WATCH: Gold Coast Multicultural Hub officially opens in Southport – myGC.com.au

Newly arrived migrants and their families will be able to get assistance with language, job training and domestic violence matters at the new Gold Coast Multicultural Hub, which was officially opened in Southport today.

The Hub has been created by the Multicultural Families Organisation (MFO) with the aim to help those from diverse backgrounds to integrate into the community.

Gold Coast MP Angie Bell said local community organisations such as MFO  play an important role in fostering integration in our city.


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“The Gold Coast is a very multicultural city, and the hub is a great way of bringing people together to raise awareness about our diversity and help migrants succeed in the workforce, or participate more in the local community,” she said.

Learn more about the hub in the video below:

Lisa Havilah’s ambitious plans for Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum – The Australian Financial Review

For an arts administrator, getting one’s hands on the reins of any state-backed arts institution is a plum job. Being put in charge of one that’s on the cusp of a top-to-toe transformation is especially attractive.

Certainly the NSW state government, with a weather eye on the voters of western Sydney, is keen to tout the new Powerhouse as being its largest cultural investment since the Sydney Opera House.

Running the Powerhouse is also a controversy-prone job. Uprooting the museum has angered some powerful and influential figures, including Cate Blanchett and Andrew Upton, businessmen Geoff Cousins and Graeme Wood, former premier Bob Carr, arts benefactor Penelope Seidler and the late director of the Art Gallery of NSW, Edmund Capon.

Former Powerhouse board member, businessman and collector Trevor Kennedy describes the move as a “serious act of vandalism”.

Indeed the move, first mooted in 2014, caused so much anger that a NSW Upper House inquiry recommended the existing Powerhouse be revitalised and a new institution built in Parramatta.

Nevertheless, the current NSW Premier Gladys Berejiklian, Arts Minister Don Harwin and his close ally Havilah are ploughing ahead towards an opening date of 2023.

We don’t want to be a nine-to-five museum, we want it to be a platform for events … a place that reflects that amazing cultural dynamic.

— Lisa Havilah

Before taking the helm of the Powerhouse in January 2019, Havilah was the highly respected director of the Carriageworks arts precinct in inner-Sydney Redfern. She now answers directly to the Arts Minister, manages 197 staff and is responsible for more than half a million significant objects from the diverse worlds of science and medicine, engineering, music and fashion.

She and her team have been tasked with re-imagining what their institution should be about, 141 years after it was founded and about to be transposed into a radically different setting.

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And it’s a welcome occasion to reboot and rethink. Her appointment came on the back of a tumultuous period at the Powerhouse, climaxing in 2018 when a gala fashion fundraising ball that cost $388,000 to stage raised just $78,000.

Director Dolla Merrillees stepped down soon after. Havilah became the fourth MAAS leader in 5½ years, and plenty in the arts world called the job a poisoned chalice. However, there was also a consensus that if one person could pull it off, that person was Lisa Havilah.

In short, the woman is a powerhouse, if you’ll pardon the pun. Outwardly modest, she has an iron-clad will to achieve her desired outcomes.

But success at the speed and magnitude Havilah insisted on at Carriageworks is rarely realised without ruffling a few feathers along the way.


In late December, Havilah stood by Minister Harwin for the long-awaited announcement of the architects of the new Powerhouse: Paris-based Moreau Kusunoki with Australian firm Genton, a consortium soon nicknamed MKG.

Their winning design will take shape on the Parramatta River, about 24 kilometres west of the Sydney CBD, and be central to the much-hyped Powerhouse Precinct, which local and state governments hope will transform Parramatta into a revitalised, 24-hour cultural hub.

Renders of the light-filled Powerhouse, where 70 per cent of the site is public space to accommodate performing arts festivals and community events. 

A walkway will connect the museum to trains, a new underground metro, light rail, “eat street” and the river. The new Bankwest Stadium and proposed $100 million redevelopment of the Riverside Theatres, as well as the Western Sydney Parklands, are all integral to the development and part of Premier Berejiklian’s “30-minute cities” concept: putting all Sydneysiders within 30 minutes by public transport of one of three CBDs.

“For Parramatta to have this major cultural institution at its heart is a very symbolic thing the government has done, in saying that access to culture is something that’s important for western Sydney,” says Havilah.

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MKG was the unanimous choice of the international jury, led by business leader and philanthropist Naomi Milgrom, whose MPavilion program in Melbourne has attracted some of the world’s top architects and designers.

The shortlist of six international-Australian teams included the likes of Amanda Levete’s AL_A from the UK and Steven Holl Architects from the US.

Architects Hiroko Kusunoki, Nicolas Moreau and Steven Toia, the winning consortium to design the new Powerhouse Museum.  

The jury praised MKG’s winning proposal for its “standout, simple and elegant solution”. NSW Labor arts spokesman Walt Secord called it “a monstrosity on stilts”.

Neither Moreau Kusunoki nor Genton are household names, which might suggest the government has picked up-and-comers, as opposed to another Frank Gehry.

The married French-Japanese founders, Nicolas Moreau and Hiroko Kusunoki, have collectively worked with the studios of Kengo Kuma (who designed the 2020 Tokyo Olympic stadium) and the Pritzker Prize-winning SANAA (overseeing the Art Gallery of NSW’s Sydney Modern expansion).

Their most lauded project – winning the 2015 international competition to design the Guggenheim Helsinki from a record 1715 entries – remains unrealised after a government funding dispute.

Moreau Kusunoki’s winning, but as yet unrealised, design for the Guggenheim Helsinki. 

The pair brought on Genton and its founding director Steven Toia as their Australian partner; Genton’s most recent project was the revitalisation of Melbourne’s Frankston rail precinct.

Since the 2018 competition was announced, the trio have visited the site of the new Powerhouse at least four times.

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It is near midnight in Paris when Moreau and Kusunoki video-call into Genton’s Sydney office for an exclusive interview with The Australian Financial Review Magazine. Their enthusiasm for the project is palpable.

“The strategy is to reduce the footprint of the building as much as possible,” says Moreau. “The building only sits on 30 per cent of the site, 70 per cent is public space.”

At 30,000 square metres, their design is light, spacious and adaptable, with plenty of green space. It comprises two buildings set back from the riverbank on parklands that will double as a buffer to the flood-prone river and as a space for retail and events.

“The first thing was to understand the place [because] it used to be a place for gathering, where saltwater meets the fresh,” says Moreau, citing the area’s Indigenous history. “So the idea was to create an urban landscape or river square to liberate the grounds for gathering.”

One building has three levels and a rooftop garden terrace for multicultural and Indigenous plantings that will supply the catering and teaching kitchen.

The indoor-outdoor ground level and second-level presentation spaces are designed for heavy items such as the museum’s Catalina flying boat and 1785 steam engine.

The adjacent building contains more large-scale spaces that can be configured to display the diverse collection and host visiting exhibitions and events. Kusunoki emphasises the design is about enhancing the collection, not the other way around.

The new Powerhouse will host performing arts festivals and community events. 

“All the spaces face the river so every time you go out of a presentation space you’ll have the light and river. The museum exists in the context of Parramatta, which is very important, it doesn’t just exist inside a black box or a white box, as is the case of a classic museum.”

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Much of the space has been deliberately left bare in line with the Japanese concept of ma – “in-between space” – that can be adapted for smaller exhibitions or left unadorned for visitors to simply sit and gaze at the river or read a book.

“We like to leave blank spaces because we feel if architects design everything there’s very little freedom for the user, but the use can change every year, every day,” says Kusunoki.

Specific to the 200-page brief given to the bidding architects, and of particular appeal to the MKG trio, was the demographic of western Sydney: almost one in four residents was born overseas.

There are large Indian, Chinese and Lebanese communities. There’s a high number of Indigenous Australians, and the population is younger than that of greater Sydney.

Havilah says this is important in terms of programming at the Powerhouse. “It’s interesting to think, not how we will change to meet the community but how the community will change our institution.”

Inside the current Powerhouse Museum. 

It is also expected to play a role in enlivening the area. “We don’t want to be a nine-to-five museum, we want it to be a platform for large-scale events such as Diwali, with curated food and beverage retail, a place that reflects that amazing cultural dynamic,” says Havilah.

All of which appealed to the MKG trio. “The idea of a platform is metaphoric, to allow the incredible talent that’s already in western Sydney to be projected to the rest of the world; and to give MAAS the platform to attract some of the world’s best talent to the heart of western Sydney,” says Steven Toia.

A visit to the Powerhouse at Ultimo feels a little like the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC, and a lot like a primary school excursion. Planes and replica spacecraft fly above the first steam engine train to roll on rails in NSW – possibly the subject of more Grade 5 assignments than any other.

There’s the first Apple computer (a keyboard and cassette player jammed into a suitcase by Steve Wozniak in 1976), Marc Newson’s Lockheed lounge, a 1928 Bugatti racing car and, for design aficionados, an Ettore Sottsass “Valentine” typewriter for Olivetti.

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As the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, its mission is to connect the public with industry and innovation, and that, says Havilah, is what’s guiding her and her team in retooling the museum for its rebirth.

She’s not looking to graft the performing or visual arts programming of Carriageworks onto the Powerhouse, but she does add that she is interpreting the word “industry” very broadly.

“A museum is no longer a group of static permanent exhibitions for the purpose of education or a place that’s just a repository for collections,” she says.

“It needs to have dynamic, changing programs with multiple pathways for communities and audiences to engage with ideas, to reflect history in dynamic ways. And it needs to give people experiences that impact on their lives.”

In a nod to the Powerhouse’s historic role as a contributor to industry, the new design includes 60 apartments to house visiting scientists, researchers, engineers and artists; and potentially accommodate regional and Indigenous students attending education programs.


So. An attractive, inspiring design; a flexible, multipurpose space for local and international exhibitions and myriad collaborative projects. But will people come, and do western Sydneysiders even want the new Powerhouse? And what will become of the current Powerhouse and the valuable inner-city land on which it sits?

“We’re ambitious about the future of this museum,” says Arts Minister Don Harwin with Lisa Havilah. Wolter Peeters

The government estimates the full cost of the move to be $1.17 billion, of which $645 million will come from taxpayers. Another $450 million will come from redeveloping the Ultimo site, which is the subject of a new business case to be released in April.

The remaining $75 million is being sought from philanthropic sources. The arts minister, Don Harwin, admits that’s “an ambitious target – but we are ambitious about the future of this museum”.

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Asked to justify its relocation, he cites the physical reality of where Sydneysiders live. “Parramatta is the geographic centre of Sydney and by the end of the decade more than half of Sydney’s population will live to the west of it,” he says.

The architects are aware how controversial this project is. “The most important thing is to make the project loved by the people, the real challenge is how to invite people to feel close to it,” Kusunoki says.

Moreau, too, is cognisant of the project’s significance. “It is natural that it creates a debate. We’re a democracy and it’s a sign of a healthy democratic debate. We’re conscious of the importance of the investment and we’re willing to work collectively to bring the best we can and hopefully contribute to the debate.”

Those who argue so vehemently against the move don’t begrudge western Sydney gaining a new museum but question why a portion of the cost – which some have pegged at $1.5 billion – couldn’t be spent on upgrading and maintaining the site at Ultimo.

The government has committed to keeping the old power station and turning the land into a “creative industries precinct” once the site is vacated by 2021, but its real future won’t be known for a couple of months.

That’s when Create Infrastructure, an arm of the NSW government, presents its business case to cabinet. Plenty of people are convinced the government will simply sell the land to developers.

Havilah won’t be drawn. “The outcome of the business case will be known in April,” she replies evenly.

Architects Clive Lucas and Penelope Seidler and former Powerhouse trustee Nick Pappas (in black), at the Powerhouse in 2016. They are among many opponents to the relocation.  Louise Kennerley

Is Havilah the one to help do that? During her eight years at Carriageworks annual attendances soared from 110,000 to 1.4 million – an achievement that’s given her serious clout.

Havilah is unapologetic about the need for the Powerhouse to be revitalised. “I ask people the question, ‘When is the last time you visited?’ They come as a child, they take their child, then they come as a grandparent. We need more than three visits in a lifetime, which is why we need a dynamic, changing program [and] because of the physical constraints of the building it’s hard. Some of our permanent exhibitions have been permanent for 30 years,” she says pointedly.

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As to the question of whether Parramatta is too far away (the government has predicted an ambitious one million visitors per year), Havilah shoots back: “Too far from where? Parramatta is not another country. It’s a bigger principle that I deeply believe in, that people should have access to culture within their own community. There’s no better way to do that than have one of Australia’s most important cultural institutions located within one of our fastest-growing and dynamic communities, because its impact can be even greater from that context.”

Havilah points to her experience working with locals and artists in Sydney’s west, from her role as director of Campbelltown Arts Centre and before that assistant director of Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre.

From the outset she has championed cultural access and abhors cultural elitism. “All [Sydney’s] cultural institutions are sandstone institutions that hug the harbour. What the Powerhouse in Parramatta does is subvert that, but in an interesting way, it rethinks the old hierarchies.

“You don’t need to go to the harbour; you don’t have to have one particular experience of the city – and that goes to how we sell Sydney, which is not only about our cultural identity but how we sell Sydney to the world.”

Calling on her enviable Australian and international arts contacts, she secured blockbuster exhibitions from sought-after international artists and formed commercial partnerships with the likes of Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, Sydney Contemporary and Vivid.

At the same time as she engaged the local community, she partnered with the corporate team who led the south Eveleigh development.

Lisa Havilah at Carriageworks in 2018. Janie Barrett

The former chairwoman of Carriageworks Sam Mostyn, who worked closely with Havilah for six years, describes her as an “exceptional cultural leader”, someone who has “the rare combination of possessing both unique creative intelligence and commercial and operational focus”.

“The extraordinary change in Carriageworks over Lisa’s tenure didn’t just happen. Lisa is a perfectionist. She works hard and drives her team hard. She was often at Carriageworks seven days a week and many of her team were as well,” says Mostyn.

“We were an activist and hard-working board and we worked closely with her over those years. Lisa hates failure and we knew that she worked best with positive leadership and encouragement from the board.”

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After Havilah’s arrival at the Powerhouse, five departmental directors quit, in addition to some senior staff. “Unfortunately, the culture shifted significantly when Lisa arrived,” says one. “I’m all for collaboration, creativity and communication, and those three things went out the window fairly quickly.”

The president of the MAAS board of trustees and vice-chancellor of Western Sydney University, Barney Glover, argues there is nothing unusual about staff turnover following leadership change. “I don’t think in this case it’s anything other than normal practice and people moving to new roles,” he says.

He adds the board of trustees has been “extraordinarily pleased” with the work Havilah has done to date in what he says has been one of the most complicated years for the director of any Australian cultural institution, let alone one going through so much change and transformation.

“To come into that environment would be a daunting task for any director, and Lisa has done it with style, grace and a strength of intellectual contribution.”

Nevertheless, some former colleagues, while praising her achievements, have questioned her hierarchical management style. “She’s a very complex person, someone who manages up not down,” says one, noting she worked well with the board and state government. “A lot of the artists love her but as a leader she can be very divisive.”

Another notes: “I have a huge admiration for what she achieved at Carriageworks and her work with artists is extraordinary. She’s incredibly driven, a hard worker and there’s no one she drives harder than herself. But I do think there’s a human cost, there wasn’t a natural sense of pastoral care to her leadership.”

Havilah acknowledges she has a strong work ethic and high expectations of her team. Does that ever pose a problem for staff? She pauses before answering: “I hope those high expectations reward all of us through great outcomes … It’s the unrelenting daily question of details. It’s not for everyone.”

If Havilah is to succeed in this new, vastly more complex role with its many stakeholders, she will need to surround herself with a strong team, experts in areas such as science and technology and, given the scale and risk of the move and size of the collection, finance.

She has already gathered some trusted advisers, including former Carriageworks director of programming Lisa Ffrench and former Create NSW partnerships and policy director Alex Bowen.

“One of the things I love about [MAAS] is the great depth of skills and knowledge, and I see it as my role over time to make that more visible,” says Havilah.

Given all the controversy, headlines, headaches and hurdles, her answer to what poses her biggest challenge speaks volumes. “I’m struggling to answer that,” she says.

“I’m not saying it’s not challenging but there’s something about this institution, its history, the level of resources and the opportunity for renewal [that means] I feel really lucky to be a part of it.

“I just try and keep focusing on doing everything I can to get the best outcome to honour that investment, because I think it’s a very special decision the government has made and I want to do the best I can. So it’s not really a challenge.”

The February issue of AFR Magazine is out on Friday, January 31 inside The Australian Financial Review. Follow AFR Mag on Twitter and Instagram.

Asian arts extravaganza challenges our Anglocentric status quo – The Age

Singaporean experimental music legend Margaret Leng Tan teams with local avant-garde theatre mavericks Chamber Made for Dragon Ladies Don’t Weep, a hybrid of spoken and recorded text, video projections, and music for toy piano and percussion.

