to the community and the 2015 State and Territory finalists are a great example of this. Congratulations to each finalist and thank you for being an inspiration to all Australians,” said Mr Ian Narev, Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Bank.

To read the stories of the ACT finalists visit the website.

 

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