NOMINEES ANNOUNCED FOR 2018 NORTHERN TERRITORY AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR AWARDS

Posted 12 November 2017 11:38am

Indigenous community leaders, youth and disability advocates, educators, doctors and a race car driver are just some of the nominees for the 2018 Northern Territory Australian of the Year Awards. 

The Northern Territory Award nominees announced today are in the running to be named Northern Territory Australian of the Year, Northern Territory Senior Australian of the Year, Northern Territory Young Australian of the Year and Northern Territory’s Local Hero.

The 2018 Northern Territory Award nominees are:

 

2018 NORTHERN TERRITORY AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR

Elizabeth Reid – Disability, community & justice advocate (Darwin)

Dr Bo Reményi – Paediatric cardiologist (Darwin)

Frank Shadforth – Pastoralist & Indigenous mentor (Borroloola)

David Woodroffe – Lawyer & champion of Indigenous justice (Darwin)

 

2018 NORTHERN TERRITORY SENIOR AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR

Kathy Guthadjaka – Educator & pioneering academic (East Arnhem Land)

Margaret Kemarre Turner OAM – Aboriginal Elder (Alice Springs)

Helen Kempe – Community volunteer (Tennant Creek)

Raymond Stingray Menhinnitt OAM – Community swimming teacher (Darwin)

 

2018 NORTHERN TERRITORY YOUNG AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR

Bryce Fullwood – Race car driver (Darwin)

Kevin Kadirgamar – Refugee & migration lawyer (Muirhead)

Ineke Wallis JP – Indigenous youth leader (East Arnhem Land)

 

2018 NORTHERN TERRITORY LOCAL HERO

Sarah Brown – Remote area nurse (Alice Springs)

Bettina Danganbarr –Indigenous youth leader (Elcho Island)

Karan Hayward – Cultural custodian & community builder (Tennant Creek)

Roxanne Naborlhborlh – Educator (West Arnhem Land)

Donna Hunter – Anti-drugs campaigner (Darwin)

 

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 on Wednesday 15 November 2017 at the Darwin Convention Centre.

The Northern Territory Award recipients will then join a cohort of 32 State and Territory recipients from around Australia in the national Awards, which will be held in Canberra on 25 January 2018.

Australia Day Council NT Chair, Jeannette Button, said it was an honour to be involved in the Australian of the Year Awards and to learn from such inspirational members of the Territory community.

“Congratulations to each of our nominees. Each and every one of you has a wonderful story to tell in how

you have gone beyond the call of duty, have encouraged others and made an enormous contribution to our communities. It has been a pleasure to share your experiences,” said Ms Button. 

National Australia Day Council CEO, Ms Jenny Barbour, said the Northern Territory nominees are among 130 great Australians being recognised at the state level in the Australian of the Year Awards. 

"The Australian of the Year Awards allow us to recognise and celebrate the achievements of outstanding Australians – people making extraordinary contributions to our society," said Ms Barbour. 

“The Northern Territory Award nominees reflect the great communities of the Territory and tell stories of resilience, care, commitment, culture, and achievement.”

Commonwealth Bank has been a major sponsor of the Australian of the Year Awards for over 30 years.

“We are proud to support the Australian of the Year Awards, a program that celebrates the achievements of inspirational Australians,” said Mr Ian Narev, Chief Executive Officer of the Commonwealth Bank.

“Thank you to all of the amazing nominees for your contribution to our nation.”

 

For more information on the 2018 Australian of the Year Awards nominees visit the Honour Roll

Nominee photos can be downloaded fromhttps://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1OO7-pKzyAPo0NuufdiRR-vcaIu39vzB3

Information on the Australian of the Year Awards process can be found here:https://www.australianoftheyear.org.au/nominate/frequently-asked-question 

More information on State and Territory selection panel members can be found here

Media contact: Nicole Browne 0414 673 762    or     nicole@mediaopps.com.au