Acclaimed Balinese artist Kamila Andini will adapt her award-winning film The Seen and Unseen to the stage, with the assistance of one of our most stylish independent theatre directors, Adena Jacobs, and designer Eugyeene Teh.

And Armstrong is proud Asia TOPA has supported an international alliance between First Nations artists. Artistic director of Ilbijerri Theatre Rachael Maza spent years exploring indigenous performance from Japan, Taiwan and New Zealand. The result, Black Ties, portrays cultural collision at an Aboriginal/Maori wedding, and pairs a trailblazing Indigenous theatre company with Te Rehia Theatre from across the ditch.

Of course, the Asia-Pacific is a region marked by geopolitical turbulence as well as creative ferment. Dealing with government can be a tricky proposition for artists and programmers alike. The NGV was recently accused of deferring to Chinese authorities over its refusal to host a Hong Kong pro-democracy forum during an exhibition of the famed Terracotta Warriors.

How do Armstrong and Ben-Tovim see their role in navigating the politics of international collaboration?

“The first thing to say,” Armstrong says, “is that we program artists and works. We don’t go to governments seeking support. That comes after. We’re not chasing an agenda, and we’re not in the business of staging or producing political activism that is not expressed through the medium of art.”

That said, many works in the program have a political dimension. “The embedded sense of politics in [Asian performance] can be really strong,” Ben-Tovim says. “And often in placid forms we wouldn’t associate with that – dance for instance.

“Politics is everywhere, and particularly in contemporary works. If there weren’t politics in the program you could say we weren’t doing our job, because there is so much flux in the region.”

One work with political undertones is high-octane dance theatre from the Philippines, Are You Ready To Take The Law Into Your Own Hands?, which tells the story of a kidnapped pop star and a ragtag crew of superfans and misfits on a manic mission to rescue her.

The program pointedly notes the piece has “zero political relevance to current events”, and Armstrong is acutely conscious the festival has a duty of care to artists not to put them in jeopardy. But the piece emerges from a portrait of life under President Rodrigo Duterte, and underneath the manic dancing and Pinoy power ballads lies a courageous spirit of resistance.

Asia TOPA seeks to challenge the status quo here in Australia, too. It has the explicit aim of shifting conservative, and often Anglocentric, programming at major performing arts institutions, and to encourage them to take inspiration from Asia.

With the MTC staging its first production to be performed in English and Mandarin last year, and K-Box – a play featuring a pop star from South Korea – to appear at the Malthouse in May, it may already be having an impact.

Certainly, Melbourne’s liberal embrace of multiculturalism and its now formidable arts precinct at Southbank make it a natural home for the festival.

“It’s no coincidence Asia TOPA is happening in Melbourne,” Armstrong says. “We couldn’t have done it anywhere else.”

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Hunter Hands of Hope founder Melissa Gontier named Cessnock’s Citizen of the Year – Cessnock Advertiser

Hunter Hands of Hope president Melissa Gontier was recognised for her dedication to helping homeless people when she was named citizen of the year at Cessnock’s Australia Day awards on Sunday.

She was surprised and honoured to receive the award.

“I love what I do, and it is making a difference in the town,” she said.

“People from all walks of life are using our service, including women and children in crisis care who are escaping domestic violence.”

The charity’s small band of volunteers have been working tirelessly over the past couple of weeks as it moved into new premises at Cessnock Tennis Courts.

Cessnock mayor Bob Pynsent said the award recognised Ms Gontier’s compassion, care and selflessness.

“This organisation helps those who need it most in our community – homeless and vulnerable people,” he said.

“Our community is truly better off because of Melissa.”

Ms Gontier said the charity would welcome more volunteers, particularly to help out with serving at its Free Food Fridays.

CESSNOCK’S 2020 AUSTRALIA DAY AWARD WINNERS

  • Citizen of the Year – Melissa Gontier
  • Senior Citizen of the Year – Ted Jackson
  • Young Citizen of the Year – Chelsea Webb
  • Maree Callaghan Award for a young female achiever – Trinity Woodhouse
  • Community event of the year – Lost Diggers of Weston and Field of Honour
  • Environment award – Branxton Community Hall Committee
  • Community awards – Adam Robinson, Olivia Chapman, Kyle Gosper, Shane Rodger-Wilson, Bethany Dwyer, Vincent Plater, Rose Lucas, Chloe Steel, Amy Butler, Rachel Threadgate, Amy Roberts, Freemasons Cessnock, Central Hunter Business Chamber and Hunter Multicultural Communities, Cancer Council NSW/Stars of the Hunter Valley
  • Marthaville Arts and Cultural Award – Geoff Travis

2020 Australia Day Awards » J-Wire – J-Wire Jewish Australian News Service

2020 Australia Day Awards

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J-Wire extends congratulations to all members of the Jewish community who have been honoured their country…and we now have added those not mentioned on our initial list…Peter Fritz AO, Bobbi Mahlab AM, Julie Steiner AM, Judith Ferber OAM and Bob Selinger OAM.

OFFICER (AO) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

Ilana Rachel ATLAS, NSW

Ilana Atlas

For distinguished service to the financial and manufacturing sectors, to education, and to the arts.

Coca-Cola Amatil Limited

  • Chair, since 2017.
  • Non-Executive Director, since 2011.

ANZ Banking Group

  • Independent Non-Executive Director, current.
  • Chair, Human Resources Committee, current.

Jawun

  • Chair, since 2017.
  • Non-Executive Director, since 2013.

Business and Not-for-Profit Organisations

  • Member, Chief Executive Women, current.
  • Non-Executive Director, OneMarket, since 2018.
  • Director, Paul Ramsay Foundation, since 2017.
  • Director, Westfield Corporation, 2014-2018.
  • Panel Member, Adara Partners, since 2015.
  • Director, Human Rights Law Centre, 2012-2017.
  • Director, Suncorp Group, 2011-2014.
  • Director, Westfield Holdings, 2011-2014.
  • Executive, Westpac Banking Corporation, 2000-2010.
  • Chair, Westpac Foundation, 2009-2010.
  • Advisory Board Member, Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, 2008.
  • Partner, King and Wood Mallesons, 1985-2000.

NSW Treasury Corporation

  • Director, 2013-2017.
  • Chair, Human Resources Committee, 2013-2017.

University of Sydney

  • Fellow of Senate, 2015-2019.
  • Chair, People and Culture Committee, 2017-2019.

Australian National University

  • Pro-Chancellor, 2011-2014.
  • Councillor, 2004-2014.

Bell Shakespeare Company

  • Chair, 2010-2016.
  • Director, 2004-2016.

Professor Rachelle BUCHBINDER, Malvern VIC 3144

Professor Rachelle Buchbinder

For distinguished service to medical education in the fields of epidemiology and rheumatology, and to professional associations.

Monash University

  • Professor, Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, School of Public Health and Preventive Medicine, Monash University, since 2007.
  • Founding Director, Monash Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Cabrini Institute, Cabrini Health, since 2001.
  • Rheumatologist, Cabrini Health, current.
  • Honorary Professor, Clinical Trials Unit, Warwick Medical School, Warwick University, current.
  • Senior Principal Research Fellow, National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC), current.

Professional Appointments

  • Former President, Australian Rheumatology Association.
  • Chair, Management Committee, Australian Rheumatology Association Database (ARAD).
  • Coordinating Editor, Cochrane Musculoskeletal.

Australia & New Zealand Musculoskeletal (ANZMUSC) Clinical Trial Network

  • Chair, Steering Group, current.
  • Founding Member.

Awards and recognition includes:

  • Commendation, Victorian Premier’s Award for Medical Research, 2007.
  • Triennial Parr Prize in Rheumatology, 2004.
  • Volvo Award, 2001.

Rachelle Buchbinder said: “I feel so humbled and honoured to be recognised in this way. It has been a huge privilege to have been able to combine my work as a doctor with an academic career to improve the lives of people with arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions.

“I am so lucky to have been born in Australia. Both my parents were child Holocaust survivors and they gave me the sense that I could achieve anything – they would have been so proud.

“This award is a recognition of all the great people with whom I have worked and who have mentored me. They continue to inspire me to make a difference.

She added: “I am most proud of the young researchers I have had the privilege to teach and mentor and, of course, my three wonderful sons who have turned out ok despite me being a working mum.

“Am also pretty proud of having led the establishment of an international clinical trial network for musculoskeletal conditions and my initiatives to educate the public and clinicians about how to use research evidence to guide clinical decision-making and reduce low-value care.”


Mr Peter Adalbert FRITZ AM, Chippendale NSW 2008

Peter Fritz

For distinguished service to business, particularly to information technology and communications, and to public policy.

Industry

  • Managing Director, TCG Group of Companies, since 1971.
  • Director, Australian Technology Park Ltd, 1993-2000.
  • Director, Mezzanine Investments Ltd, 1989-1992.
  • Member, Investment Advisory Board, AMIL, 1992-1999.
  • Managing Director and Director, TechComm Group Ltd, 1993-1997.

Committee and Advisory roles

  • Director and Chairman, Global Access Partners Pty Ltd (GAP), (a not-for-profit organisation which initiates high-level discussions on social, economic and structural issues and challenges across a broad range of Australian economic sectors), since 1997.
  • Chair, Australian Government Consultative Committee on Knowledge Capital, since 2003.
  • Member, Australian National Consultative Committee on Health, since 2004.
  • Advisor to the Board, International Centre for Democratic Partnerships (ICDP), since 2017.
  • Member, Australian National Committee on Business Building Sustainable Cities, 2004-2008.
  • Chair, Working Group on Education and Training in Philanthropy and Social Investment, 2007-2008.
  • Chair, National Incubator Companies Board (ATP), 1993-2000.
  • Chair, SME Development Corporation (NSW), 1996-1997.
  • Councillor, Australian Business Ltd, 1996-1997.
  • Member, Task Force on Emerging Industries, Australian Manufacturing Council, 1992-1995.

National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable Development

  • Chair, 1998-2003.
  • Member, 2003-2010.

Small Business Council of Australia

  • Chair, 1992-1995.
  • Deputy Chair, 1990-1992 and 1995-1996.
  • Member, 1987-1995.

Small Business Centre

  • National Chair, 1992-1997.
  • Member, National Steering Committee, 1990-1992.

International

  • Director, Central European Development Fund, 2003-2006.
  • Member, International Business Advisory Board, University of Economic Sciences and Public Administration, Budapest, 2001-2004.
  • Co-Chair, Business Symposium, MOECD Ministerial meetings, Istanbul, 2003-2004.
  • Chair, Australia-Central Europe Business Leaders Forum (ACE BLF), 2002-2003.
  • Leader or Member of several Ministerial missions, Europe, 1990s-2000s.

International Institute of Negotiation and Dispute Management

  • Chair, 1995-1996.
  • Vice-Chair, 1997-1999.

Working Party on SMEs, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

  • Chair, 1992.
  • Deputy Chair, 1993.
  • Australian Delegate, 1992-1995.

Community

  • Judge, Telstra Small Business Awards, 1997-1998.
  • Judge, Telstra Business Women’s Awards, 1996.

University of Technology, Sydney

  • Adjunct Professor, since 1992.
  • Chair and Member, Advisory Board, Graduate School of Business, 1993-2006.
  • Member, Steering Committee, Materials Management, 1993-2000.
  • Member, Advisory Board, Centre of Dispute Resolutions, 1994-1997.
  • Member, Vice-Chancellor’s Round Table, 1991-1994.
  • Founder, Judith and Leslie Fritz Scholarship in International Marketing, 1985.
  • Fellow, 1989.

Academia – Other

  • Chair, Advisory Board, Centre for Social Impact, Swinburne University, 2008-2009.
  • Co-Chair, Australian Universities Alumni and Philanthropic Alliance, 2008.
  • Research Associate, Centre of Industrial Relations, University of New South Wales, 1992-1997.

Fellowships

  • Australian Computer Society.
  • Australian Society of Accountants.
  • Institute of Engineers Australia.

Awards and recognition include:

  • Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia, January 1993.
  • Recipient, BHP Award for Excellence in Commerce, Industry and Management, 1984.
  • Recipient, Award for Excellence, University of Technology Sydney, 2010.
  • Awarded, Diploma of Excellence, West University of Timisoara, Romania, 2003.
  • Awarded, Jubilee Medal ‘Vasile Goldis’, Romania, 2003.
  • Recipient, Award for Excellence, Small Enterprises Association of Australia and New Zealand, 1993.

Peter Fritz told J-Wire: “This is a great personal honour, but also testament to the extraordinary efforts of hundreds of people who, over many years, have contributed to my success.

I share this award with my family, partners and colleagues who have enriched my life with their friendship and support.

This honour also brings with it an obligation to continue being active into the future, not least in developing the ‘Second Track’ process which GAP, our not-for-profit institute, has pioneered in public policy settings. “


Graham Burton GOLDSMITH, Hawthorn VIC 3122

Graham Goldsmith

For distinguished service to the community through philanthropic foundations, to education, and to the banking and employment sectors.

Philanthropy

  • Co-Founder, Goldsmith Family Foundation.
  • Panel Member, Adara Partners, current.
  • Board Member, Stars Foundation, current.
  • Trustee, Gandel Philanthropy, current.

Swinburne University of Technology

  • Chancellor, 2014-2019.
  • Council Member, 2010-2019.
  • Chair, Resources Committee, 2011-2014.
  • Chair, Executive Remuneration and Nominations Committee, 2014-2019.
  • Member, Audit and Risk Committee, 2014-2019.
  • Member, Resources Committee, 2014-2019.
  • Member, University Chancellors Council, 2014-2019.

Bialik College

  • School Council President, 2010-2014.
  • Vice-President, 2008-2010.
  • Treasurer, 2003-2008.
  • Council Member, 2000-2017.
  • Inaugural College Foundation President, 2015-2018.

SEEK Ltd

  • Chairman, since 2019.
  • Director, since 2012.
  • Chair, Audit and Risk Management Committee, 2012-2018.

Goldman Sachs Australia

  • Former Vice-Chairman (retired in 2012).
  • Chairman, Goldman Sachs Australia Foundation, 2007-2012.
  • Employee, 1987-2012 (including time with its predecessor JB Were).

Business Other

  • Director, Djerriwarrh Investments Ltd, since 2013.
  • Director, Zhaopin Ltd, 2014-2017.
  • Advisory Board Member, Trawalla Group, current.
  • Advisory Board Member, Wilbow Group, current.
  • Chairman, Armitage Associates Pty Ltd, current.

Graham Goldsmith said: “ It is humbling to think that the work I have done is worthy of both nomination and recognition. I strongly believe that education lifts people up. It has been a highlight and privilege to work with universities. One of the things I do is help to improve the lives of indigenous girls and women. My philanthropy, and the work I have done, has helped me get involved and helped me to find ways to improve society. I have also helped with mentoring young people. I believe in putting in time, pursuing your passion, and the importance of education.”


Robert Malcolm GOOT AM SC, Double Bay NSW 2028

Robert Goot

For distinguished service to the Jewish community through executive roles with educational, cultural and social welfare bodies.

World Jewish Congress

  • Vice President, 2009-2018.
  • Co-Chair, Policy Council, since 2015.
  • Member, Steering Committee, since 2015.
  • Executive Committee Member, since 2009.
  • Chair, Credentials Committee, current.
  • Member, Budget and Finance Commission, since 2015.
  • Past Chair, Resolutions Committee.

Executive Council of Australian Jewry

  • Deputy President, current.
  • President, 2013-2016, and 2007-2010.
  • Chair, Council for Jewish Education in Schools, since 2007.

Council for Material Claims Against Germany Inc

  • Delegate/Director, since 2008.
  • Member, Leadership Council, since 2014.

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies

  • Life Member, since 1986.

Memorial Foundation For Jewish Culture Inc, Israel

  • Member, Board of Trustees, current.

Moriah College

  • Chair of Trustees, since 2012.
  • Trustee, since 2002.
  • Life Patron, since 1998.
  • Immediate Past President, 1997-1998.
  • President, 1989-1996.
  • Vice President, 1986-1987.

Sydney Jewish Museum

  • President, 1996-2000.

Terrace Tower Group Pty Ltd

  • Director, current.
  • Past Chair.

New South Wales Bar Association

  • Member, 2018 Senior Counsel Selection Committee.
  • Senior Counsel, since 2000.
  • Barrister, State Chambers, current.
  • Admitted to the Bar, since 1981.

Awards and recognition includes:

  • Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia, 1988.
  • Communal Leadership Award and Outstanding Jew Award, Jewish Community Services, 1994.
  • Named in the Algemeiner International List of the top 100 people influencing Jewish life, 2015.

Robert Goot told J-Wire: “I feel greatly privileged to have been honoured by appointment as an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the Jewish community through executive roles with educational, cultural and social welfare bodies.

