News Archive

Professor Tim Flannery talks about climate change at the National Press Club

19 July 2007

Yesterday 2007 Australian of the Year Professor Tim Flannery addressed the National Press Club in Canberra about climate change and the questions we should be asking.

The 2007 Tour of Honour reaches Emerald and Thuringowa

18 July 2007

The Australian of the Year Tour of Honour in North Queensland kicked off on Tuesday in Emerald, with Young Australian of the Year, Tania Major and Australia’s Local Hero, Shanaka Fernando speaking with more than 400 school students.

Our thoughts are with Michael Milton

16 July 2007

Our thoughts and best wishes are with ACT Australian of the Year 2007 Michael Milton, who recently announced that he is again battling cancer. Michael's strength of spirit, amazing achievements and positive outlook are a source of inspiration for all Australians. We wish Michael and his family the very best as he takes on this new, very personal challenge.

Nominations now open for Australian of the Year Awards 2008

9 July 2007

Prime Minister John Howard today launched the call for nominations for the Australian of the Year Awards 2008

Australian of the Year Award recipients 2007 begin their Tour of Honour

27 June 2007

Australian of the Year 2007 Professor Tim Flannery will join Young Australian of the Year Tania Major and Australia’s Local Hero Shanaka Fernando on a Tour of Honour to take place in regional Queensland.

Australia's Local Heroes release books about their courageous stories

21 May 2007

Australia’s Local Hero 2006 Toni Hoffman and 2004 Local Hero Donna Carson have launched books about their courageous stories when faced with tragic circumstances.

Tania represents Queensland in South Africa

16 March 2007

The 2007 Young Australian of the Year Tania Major will join Queensland Premier Peter Beattie on a Queensland trade mission to South Africa next week.

Climate Change Crusader Tim Flannery named Australian of the Year 2007

25 January 2007

Environmentalist, scientist, writer and future-thinker, Professor Tim Flannery, has been announced as the Australian of the Year 2007.

Who'll be our 2007 Aussie of the Year? One week to go until Australian of the Year Awards announced

18 January 2007

There’s just one week to go until the recipients of the Australian of the Year Awards 2007 are announced at a ceremony in front of Parliament House, Canberra on Thursday 25 January 2007.

Australian of the Year Awards 2007 State and Territory Recipients announced

18 December 2006

Who will be the Australian of the Year 2007? We’re one step closer to knowing the answer to that question with the announcement of our state and territory recipients in all four award categories.