Finalists announced for Northern Territory Australian of the Year Awards 2015
The 16 finalists for the 2015 Northern Territory Australian of the Year Awards include a crocodile conservationist, Indigenous leaders, educators, dancers, health and disability advocates and community heroes.
The 2015 Northern Territory finalists are:
2015 NORTHERN TERRITORY AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR
Claire Boardman - Public health advocate (Tiwi)
Rosalie Kunoth-Monks OAM - Humanitarian (Utopia)
Dr Miriam-Rose Ungunmerr-Baumann AM - Educator/artist (Daly River)
Professor Grahame Webb - Conservationist (Karama)
2015 NORTHERN TERRITORY SENIOR AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR
Michele Castagna OAM - Disability advocate (Alice Springs)
John Moyle - Cancer support fundraiser (Wagaman)
Eddie Robertson - Elder/community leader (Yuendumu)
Richard Trudgen - Educator/reconciliation advocate (Nhulunbuy)
2015 NORTHERN TERRITORY YOUNG AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR
Alpha Capaque - Youth leader (Parap)
Nathan Fanning - Volunteer (Woodroffe)
Chantal Ober - Community leader (Katherine)
Jauhari Wright - Carer/advocate (Wagaman)
2015 NORTHERN TERRITORY LOCAL HERO
Djuki Mala - Dancers (Elcho Island)
Ray Palmer - Veterans' champion (Marlow Lagoon)
Emily Rankine - Community inspiration (Jingili)
Heimo Schober - Clean up champion (Karama)
From these finalists, the Northern Territory 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 at the Darwin Convention Centre on Wednesday 5 November 2014.
The Northern Territory 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 Northern Territory finalists are among 137 great Australians being recognised as State and Territory finalists in the 2015 Australian of the Year Awards.
"These extraordinary Territorians are actively shaping their communities and their nation and are inspiring examples of how we can all make a difference," said Mr Lasek.
The Commonwealth Bank is a proud Major Sponsor of the Australian of the Year Awards and has supported them 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.
For more information on the Australian of the Year Awards finalists for 2015 visit the Honour Roll.