I have devoted a significant part of my life to the Jewish community, because I regard a vibrant, educated and caring community, as absolutely critical to Jewish continuity. Working to secure that continuity remains my lodestar.

I have been very fortunate to have met and worked with many inspiring leaders and individuals and to have been given so many wonderful opportunities to assist the Jewish people both here and overseas.

I look forward to continuing my associations and to making whatever contributions I am able to in the future.”


Emeritus Professor Jules Mitchell GUSS, Darling Point NSW 2027

For distinguished service to education and scientific research in the field of molecular bioscience, and to professional organisations.

Sam Lipski

For distinguished service to the community through the promotion of strategic philanthropy, to education, and to Australia-Israel relations.

Philanthropy 

  • Chief Executive Officer, The Pratt Foundation, 1998-2019.
  • Founding Director, Australian Jewish Funders, 2008-2018.
  • Concept and Co-ordination, The Park of the Australian Soldier, Beersheba, Israel, 2008.
  • Former Chair, Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Monash University.
  • Founding Director, Australia-Israel Scientific Exchange Foundation, 1999-2010.

Community

  • President, State Library of Victoria, 2000-2006.
  • Former Chair, Centre for Advancing Journalism Advisory Board, Melbourne University.
  • Trustee, Australian Refugee Foundation, 1999-2007.
  • Council Member, Swinburne University of Technology, 1995-2005.
  • Former Director, National Institute for Circus Arts.
  • Former Director, Schizophrenia Research Institute.

Awards and recognition include:

  • Prime Minister’s Literary Award (Australian History), for Let My People Go, with Professor S Rutland OAM, 2016.
  • Appointed a Member of the Order of Australia, 1993.

Sam Lipski was enjoying his birthday when he spoke to J-Wire. He said:  “I am tremendously grateful. I am enormously happy that the citation which mentions three things – strategic philanthropy, education and the Australia-Israel relationship. These have been the three pillars of what I have been doing for the last 21 years…and the Israel relationship goes back 50 years. To be recognised for doing what I love and enjoy doing,  my cup runneth over.”

Sam Lipski was awarded an AM for services to journalism around 26 years ago. But preceding his career in journalism Sam Lipski already had involvement with Israel.

He added: “To be recognised for having made some sort of contribution to the Australia-Israel relationship is tremendous. It’s the one thing which stands out for me.”


Professor Roy Michael ROBINS-BROWNE, Templestowe VIC 3106

For distinguished service to medical education and research in the field of microbiology and immunology, and to professional groups.

Professor Roy Robins-Browne

University of Melbourne

  • • Chair in Microbiology and Immunology and Laboratory Head, Robins-Browne Group, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity, 1999-2018.
    • Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, since 1999, Professorial Associate/Professorial Fellow, 1996-1999, Associate Professor, 1991-1996, Reader/Associate Professor, 1982-1991.
    • Head of Department, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, 2000-2004 and 2009-2012, Deputy Head, 2005-2008, and 1998-2000, Alternated as Head/Deputy Head, 1998-2012.
    • Director of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases and Inaugural Professor/Director of Microbiological Research, Royal Children’s Hospital, since 1996.
    • Produced a commercial anti-ETEC antibody-based product, Travelan.
    • Honorary Professorial Fellow, current.

Murdoch Children’s Research Institute

  • • Co-Group Leader, Infection and Immunity, Infectious Diseases, since 2002.

Australian Society for Microbiology

  • • Immediate Past President, since 2018, President, 2016-2018.
    • Member, Research Committee. Inaugural Registrar, circa 1980s.

Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia

  • • Examiner in Microbiology, 2002-2007.
    • Editorial Board Member, scientific journal Pathology, Speaker, annual conference, Pathology Update.
    • Fellow, since 1993.

University of Maryland, Baltimore, USA

  • • Honorary Research Professor of Medicine, current, Adjunct Professor of Medicine, since 1986, Research Assistant Professor of Medicine, 1979-1980.

University of Natal, Durban, South Africa

  • • Professor and Head of the Department of Microbiology, 1980-1981.

University of the Witwatersrand and the South African Institute for Medical, Research, Johannesburg, South Africa

  • • Microbiologist and Lecturer, South African Institute for Medical Research, 1976-1979.
    • Pathology Registrar, 1972-1976.
    • Inaugural President, Disinfection Society of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • Other Professional associations
    • Honorary Life Fellowship, College of Pathologists of South Africa, 2012, Fellow, 1975-2012.
    • Fellow, Royal College of Pathologists (UK), since 1994.
    • Fellow, Australian Society of Microbiology, 1990.

Publications

  • Authored or co-authored 300 peer reviewed publications, and book chapters.
    Editorial Board Member of a range of scientific journals.

Awards and recognition include:

  • • Honorary Life Member, Australian Society for Microbiology, 2019.
    • Fellow, American Academy of Microbiology, 2016.
    • David White Award for Teaching Excellence, University of Melbourne, 2016.
    • Rubbo Orator and Medallist, Australian Society for Microbiology, 2014.
    • BacPath ASM Orator, 1992.

Roy Robins-Browne told J-Wire: “It’s nice to be recognised for my contribution to medical research, teaching and my work with professional organisations.  I didn’t do this to get an award, however. I did it because I loved it, and still do as I continue to work in my ‘retirement’.”


Professor Jeffrey David ZAJAC, Heidelberg VIC 3084

For distinguished service to medical research and education, particularly in the field of endocrinology, and to professional societies.

Bettina Arndt

For significant service to the community as a social commentator, and to gender equity through advocacy for men.

  • Sex Therapist, since 1970s and Social Commentator and Advocate for Men’s Issues.

Government roles

  • Member, Assisted Reproductive Technologies (ART) Review Committee, 2005.
  • Member, Child Support Review Ministerial Reference Group, 2004.
  • Member, National Advisory Committee on Ageing, 2003.
  • Member, Family Law Pathways Advisory Group, 2000.

Forum Magazine

  • Editor/Publisher, 1973-1981.

The Australian

  • Feature Writer and Columnist, 1991-1995.
  • Regular Contributor, since 2006.

The Age Newspaper

  • Feature Writer, 1986-1991.

Sydney Macquarie Radio Station, 2GB

  • Presenter/host, talk-back radio program, 1982-1984.

The Sydney Morning Herald

  • Feature Writer, since 1995.

Four Corners, ABC

  • Guest Reporter, 1992.

Australian Consolidated Press

  • Feature Writer, 2004-2006, and 1981-1986.

Women’s Weekly

  • Feature Writer, since 2005.

Australian National University

  • Council Member, 1996-2004, and 1976-1986.

Royal Women’s Hospital Foundation

  • President, 1999.

Other service includes:

  • Online Dating Coach, 2001-2017.
  • Contributor, Jordan Peterson’s thinkspot, since 2019.
  • Campus Tour, since 2018.

Author, co-author, editor and/or publisher of a range of books, including:

  • What men want: in bed, 2010.
  • The sex diaries: why women go off sex and other bedroom battles, 2009-2011.
  • Taking sides: men, women and the shifting social agenda, 2009.
  • Arndt’s story : the life of an Australian economist, Peter Coleman, Selwyn Cornish, Peter Drake, comment by Bettina Arndt, 2007.
  • The Australian way of sex, 1985-1988.
  • Private lives, 1986.
  • The Bettina Arndt guide to lovemaking for men, 1982.
  • The Bettina Arndt Guide to lovemaking for women, 1980-1984.
  • The Bettina Arndt Guide to lovemaking, 1982.
  • #Men Too, 2018.

Awards and recognition includes:

  • Centenary Medal, 2003.

Bettina Arndt told J-Wire: “I am very excited to receive this AM, and to know that we have people who are acknowledging my work. I advocate for men, and I have been recruiting people to help with various campaigns. I am interested in a level playing field.”

Bettina believes that women are doing really well, so wants to focus on both men’s and women’s roles in society. In recent years, she has been devoting all of her time to help with this.

She wants to help men both young and old, to feel recognised, safe, and heard in their communities. There are so many issues to address, so she provides social commentary and advocates for men’s issues in her videos on YouTube.


Deborah Anne CONWAY, VIC

For significant service to the performing arts as a singer, songwriter and producer.

Deborah Conway

Music

Vocalist and Songwriter, since 1979, with albums including:

  • The Words of Men, 2019
  • Everybody’s Begging, 2016.
  • Stories of Ghosts, 2013.
  • Half Man Half Woman, 2010.
  • Summertown, 2004.
  • Only the Bones (Deborah Conway’s Greatest Hits), 2002.
  • PC: The Songs of Patsy Cline, 2001.
  • Exquisite Stereo, 2000.
  • My Third Husband, Mushroom, 1997.
  • Ultrasound (Ultrasound), 1995.
  • Bitch Epic, Mushroom, 1993.
  • String of Pearls, Mushroom, 1991.
  • The Happiest Place in Town (Do-Re-Mi), Virgin Records, 1988.
  • Domestic Harmony (Do-Re-Mi), Virgin Records, 1985.

Australia Council for the Arts

  • Chair, Music of Arts Practice Committee, since 2013.
  • Member, Music Board, 2012-2014.

Shir Madness Jewish Music Festival (now called FoJAM)

  • Patron, current.
  • Festival Director (Melbourne), 2015 and 2017 (voluntary role).

Other Arts

  • Performer, WOMAdelaide, 2007, and 2018.
  • Ambassador, Music Victoria, since 2013.
  • Artistic Director, Queensland Music Festival, 2009 and 2011.
  • Producer, ‘Broad’ Tour, 2005, 2006, 2007, and 2008.
  • Patron, AWMA, current.

Acting – Theatre

Roles include:

  • Always Patsy Cline (Patsy Cline), Lyric Theatre, 2001.
  • Aristophanes Frogs, Belvoir Street Theatre, 1992.
  • Awards and recognition includes:

Australian Recording Industry Association

  • Best Female Artist, 1992.
  • Platinum Album (String of Pearls, 1991).
  • Gold Album (Bitch Epic, 1993).

Deborah Conway commented: “I am thrilled to have been given an AM in 2020 for doing something that I love. Music is a shared pursuit and one of humanity’s oldest cultural expressions. To be able to write songs, play concerts, program festivals, produce albums and be able to communicate something otherwise inexpressible to people, has been a lifelong endeavour for me. I have loved all of it, even the frustrating bits.

I feel blessed to have been given the opportunities I’ve been given to ply my trade. I thank my family, my community, my country, my countless fellow musical compadres who have shared the journey and most of all my husband and collaborator without whom my life would be the poorer.”

Dr Erica FRYDENBERG, VIC

Erica Frydenberg

For significant service to psychology as a researcher, educator and adviser.

Australian Psychological Society

  • Director, 2006-2009, 20211-2012, and 2013-2014.
  • Vice-President, 2012-2013.
  • Psychology in Schools Reference Group, 2014-2015.
  • Student Recruitment Retention Advisory Group, 2014-2015.
  • Institute Advisory Committee, 2012-2018.
  • Finance Committee, 2012-2013.
  • National Scientific Committee Annual Conference, 2012-2014.
  • Fellowship Advisory Committee, 2005-2008, and 2010-2018.
  • Indigenous Bursary Selection Committee, 2008-2009.
  • Chair, Membership Recruitment and Retention Advisory Committee, 2007-2010.
  • Governance Committee, 2007-2010.

Melbourne Graduate School of Education, The University of Melbourne

·       Principal Research Fellow.

·       Associate Professor.

·       University Representative, Monash University Faculty of Education Board, 1996-2000.

King David School

  • School Council, 2014-2018.
  • Education Committee, 2013-2014.

OzChild

  • President, 2014-2015.
  • Vice-President, 2013-2014.
  • Director, six years.

Other

·       Positive Education Research Advisory Group, Geelong Grammar School.

·       Veterans’ Children’s Education Board.

·       School Psychologist, Victorian Department of Education.

·       Trust for Young Australians Advisory Group, Transitional Housing Project, Options for Work and Education Program, 1996-1997.

·       Executive Committee, Political Psychology, Committee of the International Association of Applied Psychology, 1993-1997.

Professional Memberships

  • American Education Research Association.
  • Australian Psychological Society.
  • Colleges of Clinical, Educational and Developmental, Organisational and Counselling Psychology.
  • International Association of Applied Psychology.
  • Stress Anxiety Research Society.

Editorial roles

  • Editorial Board, School of Psychology Quarterly, 2012.
  • Editorial Board, Australian Educational and Developmental Psychologist, 2007.
  • Editorial Board, Anxiety Stress and Coping, 2006.
  • Editorial Board, Peace and Conflict: Journal of Peace.
  • Associate Editor, Australian Psychology, 1993-1996.
  • Joint Editor, Psychology and You, 1993-1994.
  • Publications include 22 authored and editec books, 4 psychological tests, 35 book chapters, 43 papers in refereed international journals, 66 refereed papers in Australian journals, 26 published conference proceedings, 28 articles in professional journals.

Conferences

  • Presented at 154 National and International Conferences, including 17 keynoted addresses.

Consultancy roles

  • Social Emotional Learning Assessment Literature Review, Victorian Assessment and Curriculum Authority, 2014.
  • Promoting mental health in schools, Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, 2012.
  • Smarter Schools National Partnerships: Low SES Schools Communities Project. Social and Emotional Learning: Capacity building in schools. 2011-2013.
  • Ethical issues considered by Human Research Ethics Committees, Department of Health an Aging, 2006.
  • National Evaluation of the Season for Growth Program, 2003-2005.

Awards and recognition includes:

  • Lifetime Career Award, Stress Anxiety Research Society, 2013.
  • Knowledge Transfer Award, University of Melbourne, 2008.
  • University of Melbourne Medal for Research Excellence, 2003.
  • Distinguished Scholar Award, American Education Research Association, SIG Stress and Coping.

Erica Frydenberg told J-Wire: “I suppose the award is a recognition of the research and practice work that I do and its benefit to others, individuals, families or communities. I have always thought that whatever sphere one is in, one can do good. We are minor players in a big system” said Erica Frydenberg.

She said that so many distinguished people before her have received awards but also many worthy individuals are not recognised in this way.

“In the professional space I am most proud of the sustained work in the field of coping. Along with others, we have developed coping measures and teaching tools that can be used across the life-span.

This resulted in the recent publication of Promoting Well-Being in the Pre-school Years.

”This work contributes to our focus on what we can do to facilitate well-being, capacity and healthy growth and development in children, adolescents and adults. Parents and teachers play an important part.

“In the communal sphere, I have been very active member of the Australian Psychological Society for many decades. In the Jewish community I have been involved with Jewish education – most recently with the King David School, a wonderful educational establishment” she said.


Emeritus Professor Anthony John GUTTMANN, VIC

Emeritus Prof Anthony Guttman

For significant service to the mathematical sciences, and to education.

The University of Melbourne

Faculty of Science

  • Chair, Advisory Board, MATRIX Research Institute, since 2016.
  • Former Deputy Dean.

School of Mathematics and Statistics

  • Professor of Mathematics, 1988-2017.
  • Former Head of Department.
  • Reader in Mathematics, 1987-1988.

Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute

  • Member, External Advisory Board, current.
  • Former Chair, Scientific Committee.
  • Founding Director, 2002.
  • Co-Founder, 2001-2002.
  • Recipient, Distinguished Service Award, 2012.

Australian Research Council

  • Distinguished Associate Investigator and Member, Governance Board, ARC Centre of Excellence for Mathematical and Statistical Frontiers, since 2014.
  • Founding Director, ARC Centre for Mathematics and Statistics of Complex Systems (MASCOS), 2003-2016.

The University of Newcastle

Faculty of Mathematics

  • Advisory Board Member, CARMA (Computed-Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications), since 2011.
  • Dean and Professor, 1984-1987.
  • Associate Professor, 1975-1983.
  • Senior Lecturer, 1973-1975.
  • Lecturer, 1971-1973.

Other University Appointments

  • Advisory Board Member, Mathematical Sciences Laboratory, Flinders University, since 2012.
  • Chair, Advisory Board, Centre for Research in Mathematics, Western Sydney University, since 2014.

Australian Academy of Science

  • Member, SC1-Mathematical Sciences Committee, since 2017.
  • Member, Awards and Prizes Nominations Working Group, 2012-2013.
  • Recipient, Hannan Medal, 1998.

Australian Mathematical Society

  • President, 2002-2004.
  • Vice-President, 2005-2006.
  • Recipient, Gavin Brown Prize, 2018.
  • Recipient, George Szekeres Medal, 2006.

Other

  • Inaugural Chair, Organising Committee, Simon Marais Mathematics Competition, 2017-2018.

John Guttman said: “I am pleased that mathematical sciences are receiving recognition. I see this as a gong for mathematical sciences. Over the years, I have had the pleasure of supervising young men and women, as well as two of the youngest PhD students in Melbourne.

