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Australian of the Year

Australian award presented on Australia Day each year

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The Australian of the Year is an award conferred on an Australian citizen by the National Australia Day Council, a not-for-profit Australian Government–owned social enterprise.


Eye surgeon James Muecke named Australian of the Year

South Australian Dr James Muecke has been named 2020 Australian of the Year for his work in preventing blindness that impacts 1 in 10 Australians.
SBS - Published

These are the finalists for the 2020 Australian of the Year Awards

Presented in Canberra on Saturday, this year marks the 60th anniversary of the awards, with a diverse group of Australians set to be recognised.
SBS - Published

The passionate leadership of these Aboriginal women is being honoured

An exhibition of portraits of prominent Indigenous women will launch on 26 January in Adelaide, with one organiser dubbing them collectively as the "alternative Australian of the Year".
SBS - Published

ICAC sends brief on 'corrupt' former Australian of the Year finalist to DPP

The DPP will consider whether to lay charges including fraud and obtaining money by deception after ICAC's corruption findings.
The Age - Published

Refugee Munjed Al Muderis overcomes 'extraordinary' obstacles for NSW top gong

Sydney orthopaedic surgeon, human rights advocate and refugee Munjed Al Muderis has been named NSW's 2020 Australian of the Year.
SBS - Published

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