I look forward to going to work and it doesn’t stop there. I wake up thinking of possible answers to problems. I am a keen runner, which keeps me mentally alert. I attribute my longevity to maintaining my physical and mental state. I have led a fortunate life.”

Mr Guttman will be running in the Boston Marathon this April.


Bella HIRSHORN, Toorak VIC 3142

Bella Hirshorn

For significant service to the Jewish community, and to women.

World Women’s International Zionist Organisation (WIZO)

  • President (now Co-President), Eilat Group, since 1958.
  • Member, since 1949.
  • Volunteer Award, 2012.
  • Life Governor, Ahusat Yeladim, 1972 and Patron, 1971.

WIZO Australia

  • Honorary Life Member, since 2004.

WIZO Victoria

  • State Executive Member, since 1970.
  • Chairman of Tourism, since 1970.
  • Chairman of Overseas Jewry, since 1973.

Jewish Museum of Australia

  • Volunteer Guide, since 2005.

Awards and recognition include:

  • Community Recognition award, Jewish Community Council of Victoria, 2013.
  • Rebecca Sieff Award, Women’s International Zionist Organisation, 1982.
  • Ann Zablud OAM Community Service Award, 2015.

Bella Hirshorn told J-Wire: “I am greatly honoured to receive this award in recognition of my contribution to the Jewish community and to women over so many years.

I have been very fortunate in my life in Australia and it has been very rewarding to be able to give back and to help others.”


David Harley JACOBS, Newport NSW 2106

David Jacobs

For significant service to Australia-Japan relations, and to business.

Australia Japan Business Co-operation Committee

  • Chief Executive Officer, since 2015.

The Australia-Japan Link (advisory)

  • Chief Executive Officer and Founder, since 1989.

Hunter Phillip Japan Limited

  • Director, 2004-2014.

Australia-Japan Economic Institute

  • Director/Head, 1979-1989.

BIS Shrapnel

  • Consultant, 1976-1979.

Australia Japan Society of NSW

  • Past President.
  • Past Vice President.
  • Non-executive Director, 2001-2015.

University of Sydney Business School

  • Founding Executive Committee Member, Business Alumni Network.

Awards and recognition includes:

  • Japan Foreign Minister’s Commendation, Government of Japan, 2016, ‘To those who have contributed to strengthening the friendship between Japan and Australia and deepening the bilateral relationship’.

David Jacobs said that receiving the award “really culminates a 50 year journey when I made my first independent visit to Japan 50 years ago. Basically, it speaks recolonization that I saw Japan is becoming really important to Australia and so my whole career direction was aimed at promoting Australia-Japan economic relations”.

David Jacobs will be celebrating receiving the award with his family, children and grandchildren.

Rabbi Zalman KASTEL, St Ives NSW 2075

Rabbi Zalman Kastel

For significant service to interfaith and intercultural understanding and acceptance.

Together for Humanity Foundation (formerly the Goodness and Kindness Project)

  • National Director, current.
  • Co-Founder, 2002.
  • Contributor, Doing Diversity, Intercultural Understanding in Primary and Secondary Schools Project, Deakin University, 2015

Kesser Torah College

  • Vice-President, current.

Rabbi Kastel told J-Wire: “This came as a surprise.  I wasn’t expecting it but I am very touched. It is a validation of an approach to a pressing communal challenge as to how we deal with tensions. I have been working on this since 2001. It evidences that what have I been doing has hit the mark.”


Professor Martin Evald KRYGIER, University of New South Wales NSW 2052

Martin Krygier

For significant service to legal education, and to professional associations.

University of New South Wales

  • Gordon Samuels Professor of Law and Social Theory, Faculty of Law, since 2009.
  • Professor of Law, 1996-2009, Associate Professor, 1987-1995, Senior Lecturer, 1981-1986.
  • Co-Director, Australia Myanmar Constitutional Democracy Project, current, Member, since 2013.
  • Co-Director, Network for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law, since 2011, Co-Director, Centre for Interdisciplinary Studies of Law, 2008-2011.
  • Co-Director, European Law Centre, 2002-2007.

Australian National University

  • Honorary Adjunct Professor, Regulatory Institutions Network (RegNet), School of Regulation and Global Governance, since 2009.
  • Visiting Fellow, Department of Law, Research School of Social Sciences, Institute of Advanced Studies, 1988-1989.
  • Tutor and Research Scholar, 1975-1977.

Visiting Professor, Fellow or Scholar, includes:

  • Recurrent Visiting Professor, Centre for Social Studies/Graduate School for Social Research, Institute for Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, since 2005.
  • Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellow, National Endowment for Democracy, Washington DC, USA, 2019.
  • Visiting Fellow/Professor at Media, Democracy and the Rule of Law project, St Antony’s College, Oxford University, UK, 2012.
  • Visiting Professor, Central European University, Budapest, Hungary, 2011 and 2002, Visiting Fellow, Humanities Centre, 2003, Visiting Fellow, Collegium Budapest/Institute for Advanced Study, 1995-1996.
  • Distinguished Visiting Fellow, New Zealand Law Foundation, 2008.
  • Fellow, Centre for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, USA, 2005-2006.
  • Visiting Professor, Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, School of Law, Boalt Hall, University of California, Berkeley, USA, 1989-1990, Visiting Scholar Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, 1985.
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Sociology, Nicholas Copernicus University, University of Torun, Poland, 1989.
  • Visiting Scholar, Centre for Criminology and the Social and Philosophical Study of Law, Faculty of Law, University of Edinburgh, UK, 1985-1986.

International Association for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy

  • Co-Vice President, 2015-2019.
  • Vice President, 2002.
  • Secretary, and Bulletin Editor, 1979-1981.

Professional Associations

  • Fellow, Academy of Social Sciences in Australia.
  • President, Australian Institute of Polish Affairs, 1997-2001, Founding Member, since 1991.
  • Member, Australian Universities Law Schools Association.
  • Member, International Sociological Association
  • Member, Polish Sociological Association.

Editorial Boards

  • Contributing Editor, Jotwell, since 2009.
  • Member, Editorial Board, Hague Journal on the Rule of Law, since 2009.
  • Societas/Communitas, since 2012.
  • Polish Sociological Review, since 2012.
  • Annual Review of Law and Social Science, since 2012.
  • Ratio Juris, Bologna and Oxford, since 1988.
  • Ius et Lex (Poland), 2001-2010.
  • Quadrant Magazine, Australia, 1975-1997, Member, Editorial Board and Committee of Management, 1990-1997.

Publications include

  • Book, Philip Selznick: ideals in the world, Original, Stanford Law Books, Stanford, 2012.
  • Book, Civil Passions: Selected Writings, a collection of essays, 1, Black Inc. Books, Melbourne, 2005.
  • Book, Between Fear and Hope: Hybrid Thoughts on Public Values, Original, ABC Books, Sydney, 1997.
  • Various edited and co-edited books, book chapters, conference papers, journal articles.

Awards and recognition include:

  • Signature Lecture, The Dickson Poon Transnational Law Institute, Kings College London, UK, 2017.
  • Dennis Leslie Mahoney Prize in Legal Theory, the Julius Stone Institute of Jurisprudence, University of Sydney, 2016.
  • Cavalier’s Cross, Order of Merit (5th Class), Republic of Poland,
  • Boyer Lectures, ABC, 1997.

Rose LEW, Toorak VIC 3142

Rosie Lew

For significant service to the community, and to philanthropy.

Peter MacCallum Cancer Foundation

  • Board Member, 2002-2012.
  • Donor and Fundraiser, since 1992.
  • Former Inaugural Appeal Chair.

Opera Australia

  • Governor Patron, since 1997.
  • Donor, since 1989.

Arts Centre Melbourne

  • Principal Patron, current.
  • Donor, since 1991.

Philanthropy – Other

  • Donor and Fundraiser, Mount Scopus Memorial College Foundation, since 1987.
  • Board Member and Donor, Creativity Australia, current.
  • Board Member and Donor, With One Voice, current.
  • Director, Lew Family Charitable Trust, current.

Awards and recognition includes:

  • Life Member, Melbourne Arts Centre.

Rosie Lew commented: “My service to the community and philanthropy has always been driven by the desire to share my good fortune and show my appreciation by trying to ease and enrich the lives of others.

Whether it being through medical advancements, education, the arts or welfare both within the Jewish community or the general community, here in Australia and overseas, thus allowing those less fortunate gain a sense of inclusion in our society and an improvement in their lives.

”I’m both humbled and honoured to receive this recognition.”


Robin (Bobbi) MAHLAB, Birchgrove NSW 2041

For significant service to women, to publishing, and to philanthropy.

David Paratz

Executive Council of Australian Jewry

  • Vice-President, 1998-2009.

Queensland Jewish Board of Deputies

  • Life Governor, since 2017.
  • Immediate Past President, 2013-2017.
  • President, 1998-2009.
  • Vice President, 2009-2013.
  • Board Member, 1980-2017.
  • Member, Interfaith Committee, since 2008.

Brisbane Hebrew Congregation

  • Vice President, since 2016.
  • Honorary Legal Advisor, current.
  • Past Sunday School Teacher.

Other Jewish Organisations

  • Founding Board Member, Gani Gani Kindergarten.
  • Honorary Legal Advisor, Jewish Communal Centre of Queensland.
  • Member, Jewish Help in Need Society.
  • Member, Maccabi Queensland.
  • Member, Queensland Jewish Community Services.

Interfaith

  • Founding Member, Forum of Jews, Christians and Muslims.
  • Member, Advisory Council, Centre for Interfaith and Cultural Dialogue, Griffith University.
  • Foundation Advisor and delegate, Queensland Faith Communities Council.

Community other

  • President, Brisbane Grammar School Parents and Friends Association, 2011-2012, Vice President, 2009-2010.
  • President, Indooroopilly State School, Parents and Citizens Association, 2001-2002.
  • Justice of the Peace, since 1980.

Professional

  • Member, Queensland Civil and Administrative Tribunal, since 2012.
  • Barrister, private practice, 2010-2012, and 1981-1988.
  • Mediator, 1994-2003.
  • Manager, Australian Commercial Disputes Centre (Qld) Ltd. 1988-1994.

Publications

  • Mediation – A User’s Guide, Paratz, Brisbane, ISBN 0646114808, 1992.
  • Representative Actions, Cashman, Baston, Paratz, LAAMS, ISBN 9781875263202, 1992.
  • Courts Introduce ADR, Paratz & Spegel, The Queensland Lawyer, Vol.16, 1995.
  • The History of Mediation in Queensland. Paratz, Hearsay, Issue 53, Bar Association of Qld, 2011.

David Paratz told J-Wire: “I certainly honoured to get the award which is in relation to the two things which occupied me most of my personal and professional life…the Jewish community in Queensland and my practice in law mainly in alternative dispute resolution and mediation. I have been involved in the Brisbane and Queensland Jewish community in every aspect, including helping up setting up the kindergarten. My main work was with the Queensland Board of Deputies with whom I have been associated since my early 20s. I have enjoyed my interfaith work too as it has as I have established relationships with a cross-section of people.”  David Paratz is particularly proud of the work he has done in spearheading the mediation and dispute resolution.


The late Mr Jeremy Mark SPINAK

Late of NSW

For significant service to the Jewish community, to multicultural relations, and to interfaith dialogue.

Jeremy Spinak

New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies

  • President, 2014-2018
  • Former Vice-President
  • Chair, Community Relations Committee, 2011-2013
  • Collaborator, Keep New South Wales Safe Campaign.

Community

  • Former New South Wales Vice-President, Executive Council of Australian Jewry, 2014-2018
  • Former President, New South Wales Jewish War Memorial
  • Former Board Member, Shalom Institute
  • Former Board Member, Community Security Group
  • Member, Jewish Communal Appeal Executive Committee and Board of Governors, 2017
  • Trustee and Custodian, Australian Museum

NSW Jewish Board of Deputies president Lesli Berger commented: “As a well-loved and highly-regarded president of the Board of Deputies, we were pleased to nominate Jeremy Spinak of blessed memory for an Australia Day honour and we are delighted that that honour has been conferred. Jeremy’s passion was the well-being of the Jewish community, and he worked tirelessly to this end throughout his tenure as president. He was wise beyond his years, kind and humorous, and brought astute political acumen to the enormous benefit of our community. We extend our warmest congratulations to his wife Rhiannon and the Spinak family on this honour and thank them for the love and support they always gave him.”


Julie Anne STEINER, NSW

Julie Steiner

For significant service to business through a range of roles.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

  • General Manager/Divisional Director, ABC Enterprises, ten years.
  • Host, Music Show, ABC Radio National, 1993-1995.

Business

  • Founding Director, Braithwaite Steiner Pretty, 1997-2013 – (merged with Odgers Berndtson in 2013).
  • Former Chief Executive Officer, IMAX Australia.
  • Chief Executive Director, Pay Television Consortium.

Odgers Berndtson

  • Global Head, Education Practice, current.
  • Former Joint Managing Director.
  • Partner, since 2013.

Arts Organisations

  • Board Member, Australian Chamber Orchestra, since 2016.
  • Board Member, Sydney Film Festival, 2000-2005.
  • Inaugural Board Member, Australia Council for Business and the Arts, 1996-2000.
  • Member, Crafts Council of Australia, 1981-1983.

Education

  • Member, Nominations Committee, Australian National University, since 2015.
  • Member, New South Wales Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee, 2012-2016.

Julie Steiner told J-Wire: “As the daughter of Jewish migrants to Australia this is a great honour.

I have been privileged to make a contribution to leadership in major public institutions such as the cultural, science, health and Higher Education sectors in a country I love.

None of this would have been possible without the support of committed, smart and creative colleagues and my family.”


Dr Robert Jeffrey SWARD, Malvern VIC 3144

For significant service to primary industry, to genetech­­­nology, and to the Jewish community.

Dr Robert Sward

Australian Government Gene Technology Regulator

  • Member, Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultative Committee, since 2015.
  • Member, Gene Technology Technical Advisory Committee, since 2017.

Department of Primary Industries Victoria

  • Manager, Biotechnology Policy Portfolio, 2003-2012.
  • Former Executive Officer, DPI’s Gene Technology Standing Committee.
  • Former Plant Virologist.

Other

  • Private Consultant, BioBotanicals Consulting, current.
  • Reviewer, ‘Gene Technology Act 2001′, Queensland Parliament/Foursight Associates, 2013.
  • Former Chair, Industry Development Committee, GM Taskforce, Commonwealth Primary Industry.
  • Former Member, Victorian Gene Technology Ethics Committee.
  • Former Member, National Agricultural, Environmental and Industrial Biotechnology Advisory Group, AusBiotech.
  • Former Experimental Officer, Division of Horticulture, CSIRO.

Temple Beth Israel

  • President, 2015-2016.
  • Vice-President, 2010-2012 and 2013-2015.
  • Board Member, 2007-2017.
  • Founding Director/Trustee, L’dor Va’dor Foundation, current.
  • Former Member, Finance Committee.
  • Former Chair, Fundraising Committee.
  • Member, Vision 100 Committee, current
  • Chair, Organising Committee, UPJ Biennial, 2018.

Community

  • Volunteer, Sacred Heart Mission, since 2008.
  • Former Member, Scouts Victoria.

Freemasons Victoria

  • Master, 1985-1986.
  • Freemason, 1978-2012.

Robert Sward says that pitching in and volunteering within the Jewish community and beyond is something he loves doing. 

“I feel deeply moved and honoured by this award and to be recognised in this way.

“For me it’s a key way of connecting with others, sharing my skills and experience and giving back to the community,” he said.

”A passion for the biological sciences has been part of my DNA from my earliest memories. My early career work in crop pathology and later focus on biotechnology and gene technology have provided me with wonderful opportunities to assist our farming communities and primary industries.

“I’m quite sure that this award would not have been possible but for the many remarkable scientists, colleagues and friends who have been part of my career journey and I acknowledge and thank them from the bottom of my heart,” he said.

He hopes he has contributed to making life better for many people by way of his volunteering and by the outcomes of his professional career. He is particularly proud of his work across the State and Commonwealth Governments that has helped ensure that biotechnology and gene technology are being used safely and reliably to the benefit of Australian primary industries.

“I’m particularly proud of the results of my work on the Temple Beth Israel (TBI) Board and numerous committees across more than a decade, along with a number of milestone events I’ve organised across the Progressive Jewish Community. I’m also proud to have helped initiate and be a founding trustee director of the TBI L’dor Va’dor Foundation.


MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Yossi Aron

Joseph (Yossi) ARON, Caulfield VIC 3161

For service to the Jewish community of Victoria.

United Jewish Education Board (UJEB)

  • Manager, Education, 1998-2009.
  • Board Member, since 2002.

South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation

  • Cantor and Assistant Minister, since 1978.

Council of Orthodox Synagogues of Victoria

  • Executive Director, 1996-2016.
  • Board Member, Melbourne Eruv, since 2016.

The Australian Jewish News

  • Columnist, since 1998.
  • Religious Affairs Editor, 1988.

Education

  • Principal, South Caulfield Centre, 1985-2001.
  • Principal, North Eastern (Doncaster) Centre, 1979-1984.
  • Principal, Kew Centre, 1969-1978.
  • Bar Mitzvah Teacher and Religious Education Teacher, Kew, 1968.

Yossi Aron told J-Wire: “I am flattered.  I hope it encourages people to devote at least part of their time to bettering the community. I hope that when people think of me that will be my legacy. And I hope that I have been of benefit to individuals and the community as a whole.”

From the time he was a student Yossi, worked for the United Jewish Education Board running the Sunday Schools.
When Sunday Schools went out of fashion, he then developed after school classes and incorporated this into state schools. There were two large state schools, which had 50% Jewish population at the time.
“We would receive phone calls from parents in Johannesburg, who wanted state school recommendations so their children could receive a Jewish education through our after school classes.”
In 1997, he was appointed as Chazan in South Caulfield Hebrew Congregation and retired a year ago.
“I researched for my books in the office of the Jewish News over the years.
I became a columnist and since February 1998, there has not been a time when a column has not appeared. “I have never missed one.”
“My parents were very much involved in Jewish education, and they inspired me.”

Charles Albert ARONSON, Bellevue Hill NSW 2023

Charles Aronson

For service to the Jewish community of New South Wales.

National Association of Jewish Ex-Servicemen and Women

  • President, 2011-2016.

Shalom Institute

  • Treasurer, 2006-2011.

Jewish Communal Appeal

  • Treasurer, 1992-1996.

Masada College

  • President, 1986-1991.
    Board Member, 1983-1992.

B’nai B’rith Intermediates

  • President, 1970-1973.

NSW Antique Dealers’ Association

  • President, 1976-1981 and 1986-1994.

Australian Antique and Art Dealers’ Association

  • President, 1996-2001.
    Honorary Life Member, current.

Sydney Jewish Museum

  • Board Member since 2014.
    Vice-President since 2018.

New South Wales Jewish War Memorial

  • Board Member since 2010.
    Chairman since 2015.

Australian Jewish Historical Society

  • Board Member since 2016.
    Vice-President since 2016.

Charles Aronson said: “I am humbled and honoured to receive this award which I dedicate to my late parents, who were Dutch holocaust survivors. They bought (brought) our family to Australia in search of a safe and non-threatening environment for their children. “I felt that my parents were here for a reason and I wanted to honour that reason.”

“This country has provided a real home for the Jewish community. It has flourished to become an integral multi-cultured Australia. I am proud to be part of a well organised, caring, and Jewish community.”


Joel BECKER, Fairfield VIC 3078

Joel Becker

For service to literary organisations.

Writers Victoria (formerly known as Victorian Writer’s Centre)

  • Life Member, since 2018.
  • Chief Executive Officer, 2002-2010.

Australian Booksellers Association

  • Chief Executive Officer, 2010-2018.
  • Life Member, since 2019.

Going Down Swinging (literary journal)

  • Deputy Chair, 2012-2018.

Awards Administration

  • Chair, Fiction and Poetry Judging Panels for Prime Minister’s Literary Awards, 2012-2013.
  • Chair, New South Wales Premier’s Literacy Award Judging Panel for Douglas Stewart Prize for non-fiction, 2019.

Community

  • President, Fairfield Primary School Council, 2006-2011.
  • Board Member, Fairfield Primary School Council, 2005.
  • Board Member, Alfred Nuttall Kindergarten, 2003.
  • Secretary, Perry Street Childcare Centre, 2001-2002.
  • President, Far North Queensland Film Society, 1991-1993.
  • President, Community Radio Station 4CCR-FM89, 1991-1992.

Joel Becker said that it is an honour and meaningful for him to receive the award. He feels that it is a privilege to be honoured for the work that he has done his whole life, which is working around books and the associated culture  

He will be host a dinner with his family on Sunday to celebrate and will catch up with friends from the industry over the long weekend. 


Albert BENSIMON, Malvern SA 5061

Albert Bensimon

For service to business, and to the community.

Professional Appointments

  • Managing Director, Shiels Jewellers.
    President, Retail Traders Association, 1996-2005, and Board Member.
    Board Member, Jewellers Association of Australia, 1985-2004.
    Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors, since 1997.

The Arts

  • Board Member, Festival Theatre Foundation, since 2010.
    Chair, State Library of South Australia Foundation, 2015-2016, and Board Member, 2011-2016.
    Board Member, State Opera of South Australia, 1994-2000.
    Founding Chairman, Helpmann Foundation, Helpmann Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, 1994-2004.

Community

  • Member, Rotary Club of Adelaide, since 1993.
    Foundation Member, Scotch College Foundation, and Trustee.
    Member, Fundraising Committee, Masada School.
    President and Board Member, Hutt Street Charitable Foundation, 2003-2010.
    Fundraiser, UNICEF, 2005-2010.
    President, Refugee Relief Fund Australia, 1987-1995.

Albert Bensimon says it is great to be included in the Australia Day Honours Awards.

“I suppose it is a nice recognition of all the long hours I have put in over the years with various causes.

I am on several Boards where I have helped raise a lot of money.  When I established the Helpmann Academy of Visual and Performing Arts, I was able to get the right people to raise a lot of money and establish a mentorship program. That’s something of which I am particularly proud” he said.

He is now President of the Adelaide Hebrew Congregation and looks forward to a quiet celebration with his wife he told J-Wire.


Harry Herman BETTER, Caulfield North VIC 3161

Harry Better

For service to the Jewish community of Victoria.

Courage to Care, B’nai B’rith Victoria

  • Board Member, since 1994.
    Lecturer.
    Educator.
    Volunteer of the year award for long-standing commitment, 2018.

North Eastern Jewish War Memorial Centre

  • Foundation and Board Member, 1972-1994.

Other

  • Principal Engineer, HRL Technology Group, since 2016.
    Principal Engineer, HRL Technology, 2005-2016.
    Principal Engineer, ETRS (part of HRL Group Companies), 1997-2005.
    Director and Principal Engineer, Engineering Testing and Research Service (ETRS), 1985-1997.
    Director and Principal Engineer, Engineering Audits, 1983-1985.
    Head, Engineering Systems Section, Research and Development Department, State Electricity Commission of Victoria, 1978-1983.

Harry Better told J-Wire: “I came out here [to Australia] as a young lad after the war, I was an extremely lucky person saved by a rigorous person. I always felt that I had to retire a little bit, or a heck of a lot, to Australia for the home that it has given me for the last however many years. Getting this award has given me the feeling that I have achieved that.”


Paulette Dell CHERNY, VIC

Paulette Cherny

For service to the Jewish community of Victoria.

Women’s International Zionist Organisation (WIZO) Australia

  • National President, since 2016.
  • Former Founder, Masada Branch.

Women’s International Zionism Organisation (WIZO) Victoria

  • President, 2002-2008.
  • Executive Member, 1974-2016.
  • Former Founder, WIZO Masada Branch.

Other

  • Member, National Council of Jewish Women of Australia (Victoria), current.
  • Volunteer, Temple Bath Israel Kindergarten, St Kilda, 1960-1972.

Paulette Cherny told J-Wire: “I feel very privileged to have been chosen to receive this. Both my father and brother have received Orders of Australia for services to the Jewish community and I feel as if I am carrying on the tradition. I admire my father greatly.

It has been 47 years of volunteering for WIZO, with continuous growth, dedication, belief, and commitment.
I have also done many other volunteering services for the community, both in Brisbane and in Melbourne. After my children left kindergarten, I started the WIZO group, and learnt so much about Jewish history and Judaism. Zionism and Israel have become a huge passion and focus.
I have had some amazing highlights in life with WIZO and they just continue.”
“I eat, sleep, and dream WIZO.”

Anthony David CLIFFORD, USA

Anthony Clifford with his wife

For service to the Jewish community of Sydney.

Jewish House, Sydney

  • Co-President, 1984-1995.
  • Co-Founder, 1984.

Jewish House Recovery, Los Angeles

  • Co-Founder, since circa 1995.

“To me it is more the symbol of what this represents than the Award itself. It is nice to be part of a country where all people can be recognized, whatever their beliefs”, said Anthony Clifford.

Many countries around the world would not contemplate honouring a member of a minority and it is a testimony to the inclusiveness of Australia and its government that it does so.”


Roger Alexander CLIFFORD, Bellevue Hill NSW 2023

Roger Clifford

For service to the Jewish community of Sydney.

Jewish House, Sydney

  • Co-Founder, since 1983.
  • President/Co-President, since 1983.

Other

  • Founded the Double Bay Synagogue, 1993.
  • Served on the Board of the Central Synagogue.
  • Proprietor, Arc Fashion Group.
  • Non-Executive Director, Invigor Group (IVO).

Roger Clifford said: “I’m honoured and humbled to receive the award because it particularly recognised the work that the Jewish House does and the community. I’m very honoured if the award gives a greater voice to all the people that need help throughout the community, that they know that they can come to Jewish house”.


Rabbi Jeffrey Cohen

Rabbi Dr Jeffrey COHEN, Vaucluse NSW 2030

For service to community health, and to interfaith organisations.

Community

  • Treasurer, Phoebe House (drug rehabilitation house for women with children), 2017-2018. Board member, 2016-2018.
  • Treasurer, Spiritual Care Australia, 2012-2013; Board Member, 2009-2013.
  • Board Member, Australian Health and Welfare Chaplains Association (now Spiritual Care Australia), 2008-2010.
  • Vice-President, Congress in Ministry in Special Settings Board, 1991-1993; Chair, International Pastoral Care Week, 1990-1993; Member, 1989-1993.

Ethics

  • Member, NSW Clinical Research Ethics Committee, 2014-2015.
  • Member, NSW Human Research Ethics Committee, 2009-2013.
  • Member, Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultation Committee, 2011-2014.
  • Member, NSW Health Ethics Committee, 2002-2007.

Council of Christians and Jews New South Wales

  • Committee of Management, 1999-2015.
  • President, 2003-2005.
  • Vice-President, 2001-2003.

Jewish Other

  • Vice-President, Australian Jewish Historical Society, 2014-2016.
  • Literary Editor, J-Wire, since 2018.
  • Literary Editor, Australian Jewish News, 1999-2004.

Education

  • Associate Professor (Adjunct), School of Medicine (Sydney Campus), University of Notre Dame Australia, since 2016.
  • Senior Visiting Research Fellow, School of Public Health and Community Medicine, University of New South Wales, 2002-2014.
  • Supervisor, Master of Ministries Program, Melbourne College of Divinity, 2005-2008.
  • Senior Lecturer, School of IT and Mathematical Sciences, University of Ballarat (now Federation University), 2007-2010.
  • Academic Advisor and Counsellor, Sydney Campus, Melbourne Institute of Technology, 2007-2010.
  • Visiting Professor, De Montford University, United Kingdom, 2006-2009.
  • Senior Research Associate, Department of Semitic Studies, University of Sydney, 2001.

Museums

  • Senior Consultant, Museum Planning Services Australia, 2001-2010.
  • Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Jewish Museum/Jewish Cultural Centre, 1996-2001.

Professional Associations

  • Spiritual Care Australia, since 2009.
  • Australian Health and Welfare Chaplains Association, 2008-2010.
  • Association of Professional Chaplains, 1996-2005.
  • Association of Mental Health Clergy, 1986-1997.
  • Association of Mental Health Administrators, 1991-1996.
  • College of Chaplains, 1986-1997. 

Fellowships

  • Royal Society for Arts, Manufacturing and Commerce
  • Leo Baeck College, London

Other

  • Member, Editorial Board, Health and Social Care Chaplaincy, since 2015.
  • Consultant, Multicultural Health, South Eastern Sydney Health Authority, 2001-2005.

Rabbi Jeffrey Cohen told J-Wire: “In the nearly 25 years since I returned to Australia and Sydney I can think of 2 significant achievements that stand out [many other minor ones].

First. When I began at the Sydney Jewish Museum in 1996 it became obvious that while it was necessary to turn the dream of its founder the late John Saunders AO z”l from being a private individual’s dream into an institution owned and managed as part of the Sydney Jewish community as well as being part of the JCA. In my five years as CEO we built the infrastructure but also reduced to the operating deficit from over $1 million to around $300,00 which was covered by a donation by the founder.

Second. My involvement in Spiritual Care in Health both as an academic and researcher as well as being involved in the establishment of Spiritual Care Australia which moved the professional association for being primarily Protestant to being a multifaith organisation and in which I served not only as a founding director but an officer for its first 2 years. At Notre Dame Australia I have been involved in the working group, with St, Vincent’s Hospital Sydney, on the intergration of Spirituality into the Health Care System. This also parallels my involvement for some 15 years with the Council of Christians and Jews.”


Marlis COHEN, Balwyn North VIC 3104

Marlis Cohen

For service to the Jewish community.

Women’s International Zionist Organization Australia

  • Vice President, 1983-1989.
    Treasurer, 2004-2010, 1989-1998, and 1981-1983.
    Secretary, 1970-1981 or 1973-1977.
    Federal Member for Victoria, 1964-1970.
    Life Member, since 2004.

Women’s International Zionist Organization Victoria

  • Treasurer, 1992-1998, Co-Treasurer, 1971-1981.
    President, 1981-1989, Vice President, 1974-1981.
    Secretary, 1973-1977 and 1968-1971.
    Chair, Tourism, and Wills and Bequests, 1961-1967.
    President, Nathanya Group, 1964, Founding Member, 1954.
    Marlis Cohen Zionist Youth Award, named in her honour, since 2005.
  • Zionist Federation of Australia
  • Past Vice-President, Zionist Council of Victoria.
    WIZO representative, Executive Committee, circa 1981-1986.
    Executive Council of Australian Jewry
  • WIZO Representative, Executive Committee, 1986-1989.
    Leo Baeck Centre (synagogue and community centre)
  • Co-Treasurer, since 2018, 2016-2017, 2007-2013, 2005, 2003, and 1998-1999.
    Treasurer, 2014-2015, 2004.
    Assistant Treasurer, 2000-2002.
    Life Member, since 2012.
    Committee Member or volunteer, since 1993.
    Union of Progressive Judaism, Australia
  • Executive Member, circa 1994-2000.
    Treasurer, Treasure Trove Opportunity Shop, Progressive Judaism Victoria, 1992-1997.
    B’nai B’rith Australia – R.W. Unit of B’nai B’rith Melbourne
  • Treasurer, Action Wallenberg Committee, current.
    Jewish Community Council of Victoria
  • WIZO Representative, up until 2004.
    United Israel Appeal
  • Chair, Victorian Women’s Division, 1967.
  • Awards and recognition include:
  • Menorah Award, B’nai B’rith Victoria, 2011.
    Community Recognition Award, Jewish Community Council of Victoria, 2006
    Ner Tamid (Everlasting Light) Award, Union for Progressive Judaism, 1999.
    Rebecca Sieff Award, WIZO, 1975.

Marlis Cohen said: “I am delighted and feel very honoured to receive the OAM, but frankly I am amazed to be awarded this Medal, as what I have done is much the same as countless other members of our community are doing or have done.

As someone who had the good fortune to be able to leave Germany together with her parents in the very last days of 1938, I am deeply grateful for the very fortunate life I have had.

My parents were both actively involved in the community and encouraged me to be likewise, so this award really belongs in a great part to them. My communal involvement has given me the satisfaction of being able to make just a very small contribution to the life of our community and thus to Jewish continuity.”


Thomas Frank DANOS, Toorak VIC 3142

Tom Danos

For service to the law, and to the community.

Victorian Bar

  • Member, Victorian Bar Pro-Bono Committee, 2009-2018.
  • Deputy Chairman, Victorian Bar Pro-Bono Committee, 2011-2017.
  • Treasurer, Criminal Bar Association, 2005-2013.
  • Member, Legal Assistance Committee, 2003-2007.
  • Member, Criminal Bar Association Committee, 2002-2012.
  • Legal Aid Liaison, 1988-2000.
  • Member, Young Barristers’ Committee, 1977-1980.

Svenson Barristers

Barrister, current.

Maccabi Australia

  • Executive, Panel Member Protection Policy, since 2015.
  • Member, Board of Trustees, Maccabi World Union, since 2009.
  • Member, Court of Honour, Maccabi World Union, since 2009.
  • Member, Maccabi World Union Executive, since 2001.
  • Chair, Grievance Tribunal, Maccabiah Games, 2017.
  • President, 1998-2001.
  • Vice-President, 1996-1998.

Victoria Maccabi

  • Inducted into the Victoria Maccabi Hall of Fame, 2011.
  • President, 1982-1987.
  • President, Maccabi Athletic Club, 1981-1982.

Community

  • Member, Victorian State Committee of JusticeConnect, 2013-2015.
  • President, Victorian Friends of Hebrew University, 1981-1987 and 1992-1994.
  • Member, Australian Academic Selection Board of Golda Meir Fellowships since 1990.
  • As the son of migrants, Tom Danos appreciates what Australia has given him and his family.
  • His mother was a Holocaust survivor and his father suffered in Hungary in 1944.

“We came here in 1950 and this country has given us so much. The community work I have done, and continue to do, is simply my way of repaying.

“The hardest part has been keeping a secret for so long” he said.


Judy Feiglin

Judith FEIGLIN, Caulfield VIC 3161

For service to the Jewish community.

Mitzvah Day Australia

  • Founder, 2010.
  • Chair, 2010-2017.
  • Volunteer, 2010-2019.

Kehilat Nitzan Synagogue

  • President, 2006-2009.
  • Board Member, 2002-2011.
  • Former Gabbai.
  • Choir Founder and Member, current.
  • Founder, Women’s Group.
  • Educator, Conversion Program, 2008-2016.

Other Service

  • Volunteer Guide, Jewish Museum of Australia, 30 years.
  • Volunteer Driver, South Port Day Links, since 2016.
  • Former Volunteer, Jewish National Fund.
  • Former Volunteer, Kosher Meals on Wheels.

National Council of Jewish Women

Senior Citizen’s Day Care Centre Caulfield

  • Coordinator, 1989-1991.
  • Assistant, 1982-1988.

Awards and recognition includes:

  • Recipient, Menorah Award, B’nai B’rith, 2014.

Judy Feiglin said: “From an early age I have always been involved in voluntary work. This was a core value in my parents’ home.

My earliest volunteering was Blue Box collecting with my beloved father. Later delivering meals on wheels with a baby in the back seat; co-ordinating senior citizens group for NCJW;  involvement in the early development of Kehilat Nitzan, Melbourne’s only Conservative Synagogue becoming its first female president; volunteer driving to appointments.
The achievement I am most proud of is Mitzvah Day. I heard about Mitzvah Day in the U.K. and was invited to bring it back to Australia. I had no idea that it would flourish to become a national program bringing together people of all backgrounds regardless of ability, age or belief in doing something for the benefit of the community, whether reducing hardship, bringing some joy, or improving the environment.
I was overwhelmed to receive the award. It is recognition that from a small idea much can be achieved. I started up a grassroots organisation together with a wonderful team. 10 years on Mitzvah Day involves thousands of people around Australia. I am proud of what I, together with the team, achieved and I am most proud that I managed to pass on my passion and leadership to the younger generation to carry forward.
I will celebrate with a simple gathering of family and friends at the home of my inspiration, my 99-year-old mother, who only retired from her community work at the age of 97.

Judith Ferber

Judith FERBER, Carrara QLD 4211For service to the performing arts.

Gold Coast Eisteddfod

  • General Manager, since 2000.
  • Founder, 1982, as part of the Gold Coast’s first-ever Festival, Tropicarnival.

The Arts Centre Gold Coast

  • Former Board Member, seven years.

Awards and recognition includes:

  • Recipient, Key to the City, City of Gold Coast, 2011.

Judith Ferber commented: “I have been on the Gold Coast for 55 years but I was born in Melbourne. Thrilled to have contributed to the Arts Community and have headed the Gold Coast Eisteddfod as it approaches its 39th year. The competition attracts around 66 thousand competitors and is staged from late July to mid-September every day. I am deeply honoured and proud having already received The Key to the City of Gold Coast.”


Dr Hazel Fern GOLDBERG, NSW

Dr Hazel Goldberg

For service to respiratory medicine.

NSW Health

South Eastern Sydney Local Health District

  • Visiting Medical Officer, Prince of Wales Hospital, since 1992.
  • Visiting Medical Officer, St George Hospital, since 1986.
  • Visiting Medical Officer, Sydney/Sydney Eye Hospital, since 2009.

South Eastern Sydney Tuberculosis Advisory Group

  • Inaugural Chair, 1994.
  • Member, current.

Sydney Local Health District

  • Visiting Medical Officer, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, since 1986.
  • Member, Sydney Local Health District Tuberculosis Advisory Committee.

Other NSW Health

  • Member, Tuberculosis Advisory Committee of New South Wales, 1992-2003.
  • Member, NSW Expert Panel on Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis, since 1998.

National Health and Medical Research Council

  • Participant and contributor, Tuberculosis Research Symposia, NHMRC Centre of Research Excellence in Tuberculosis Control.
  • Member, NHMRC Working Party on Tuberculosis, 1992-1994.

Professional

  • Respiratory Physician, since 1986.
  • Fellow, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, current.

·       Member, Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand, current.

·       Member, Australian Respiratory Council, current.

·       Member, European Respiratory Society, current.

·       Member, The Union (International Union against Tuberculosis and Lung Diseases), current.

Research

  • Co-author, several medical research publications on respiratory disease and tuberculosis.
  • Current Chair, Expert Clinical Panel for Multidrug-resistant Tuberculosis prevention study in Vietnam.
  • Current Co-Investigator, new Tuberculosis prevention regimens in Sydney.
Dr Hazel Goldberg told J-Wire: “The fact that I became a Dr, is thanks to my parents who stressed education and caring for people. It is my passion which motivated me, and I chose a field with a broad spectrum of patients. An interest got me into TB (tuberculosis) and the more you put into it, the more you get out. As a result, I have dealt with various public issues and social issues with patients from all walks of life. I also credit my career to a fantastic network of nurses.
I thought that I would accept this award on behalf of all the people whose shoulders I have stood on. It is my aim to help raise awareness of respiratory issues as well as tuberculosis. Tuberculosis is still a major issue and concern in other parts of the world.
My grandparents migrated to and from different countries to get us here. Australia has been generous and good to me, as a Jew and as an Australian. It is an honour and I will give back to that.”

Peter Charles KAHN, Clovelly NSW 2031

Peter Kahn

For service to community history.

Sydney Tramway Museum

      • Public Relations Officer, current.
      • Historian, current.
      • Volunteer, since 1960.
      • Member, since 1958.

Sutherland Shire Citizens’ Heritage Festival

      • Treasurer, current.
      • Committee Member, since early-1990s.

Other History

      • President, Randwick and District Historical Society, current.
      • Member, Sydney Bus Museum, 45 years.

Friends of the Royal National Park

      • Committee Member, current.
      • Member, Visitor Amenities Sub-Committee, current.

Ronald ROSENBERG, Belfield NSW 2191

For service to veterans, and to the community.

Ron Rosenberg

Naval Association of Australia

      • Vice-President, New South Wales Branch, since 2002.
      • Trustee, current.
      • Former Secretary.
      • Former Member, Management Committee, White Ensign Magazine.
      • Member, since 1992.

Naval Health Services Sub-Section, Naval Association of Australia

      • Vice-President, since 2017.
      • President, 2000-2016.
      • Secretary, 2007-2017.
      • Treasurer, 2007-2008.
      • Committee Member, 1992-1998.
      • Foundation Member, Royal Australian Navy Sickbaymen’s Association (now the Naval Health Services Sub-Section), 1979.

Community

      • Former Volunteer Driver for disadvantaged and elderly people to attend appointments.
      • Assistant Manager, New South Wales Baseball Team, 1984-1988.
      • Committee Member, Canterbury-Bankstown Baseball Club, 1982-1988.
      • President, Belmore Soccer Club, 1978-1986 and Life Member, 1988.
      • Awards and recognition include:

National President’s Commendation and Diploma of Merit, Naval Association of Australia, 2006.


Brian Stephen ROSENGARTEN, Brighton East VIC 3187

For service to community health.

Myeloma Foundation of Australia

      • President, since 2008.
      • Vice-President, 1998-2008.
      • Board Member, since 1998.
      • Co-Founder.

Glen Eira-McKinnon Bowls Club

      • President, 10 years.
      • Board Member, since 2006.
      • Greens Director.
      • Former Selection Panel Member.
      • Honorary Life Membership.

Awards and recognition includes:

      • Menorah Award, B’nai B’rith Victoria.
      • Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Club of Camberwell.

Brian Rosengarten said that “you don’t do the work for acknowledgement, you do it because you see that something needs to be done… and so you go and do it. But, it’s nice to be acknowledged, that what you’ve done has been worthwhile”.


Bob Selinger

For service to the community, and to education.

Rotary Club of Chatswood Sunrise

      • Treasurer, 2015-2019.
      • President, 2001-2002, 2011-2012, 2012-2013.
      • Secretary, 2009-2013.
      • Director, 1998-2019.
      • Involved with the GroTrees Project, Hippo Roller and Milch Cows programs.
      • Member, Rotary International, since 1998.

New South Wales Department of Education

      • Casual Teacher, since 2005.
      • Principal, Chatswood High, 2000.
      • Deputy Principal, Chatswood High School, 1998, 2001-2004 and Head Teacher, 1985-2004.
      • Head Teacher, Drummoyne Boys High School, 1983-1984.
      • Head Teacher, Ashfield Boys High School, 1977-1982.
      • Social Education Materials Project, 1975-1976.
      • Head Teacher, St Marys High School, 1974.
      • Classroom Teacher, 1967-1973.

Bob Selinger commented: It’s a recognition of all the things I enjoy doing. I am a bit taken aback as I don’t think I have done anything other than enjoy myself in Rotary and teaching.”


Sam Michal SHARMAN, Toorak VIC 3142

Sam Sharman

For service to the Jewish community of Melbourne.

Temple Beth Israel

      • Trustee, Temple Beth Israel Foundation, current.
        Patron, Pesach Appeal, 2000.
        President, 2010-2012.
        Member, Board of Governance, 2008-2015.
        Member, Education Committee, 2008-2015.

Member, since 1984.

Other

      • Trustee, Progressive Jewish Cultural Fund, since 2014.
        Deputy Chair, The King David School Foundation.
        Member, Alfred Foundation Committee, Alfred Hospital.
        Society Member, Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research.
        Board Member, Camp Quality, 2 years.
        Research Ethics Committee and Donation Committee, Cabrini Foundation.

Sam Sharman admits to mixed feelings about receiving her Award. She says there are plenty of other people who deserve one and she is just one of many.

“I don’t feel I am someone special. To quote the old cliché, you get back what you put in” she told J-Wire.

“I am fortunate to be in a position when I can give my time and expertise to help others. I believe we owe it to the wider community, to use our skills for the greater good” she said.

Looking back at over 30 years of community service, she says she used her skills as a teacher and social worker to benefit as many people as she could. She remembers the days when Russian immigrants arrived in Melbourne and how she worked with others to help them settle.

“I firmly believe that education is the key.  I work now with outstanding people at Camp Quality.

“We should all reach out to help others where we can. It is so rewarding she said.


Adira Yael WERDIGER, Caulfield North VIC 3161

Adira Werdiger

For service to the Jewish community of Victoria.

Jewish Care (formerly Montefiore Homes for the Aged and Jewish Community Services)

      • Volunteer, since 1990.
      • Involved with the fundraising for, and refurbishment of, the on-site beauty salon, 2006.
      • Volunteer organiser and driver of residents to monthly afternoon gatherings, ongoing.

Melbourne Jewish Charity Fund

      • Organiser, kosher communal freezer supporting families in crisis, since approx 2001.

Yeshivah-Beth Rivkah Colleges

      • President/Vice-President, Parents Association, 1994-2011; Member, current;
      • Manager, School Uniform Shop, 1996-2007.

Shifra Inc – Science with Halachic Infertility Authority

      • Chief Coordinator, Mashgichot teams (trained volunteers that supervise various fertility procedures), 2013-2018.
      • Involved with fundraising activities, ongoing.

Other

      • Member, American Women’s Auxiliary, Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, 12 years.

Adira Werdiger told J-Wire: “I am really, really humbled … Australia is a beautiful country, I feel very lucky. I don’t know if I am as deserving as others, but I am very excited about receiving it.”

Adira was born in America but is an Australian citizen and feels very lucky.


If we have made omissions, please email us the details at [email protected]

Report prepared by Roz Tarszisz, Elana Bowman, Hila Tsor and Henry Benjamin

The Neighbourhood At La Boite Presents Stories Without Borders – scenestr

In times of ever-increasing states of diversity and the world progressing somewhat towards globalisation, it comes at the perfect time that ‘The Neighbourhood’, a brand-new play about intimate storytelling which transports the audience across borders within the walls of La Boite, should be ready to share some of the stories of the people who make up the diversified culture of our communities.


With so many different themes of journeys, experience, and a sense of community, for Co-Creator Aleea Monsour and Composer Matt Hsu, the ultimate take away they hope for, for people attending ‘The Neighbourhood’, is a sense of humanity. “Experiences are different,” Matt begins. “We go through different things, speak different languages, have different upbringings and values, but we experience it through the lens of being human, and we all relate through that.”


“I hope also there’s an element of some kind of inspiration that the audience can take in terms of their own neighbourhood and their own communities,” Aleea adds, “both in learning from the experiences shared by the incredible storytellers we have on board for this project as well as the performance itself.”


For Aleea, the inspiration for cultivating ‘The Neighbourhood’ was a combination of social observation and personal experience. “I think from what Todd MacDonald, the Artistic Director at La Boite, has talked about, wanting to programme this work comes from a place of the importance of it in our current society and community.”


The insertion of this work into the performing arts is, Matt and Aleea agree, not only extremely relevant for the cultural diversity it presents but its bearing to current social discussions. “This also took inspiration from the work ‘The Village’, which I’m proud to have been a part of,” Aleea continues.


“We’ll keep making these works until we don’t need to anymore.”


‘The Neighbourhood’ collaborates different journeys from different individuals, with the members of cast involved having of course made their own journeys to eventually come together at a point of collaboration. The experiences of the cast and crew in their own lives have, Matt and Aleea say, married together in some ways to become this semi-fictional story.

“The content in the show will be not necessarily word-for-word verbatim, but it is based on real experience.”



“The way we then engage with that is of course artistic, but there’s not necessarily acting out of things that haven’t happened. The content in our show is real, but there may be music as a way of sharing that to the story, bringing it to life.”



“Each member has a diverse performative skill set,” Matt says, “and we use that to support each other. One of us uses movement or dance, while another expresses that story to sound, environmental music.”



For Matt, a multi-instrumentalist composing the soundtrack to be diversified in keeping with the scope of ‘The Neighbourhood’, his points of influence are incredibly varied and also stem from personal experience.

“When I was younger, I was ashamed of being Asian,” he says. “I took on some of that as internalised racism, and only through listening to world music and the cool creative stuff that comes out of Asia, Africa, etcetera, I started to realise all cultures bring a unique sensibility through their music.”


“I wanted to recreate the feeling that it’s cool to be not just Australian, but Australian plus something else. I use these instruments to create this analogy that if cultures come together it can be a beautiful thing.”

‘The Neighbourhood’ plays La Boite Theatre from 8-29 February.

We need to turn our research eyes toward home much more often – The Australian

Australia Day is a day to celebrate who we are and what makes our country great.

It is also a day to acknowledge our history.

For Australians to successfully navigate our future we must better understand our past.

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We need fewer people telling us what to think. Instead we need more knowledge and information to help us understand our past for ourselves. Knowledge of our history will help us break the cycle of Australia Day antagonism.

Reconciliation will not come from ignorance. For all Australians to move forward together we must understand who we are, where we have come from and the events that have shaped us.

This will create increased pride in our Australian indigenous history, better knowledge of our British heritage and a greater understanding of the success of our multicultural endeavour. It will help bind us rather than break us.

A successful nation should celebrate, develop and critique its ­society, history and culture, and understand its geography, music, arts, literature and politics. We should be proud that our taxes are funding cutting-edge research in this pursuit.

However, as Education Minister, I have become increasingly concerned that our research is preferencing the foreign at the expense of the Australian. In some cases I worry Australian taxpayers are funding research projects into exotic international topics at the expense of studies into our country and our people. This is in part driven by the method for ranking our universities.

One of the key ways universities receive global recognition is from the quality and quantity of academic papers published in ­respected international journals.

This incentivises Australian academics to study topics with a global flavour likely to appeal to an international editor. As a result, ­ inquiry into uniquely Australian topics suffers.

When Australia as a field of ­research is viewed as a second-class topic it makes the subject less attractive to talented academics, which in turn means there are fewer teachers, students and universities interested in the field. It’s a downward spiral.

Between 2011 and 2020, just 3 per cent of grants under our primary competitive grant scheme — the Australian Research Council’s Discovery Grants — were in the areas of Australian society, history or culture.

If we don’t take an interest in understanding Australia we can’t expect the rest of the world to. For example, Australian indigenous history, like the extraordinary aquaculture that occurred at Budj Bim, has not been given the full ­attention it so richly deserves and the fathers of our Constitution, who helped bring us together as a nation, continue to slip from our national consciousness.

The Australian taxpayer is providing record funding over the next four years for academic ­research through the ARC. This research is high-quality and innovative but we must ensure we continue to mould it for the benefit of the Australian community.

It is why on Monday I am announcing the government is backing the importance of research into Australian society, history and culture by setting aside $12m in ARC grant money exclusively for this purpose.

This will fund about 40 projects in the range of $20,000 to $100,000 each year for up to three years.

Applications for grants open next month with funding starting from October.

Grants will still be decided through a competitive peer-reviewed process in accordance with international best practice.

This Special Research Initiative will encourage academics to pursue research into Australian society, history, culture, literature, art, music, politics and geography.

It will cover all aspects, from our ancient Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander beginnings to modern-day Australia, covering community, institutions, urban, regional and rural history and ­cultures.

We don’t fund research to serve the interests of individual academics, we fund research to generate new knowledge that serves our country.

It will reward academics with an interest in Australia, and incentivise more inquiry into the topic.

We all will benefit from more research, more diversity of views, more debate and more new knowledge about Australia.

I want to strengthen the connection between what happens at our universities and the communities that support them.

Our government is working with the sector to protect academic freedom, guarantee freedom of speech and freedom from foreign interference on campus.

We are working to promote our academic research and to explain its benefits to Australians.

From discussions with the relevant faculties, I expect this initiative will fall on fertile ground at our universities.

Teaching Australian students to know more about our society, history and culture should be a priority for all Australian universities.

Dan Tehan is the federal Minister for Education.

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Cessnock welcomes 39 new citizens and honours 20 individuals and groups at Australia Day ceremony – Cessnock Advertiser

New citizens, achievers young and old, and the people who make our community a better place to live were celebrated at Cessnock’s Australia Day ceremony on Sunday.

Thirty-nine new Australian citizens were inducted at the ceremony at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre, and 20 individuals and community groups were recognised with Australia Day awards.

Hunter Hands of Hope president Melissa Gontier was named citizen of the year for her dedication to helping Cessnock’s homeless and vulnerable people.

Ms Gontier and her mother Julie Hall founded Hunter Hands of Hope in December 2018. What started out as a food drive in the TAFE grounds has grown to an outreach service that serves up to 49 people a night, four nights a week, and connects people in need to appropriate services.

Ms Gontier wasn’t able to attend the ceremony as she was unwell.

Cessnock mayor Bob Pynsent said Ms Gontier has made a huge contribution to the community through her work with Hunter Hands of Hope, which recently moved to new premises at Cessnock Tennis Courts.

“This organisation helps those who need it most in our community, homeless and vulnerable people,” he said.

“It’s her compassion, caring and selflessness that we recognise.

“Our community is truly better off because of Melissa.”

Senior citizen of the year Ted Jackson, with Australia Day ambassador Damien Leith and Cessnock mayor Bob Pynsent at the 2020 Australia Day ceremony at Cessnock Performing Arts Centre. Picture: Krystal Sellars

Ted Jackson was named Senior Citizen of the Year for his work to advocate for better support for the aged in our community.

In his role as Northern Coalfields Community Care Association CEO, Mr Jackson worked tirelessly to convert the former Cessnock PCYC into a centre of excellence to provide better support facilities for aged people. The centre opened in 2019.

A lifelong Cessnock resident, Mr Jackson was also involved in the establishment of Cessnock District Health Benefits Fund.

Young citizen of the year Chelsea Webb, with Australia Day ambassador Damien Leith.

The award for young citizen of the year went to Mount View High School student Chelsea Webb for her leadership in various youth initiatives.

Ms Webb is president of Mount View High School’s Leos Club (a youth division of Lions Clubs International), a member of the school’s Beyond Bullying project, and also took part in a two-day consultation with the Secretary of the Department of Education to discuss how schooling could be improved for all students.

Another inspirational young woman, Trinity Woodhouse, received the Maree Callaghan Award for a young female achiever.

Ms Woodhouse, 16, was recognised for her achievements as a singer-songwriter and her contributions as a leader and role model for local young people.

Fresh from performing nine days straight at the Tamworth Country Music Festival, Ms Woodhouse performed an original song called Don’t You Know, and joined MC Tara Naysmith and Australia Day ambassador Damien Leith for a stirring rendition of I Am Australian to close the awards ceremony (see the video in the post below).

Young people also accounted for the majority of the community award winners, including a number of recipients from Cessnock and Mount View High School.

Adam Robinson, Olivia Chapman, Kyle Gosper, Shane Rodger-Wilson, Bethany Dwyer, Vincent Plater, Rose Lucas and Chloe Steel were recognised for their efforts in various youth-related pursuits, with mental health and anti-bullying initiatives among them.

Mums and Bubs Pokolbin ambassadors Amy Butler and Amy Roberts, and outgoing ambassador Rachel Threadgate, also received community awards for their dedication to providing a support network for local parents and carers of babies and young children. The group holds monthly picnics and donates items to a different local charity each month.

The Branxton Community Hall Committee won the environment award for efforts to reduce its carbon footprint, which have included installing solar panels and LED lighting at the hall.

COMBINED EFFORT: Cheryle Shoesmith and Lexie Matthews, from Coalfields Local History Association, with Sharon Dyson-Smith and Lesley Morris, from Towns With Heart, who collected the community event of the year award for the Lost Diggers of Weston and Field of Honour project. Picture: Krystal Sellars

The community event of the year award was presented to Coalfields Local History Association and Towns With Heart for the Lost Diggers of Weston exhibition and Field of Honour, which was held over the Anzac Day long weekend.

The Lost Diggers exhibition was held at the Kurri Kurri Anglican Church hall and included portraits of more than 60 World War I soldiers on display for the first time, after the glass plate negatives were retrieved from under a house in Weston some years before.

The Field of Honour was held at Kurri Kurri cemetery in conjunction, with Australian flags placed on hundreds of soldiers’ graves. Both events will return on the Anzac Day weekend this year, and the Lost Diggers will also be shown at Kurri Kurri Library on February 18 during the Cessnock City Seniors Festival.

The ceremony also included the presentation of the Marthaville Arts and Cultural Award, which was received by Geoff Travis for sharing his musical talent at local retirement homes.

Cr Pynsent said it was a privilege to be part of the awards and congratulate all recipients.

“Our city is full of amazing contributors, who are community-minded and make a significant contribution to our local government area,” he said.

“Each winner is extremely deserving of a recognition and I extend another special thanks to each of them for all that they do.”

Cr Pynsent gave a special mention to the firefighters who have protected our city during this summer’s horror bushfire season.

“Their bravery and spirit in this trying time was incredible to witness,” he said.

2020 Australia Day in Wauchope at the Showground – Wauchope Gazette

Crowds flocked to Wauchope Showground for Australia Day 2020 in bright sunshine.

Wauchope Rotary put on the traditional Aussie breakfast barbecue which was a roaring success. There was free face painting and children’s games, live music from the very talented acoustic guitarist and singer Nikki Rudge, a community singalong from Sing Australia, food stalls, a coffee van, large vintage cars, classic clipper buses and a fabulous truck and machinery display.

The Hastings District Pipe Band headed the official parade of Lyne MP Dr David Gillespie, Mayor Peta Pinson, Deputy Mayor Cr Lisa Intemann, councillors Peter Alley, Sharon Griffiths, Lee Dixon and Justin Levido, Australia Day ambassador Justin Herald, Wauchope High School captains Chad McGovern and Ellie McKittrick and MC Neville Parsons.

The Port Macquarie-Hastings Council Australia Day award nominees were announced. Each year, our region celebrates our local heroes through the awards and they included the Rotary Club of Wauchope for community group of the year, Greg Cavanagh from Wauchope for senior citizen of the year, Dianne Davison from Wauchope for Environmental Citizen of the Year and Ian Fenton from Wauchope for Citizen of the Year.

Mayor Peta Pinson said Australia Day was a time of reflection and gratitude to live in a country as wonderful as ours. The mayor paid tribute to the great community spirit in Wauchope and to our firefighting heroes.

“Australia Day offers the chance to celebrate our diverse stories, the values we share and our history. We have become one of the most successful multicultural nations in the world,” said the mayor.

“When people choose to call Australia home, they help enrich our society. Multiculturalism is part of our identity.”

Federal member for Lyne Dr David Gillespie told the crowd that Australia day is very special and he acknowledged the Birpai people as traditional custodians of the land for 40,000 years or more.

“They did a good job and we can learn a lot from them. Our culture is a melting pot of many cultures. We have a liberal plural democracy. We have a unique blend of nation,” he said.

Dr Gillespie spoke about the devastating bushfires of 2019 to 2020 and the ongoing drought and paid tribute to Rural Fire Service volunteers,

“The Australian nation is forever grateful for them, and for many other volunteering groups – the SES, the surf lifesavers, trauma rescue, all the service clubs, Rotary, Lions. Where would we be without our volunteer organisations?”

The Australia Day ambassador Justin Herald told the audience how he created a clothing brand called Attitude that became an international licensing success that turned over $20 million a year. He also paid tribute to all the firefighters in Australia.

“It is part of our culture to get beside each other and help each other,” he said.

School captains Chad McGovern and Ellie McKittrick gave the Australia Day address.

“Today we celebrate Australia day but we mourn the mistakes toward Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people. We respect their culture which is over 65,000 years old and we acknowledge the hardships they have suffered and we must continue to respect their culture.

“It’s a day to reflect on what makes us similar, the common values that bind us as Australians. We should not forget our history, but use it as a guide on our journey into the future,” they said.

Deputy Mayor Cr Lisa Intemann said that something missing in the ceremony was the notion that we have a lot to learn from our history. She said there are wrongs that need to be righted. She said some people refer to January 26 as Invasion Day.

“I love the idea that we truly use this day to bring us together,” added that land management is a major issue.

After the citizenship ceremony came the singing of the Australian National Anthem led by a band and singer from the Australian Defence Force, some of whom are helping BlazeAid build fences for local people affected by the bushfires. They were given a warm welcome by the Wauchope crowd.

Then came the cutting of the traditional Australia Day cake made from lamingtons by Wauchope Rotary, and then everyone had a chance to mingle and catch up with old friends.

The COMPLETE Australia Day Honours list: Record number of women recognised at award ceremony – Daily Mail


The COMPLETE Australia Day Honours list: Record number of women are recognised while service to the community is the big winner

  • There were 837 people recognised at the 2020 Australia Day Awards Ceremony
  • Women won 41.6 per cent of awards, the highest percentage for women ever
  • The Community category was the highest ranking section followed by medicine

A record number of women have been recognised in the 2020 Australia Day Awards, with nearly half of the awards acknowledging service to the community.

There were 837 people commended at Saturday night’s ceremony in Canberra, with 348 honours (41.6 per cent) going to women, which was the highest percentage ever.

Nearly 45 per cent of awards honoured outstanding service or achievement in the community (375), with Medicine (63) and The Arts (62) also highly regarded.

The oldest award recipient is 97, while the youngest is 19 years old, with Order of Australia Honours including five Companions of the Order (AC), 59 Officers of the Order (AO), 224 Members of the Order (AM), and 549 Medals (OAM).

Dr James Muecke was crowned the 2020 Australian of the Year for his work with preventing blindness and its links with type two diabetes.

2020 Australian of the Year winner Dr James Muecke poses with his trophy at the National Arboretum in Canberra

COMPANION OF THE ORDER IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Her Excellency the Honourable Margaret Joan BEAZLEY AO QC, Sydney NSW 2000: For eminent service to the people of New South Wales, particularly through leadership roles in the judiciary, and as a mentor of young women lawyers.

Professor Margaret Elaine GARDNER AO, Parkville VIC 3052: For eminent service to tertiary education through leadership and innovation in teaching and learning, research and financial sustainability.

The Honourable Chief Justice Catherine Ena HOLMES, QLD: For eminent service to the judiciary, notably to criminal, administrative, and mental health law, and to the community of Queensland.

Professor Bruce Gregory ROBINSON AM, Kirribilli NSW 2061: For eminent service to medical research, and to national healthcare, through policy development and reform, and to tertiary education.

Professor Anthony William THOMAS, North Adelaide SA 5006: For eminent service to scientific education and research, particularly in the field of nuclear and particle physics, through academic leadership roles.

OFFICER OF THE ORDER IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Ms Ilana Rachel ATLAS, NSW: For distinguished service to the financial and manufacturing sectors, to education, and to the arts.

The Honourable Edward Norman BAILLIEU, Hawthorn VIC 3122: For distinguished service to the people and Parliament of Victoria, particularly as Premier, and to international engagement.

Professor Larissa BEHRENDT, Sydney NSW 2000: For distinguished service to Indigenous education and research, to the law, and to the visual and performing arts.

Distinguished Professor Genevieve BELL, ACT: For distinguished service to education, particularly to the social sciences and cultural anthropology.

Dr John Michael BENNETT AM, NSW: For distinguished service to the law through prolific authorship of biographies of eminent members of the legal profession.

Emeritus Professor John BLOOMFIELD AM, Crawley WA 6009: For distinguished service to higher education in the field of sports science, and to professional sporting organisations.

Ms Sarah BRADLEY, Bardon QLD 4065: For distinguished service to the law, and to the judiciary, to women in the legal profession, and to the community.

Professor Shaun Patrick BRENNECKE, Parkville VIC 3052: For distinguished service to medical education and research in the fields of obstetrics and gynaecology, and to professional societies.

Professor Rachelle BUCHBINDER, Malvern VIC 3144: For distinguished service to medical education in the fields of epidemiology and rheumatology, and to professional associations.

Professor Robert Graham CUMMING, Centennial Park NSW 2021: For distinguished service to medical education and research, particularly to ageing and age-related diseases.

Mr Charles Roderick CURWEN CVO OBE, Tylden VIC 3444: For distinguished service to the Crown, and to public administration in Victoria, to medical research, and to Australia-China business relations.

Professor John Kinley DEWAR, Whittlesea VIC 3757: For distinguished service to education through leadership roles in the universities sector, and to professional organisations.

Mr Ian Ross DONGES, Cowra NSW 2794: For distinguished service to primary industry, and to the community of rural New South Wales.

Mr Ronald Patrick DULLARD, Swan View WA 6056: For distinguished service to education in Western Australia, to local government, and to the community.

Mr Peter Adalbert FRITZ AM, Chippendale NSW 2008: For distinguished service to business, particularly to information technology and communications, and to public policy.

Mr Graham Burton GOLDSMITH, Hawthorn VIC 3122: For distinguished service to the community through philanthropic foundations, to education, and to the banking and employment sectors.

Mr Robert Malcolm GOOT AM SC, Double Bay NSW 2028: For distinguished service to the Jewish community through executive roles with educational, cultural and social welfare bodies.

Mr James GORMAN: For distinguished service to the finance and banking sectors through executive roles at the national and international level.

Dr Donald Morrison GRANT AM RFD, Bathurst NSW 2795: For distinguished service to surveying, particularly through the establishment of a combined public sector mapping agency.

Ms Gillian Margaret GROOM, Sandy Bay TAS 7005: For distinguished service to the community through healthcare, medical research, and social welfare organisations, and to the law.

Emeritus Professor Jules Mitchell GUSS, Darling Point NSW 2027: For distinguished service to education and scientific research in the field of molecular bioscience, and to professional organisations.

Ms Jane Caroline HANSEN, Toorak VIC 3142: For distinguished service to the community, to education and cultural institutions, and through philanthropic support for charitable foundations.

Fromer Australian cricketer Ian Healy was honoured for his service to the cricket community and broadcast media

Mr Ian Andrew HEALY, South Brisbane QLD 4101: For distinguished service to cricket at the national and international level as a player, to the broadcast media, and to the community.

Professor Hal Christopher HILL, Aranda ACT 2614: For distinguished service to education in the field of economic policy development, and to Australia-Indonesia relations.

Commissioner Darren Leigh HINE APM, TAS: For distinguished service to law enforcement as Commissioner of Police in Tasmania, and to the community.

Mr Peter John HOOD, WA: For distinguished service to business and commerce at the state, national and international level, and to the resources sector.

Ms Julie KANTOR, South Yarra VIC 3141: For distinguished service to the community through philanthropy, to Indigenous governance initiatives, and to the visual and performing arts.

Mr Samuel LIPSKI AM, Southbank VIC 3006: For distinguished service to the community through the promotion of strategic philanthropy, to education, and to Australia-Israel relations.

Dr Linley Margaret MARTIN, Northcote VIC 3070: For distinguished service to education, particularly to student equity, educational standards and academic administration.

Mr Kevin MCCANN AM, Mosman NSW 2088: For distinguished service to business, to corporate governance, and as an advocate for gender equity.

Professor Peter Joseph MCCLUSKEY, Homebush NSW 2140: For distinguished service to ophthalmology, and to medical education, to eye health organisations, and to the community.

Ms Jacqui Elizabeth MCGILL, Underdale SA 5032: For distinguished service to the minerals and mining sector, and to gender equity and workplace diversity.

Professor Peter MCINTYRE, Atarmon NSW 2064: For distinguished service to medicine, and to medical education, to child and adolescent health, and to professional bodies.

Major General David John MCLACHLAN AO (Mil) (Retd), Beaumaris VIC 3193: For distinguished service to veterans and their families through roles with social welfare and commemoration organisations.

Ms Fiona Margaret MCLEOD SC, Fitzroy VIC 3065: For distinguished service to the law, and to the legal profession, at the national and international level, and to women lawyers.

Mr Campbell Kevin NEWMAN, QLD: For distinguished service to the people and Parliament of Queensland, particularly as Premier, and to local government.

The Honourable Barry Robert O’FARRELL, Turramurra NSW 2074: For distinguished service to the people and Parliament of New South Wales, particularly as Premier, and to the community.

Professor John (Michael) Holroyd PERMEZEL, Deepdene VIC 3103: For distinguished service to medicine, and to medical education, in the fields of obstetrics and gynaecology, and to professional colleges.

Professor John Reginald PIGGOTT, Bellevue Hill NSW 2023: For distinguished service to education, to population ageing research, and to public finance policy development.

Mr Michael John RICE, Oatley NSW 2223: For distinguished service to business and economics, particularly to the actuarial profession, and through advisory roles.

Professor Alison Joan RITTER, Vaucluse NSW 2030: For distinguished service to education, to drug and alcohol research and social policy, and to professional medical societies.

Professor Roy Michael ROBINS-BROWNE, Templestowe VIC 3106: For distinguished service to medical education and research in the field of microbiology and immunology, and to professional groups.

Professor Matthew Roy SANDERS, St Lucia QLD 4067: For distinguished service to education and research in clinical psychology, and to child, parent and family wellbeing.

Professor Robert (John) SIMES, East Lindfield NSW 2070: For distinguished service to education, and to medicine, in the field of cancer research and clinical trials.

Emeritus Professor Raymond Louis SPECHT, St Lucia QLD 4067: For distinguished service to science, and to education, in the fields of botany, plant ecology and conservation.

Emeritus Professor Raymond Specht, 95, pictured outside his home in Brisbane. Professor Specht was honoured for his career studying ecosystems

Laureate Professor Geoffrey Wayne STEVENS, Parkville VIC 3010: For distinguished service to education, to chemical engineering and environmental remediation, and as a mentor.

Mr Ian Duncan STEWART APM, QLD: For distinguished service to law enforcement as Commissioner of Police in Queensland, and to the community.

Dr Enrico TAGLIETTI, Manuka ACT 2603: For distinguished service to architecture, particularly in the Australian Capital Territory, to education, and to professional organisations.

Ms Anne Lorraine TRIMMER, Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011: For distinguished service to the law, and to the legal profession, to healthcare standards and policy, and to education.

Mr Keith Lionel URBAN, USA: For distinguished service to the performing arts as a singer and songwriter, and to charitable organisations.

The Honourable Amanda Eloise VANSTONE, North Adelaide SA 5006: For distinguished service to the Parliament of Australia, to the people of South Australia, and to the community.

Dr Brian Harrison WALKER, Aranda ACT 2614: For distinguished service to science, particularly to ecosystem ecology and research, and to professional scientific bodies.

Professor Rachel Lindsey WEBSTER, Clifton Hill VIC 3068: For distinguished service to education in the field of astrophysics, to astronomical research, and to young women scientists.

Mrs Gwen WETZIG, Wishart QLD 4122: For distinguished service to the international community of the Democratic Republic of Congo through medical support, teaching and training programs.

Dr Neil Robert WETZIG, Wishart QLD 4122: For distinguished service to the international community of the Democratic Republic of Congo through medical support, teaching and training programs.

Mr George Bernard WRIGHT, Richmond VIC 3121: For distinguished service to parliament and politics as National Secretary of the Australian Labor Party, and to business.

Professor Jeffrey David ZAJAC, Heidelberg VIC 3084: For distinguished service to medical research and education, particularly in the field of endocrinology, and to professional societies.

MEMBER OF THE ORDER IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Mr John Arthur ABBOTT, Gladstone QLD 4680: For significant service to education, and to the resources sector.

Professor Mohamad ABDALLA, Magill SA 5072: For significant service to education in the field of Islamic studies.

Mr Anthony ABRAHAMS, Bellevue Hill NSW 2023: For significant service to Australia-France relations, and to the law.

Ms Rosemary Therese Langford ADDIS, Balaclava VIC 3183: For significant service to social innovation and impact investment, and to the law.

Mr Robert Harold ANNELLS PSM, TAS: For significant service to the tourism and hospitality sector, and to public administration.

Ms Bettina Mary ARNDT, Woollahra NSW 2025: For significant service to the community as a social commentator, and to gender equity through advocacy for men.

Dr Anne Marie ASTIN PSM, Endeavour Hills VIC 3802: For significant service to the dairy industry, and to food safety regulations.

Mr John Charles BATTEN, Launceston TAS 7250: For significant service to orthopaedic medicine, and to professional bodies.

Mr Kenneth Peter BAXTER, Sydney NSW 2000: For significant service to public administration, and to agricultural reform.

Professor Emerita Joan Errington BEAUMONT, Brunswick West VIC 3055: For significant service to education, particularly to the study of war history.

Emeritus Professor Warren Arthur BEBBINGTON, The Basin VIC 3154: For significant service to education, particularly to the study of music.

Ms Faye Lorraine BERRYMAN, Fitzroy North VIC 3068: For significant service to education, to literacy, and to the community.

Mr John David BEVINS, McMahons Point NSW 2060: For significant service to community health and social welfare organisations.

Dr Geoffrey Neville BOUGHTON, Kingsley WA 6026: For significant service to engineering, and to professional bodies.

Emeritus Professor Thomas (John) BOULTON, Carrington NSW 2294: For significant service to medical education, and to paediatric medicine.

Dr Stephen James BOURKE, Croydon NSW 2132: For significant service to the international community of Jordan through archaeological projects.

Dr Frank Patrick BRENNAN, Kogarah NSW 2217: For significant service to palliative medicine, and to medical education.

Dr David Stewart BRIGGS, Tamworth NSW 2340: For significant service to community health management, and to education.

Emeritus Professor Richard Laurence BROOME, Malvern East VIC 3145: For significant service to education in the field of history, and to historical groups.

Mr Bruce Richard BROWN, Broome WA 6725: For significant service to the pearling industry, and to marine research.

Mr Lyndon Mayfield BROWN, Mosman Park WA 6012: For significant service to the pearling industry, and to marine research.

The Honourable Dr Meredith Anne BURGMANN, Glebe NSW 2037: For significant service to the people and Parliament of New South Wales.

Ms Elaine Cafferty CARBINES, Grovedale VIC 3216: For significant service to conservation and the environment.

Mr Garry Raymond CASEY, Woodroffe NT 0830: For significant service to the community through emergency response organisations.

Professor Anthony E CASSIMATIS, St Lucia QLD 4072: For significant service to education, to the law, and to the community.

Mrs Melanie Grace CHAMPION DE CRESPIGNY, Gilberton SA 5081: For significant service to youth through charitable organisations.

Ms Annabelle CHAPLAIN, QLD: For significant service to business through a range of executive roles.

Professor Pierre Henri CHAPUIS, Waverton NSW 2060: For significant service to medical education, and to colorectal surgery.

Ms Lisa CHUNG, Double Bay NSW 2028: For significant service to the community through charitable and cultural organisations.

Dr Christopher John CLEMENTS, Mount Eliza VIC 3930: For significant service to international public health through immunisation programs.

Dr Stephen Vincent COLES, Mount Martha VIC 3934: For significant service to veterinary science, and to professional bodies.

Dr John Paxton COLLINS, Toorak VIC 3142: For significant service to medicine, particularly to breast cancer treatment.

Dr Joseph James COLLINS, Oatley NSW 2223: For significant service to the community through charitable initiatives.

Mr Shane Owen COLQUHOUN, Perth WA 6000: For significant service to performing and cultural arts administration.

Ms Deborah Anne CONWAY, VIC: For significant service to the performing arts as a singer, songwriter and producer.

Mrs Glenise Maxine COULTHARD, Port Augusta SA 5700: For significant service to Aboriginal health in South Australia, and to emergency response organisations.

Ms Jane Selby COVERNTON, Adelaide SA 5000: For significant service to the literary arts as a publisher of children’s books.

Ms Marita Louise COWIE, Bardon QLD 4065: For significant service to community health in rural and remote areas.

Ms Catherine (Emily) COX, Red Hill QLD 4059: For significant service to the performing arts through choral music.

Dr The Honourable Mary Catherine CRAWFORD, Brisbane QLD 4000: For significant service to women, and to the people and Parliament of Australia.

Ms Judith Margaret CROSS, Lockleys SA 5032: For significant service to community health through social welfare organisations.

Emeritus Professor Brendan CROTTY, VIC: For significant service to health education, and to the community.

Ms Dyan Elizabeth CURRIE, Camp Hill QLD 4152: For significant service to town planning and strategic urban development.

Dr Geoffrey Michael CURRIE, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650: For significant service to nuclear medicine and medical radiation science.

Mr David Edmund CURTAIN QC, Toorak VIC 3142: For significant service to the law, and to professional legal organisations.

Mr Henry Gibson DAN, Mooroobool QLD 4870: For significant service to music, and to the Indigenous community.

Mrs Sara Megan DAVID, Bull Creek WA 6149: For significant service to international humanitarian health programs.

Ms Sarah Kate DAVIES, Brighton VIC 3186: For significant service to the community through a range of executive roles.

Professor Karen Patricia DAY, VIC: For significant service to science education, and to global public health.

Professor Richard DE DEAR, Annandale NSW 2038: For significant service to education, particularly the design of the built environment.

Mr Damian John DE MARCO, Wallaroo NSW 2618: For significant service to the community as a child safety advocate.

Dr Leoni Marilyn DEGENHARDT, Gerroa NSW 2534: For significant service to education through the independent schools sector.

Ms Maria DIMOPOULOS, Altona VIC 3018: For significant service to women, to cultural diversity, and to the prevention of domestic violence.

Mr Carl John DOWD, Toorak VIC 3142: For significant service to the community through philanthropic endeavours.

Mr Justin Joseph DOWD, Glenhaven NSW 2156: For significant service to family law, and to professional associations.

Mrs Wendy DOWD, Toorak VIC 3142: For significant service to the community through philanthropic endeavours.

The Reverend Ann Bryson DRUMMOND, Docklands VIC 3008: For significant service to the Uniting Church in Australia, and to women.

Dr Gillian Mary DUCHESNE, Hawthorn VIC 3122: For significant service to radiation oncology medicine, and to professional medical organisations.

Ms Juli DUGDALE Elwood VIC 3184: For significant service to young women through leadership development organisations.

Dr Robert John EDGAR, East Melbourne VIC 3002: For significant service to the banking and finance sectors, and to medical research organisations.

Professor Harriet EDQUIST, Melbourne VIC 3001: For significant service to architectural history and design, and to higher education.

Dr Paul Elias ELIADIS, South Brisbane QLD 4101: For significant service to medicine as a clinical haematologist, and to charitable initiatives.

Mr Allan ENGLISH, St Lucia QLD 4067: For significant service to the community through philanthropic endeavours.

Ms Lynette Gwenyth ENGLISH, Findon SA 5023: For significant service to mental health and consumer support organisations.

Mr Wesley James ENOCH, Dunwich QLD 4183: For significant service to the performing arts as an Indigenous director and playwright.

Mr Terence Charles EVANS, SA: For significant service to higher education, to health organisations, and to the law.

Dr Graham John FAICHNEY, Mosman NSW 2088: For significant service to science in the fields of animal nutrition and physiology.

Dr Ian James FAIRNIE, Bull Creek WA 6149: For significant service to the community, and to veterinary and agricultural organisations.

Mr Andrew Charles FARRISS, Barraba NSW 2347: For significant service to the performing arts as a musician, composer and producer.

Ms Mary FEATHERSTON, Ivanhoe VIC 3079: For significant service to the arts, particularly to interior and industrial design.

Mr Paul James FIELD, NSW: For significant service to the arts, particularly to children’s entertainment, and as a supporter of charitable endeavours.

Emeritus Professor John Joseph FITZGERALD, Carlton North VIC 3054: For significant service to higher education, particularly in the field of Chinese studies.

Mrs Diane Mildred FLEMING, Prahran VIC 3181: For significant service to Australia-Africa relations, and to education.

Mr Peter Charles FLINN, Dunkeld VIC 3294: For significant service to agricultural research through the promotion of near-infrared spectroscopy.

Mr John Clement FORDHAM OAM, Woollahra NSW 1350: For significant service to the community through philanthropic support for a range of foundations.

Mr George Cameron FOX, QLD: For significant service to the law, to professional legal organisations, and to the community.

Professor Raelene FRANCES, Aranda ACT 2614: For significant service to history studies as a teacher, researcher and author.

Ms Christine FRANKS, Greenwich NSW 2065: For significant service to the community through social welfare initiatives.

Dr Erica FRYDENBERG, VIC: For significant service to psychology as a researcher, educator and adviser.

Mr Kim GILLIS, Moruya NSW 2537: For significant service to public administration, and to defence projects.

Emeritus Professor Jeffrey Denys GOLDSWORTHY, VIC: For significant service to education, particularly to legal history and philosophy.

Ms Rachel Ann GRIFFITHS, NSW: For significant service to the performing arts as an actor.

Ms Johanna Leigh GRIGGS, Collaroy NSW 2097: For significant service to community health, to television, and to sport.

Mr Matthew Thomas GROUNDS, NSW: For significant service to the financial investment sector, and to the community.

Dr Sanghamitra GUHA, Norwood SA 5067: For significant service to medicine, and to medical education.

Emeritus Professor Anthony John GUTTMANN, VIC: For significant service to the mathematical sciences, and to education.

Mr Allan Thomas HAGGARTY, Griffith NSW 2680: For significant service to the community through a range of roles.

The Honourable Hartley Roland HANSEN QC, Toorak VIC 3142: For significant service to the law, and to professional associations.

Mrs Dallas Elspeth HAYDEN, QLD: For significant service to the Australian community.

Dr Janice Leona HILLS, NT: For significant service to veterinary science, and to the community.

Dr Vedella May HINCKLEY, Cedar Creek QLD 4520: For significant service to medicine as a plastic and reconstructive surgeon.

Ms Bella HIRSHORN, Toorak VIC 3142: For significant service to the Jewish community, and to women.

Mrs Trina Coral HOCKLEY, Worongary QLD 4213: For significant service to the community, and to business.

Mr Grant Donald HUNT, Isle of Capri QLD 4217: For significant service to the tourism and hospitality sectors.

Mrs Jennifer Ruth HURLEY, Fullarton SA 5063: For significant service to the community through charitable organisations.

Mr Geoffrey Ian HUSTON, Red Hill ACT 2603: For significant service to science, and through pioneering roles with the internet.

Dr Alison Scott INGLIS, Parkville VIC 3052: For significant service to education, and to the museum and galleries sector.

Ms Catherine Mary INGLIS, NSW: For significant service to the building and construction industry.

Dr Robyn Rae IREDALE, Scotland Island NSW 2105: For significant service to people with an intellectual disability, and to education.

Mr David Harley JACOBS, Newport NSW 2106: For significant service to Australia-Japan relations, and to business.

Dr Miles Gareth JAKEMAN, Deakin ACT 2600: For significant service to business, to national security, and to the community.

Dr Gael JENNINGS, Northcote VIC 3070: For significant service to science, and to the broadcast media.

Ms Alana Therese JOHNSON, Benalla VIC 3672: For significant service to women through leadership and advisory roles.

Professor Margaret Anne JOLLY, Hackett ACT 2602: For significant service to education, particularly to gender and Pacific studies.

Rabbi Zalman KASTEL, St Ives NSW 2075: For significant service to interfaith and intercultural understanding and acceptance.

Mr Barry Leonard KELLY, Coorparoo QLD 4151: For significant service to the mining and minerals sectors, and to business.

World number one tennis player Ash Barty was crowned the 2020 Young Australian of the Year 

The Honourable Charles (Rod)erick KEMP, VIC: For significant service to the Parliament of Australia, and to the people of Victoria.

Mrs Rae Merlyn KINGSBURY, Castlemaine VIC 3450: For significant service to the international community of Timor Leste.

Mrs Christine Elizabeth KIRBY, Abbotsford NSW 2046: For significant service to the community, and to women.

Professor Martin Evald KRYGIER University of New South Wales NSW 2052: For significant service to legal education, and to professional associations.

Mr Murray Wayne LAMPARD APM, Gwelup WA 6018: For significant service to the community of Western Australia.

Mr Douglas LAWRENCE OAM, West Brunswick VIC 3055: For significant service to the performing arts, particularly to chamber choirs.

Ms Helen Louise LEAKE, SA: For significant service to film, and to professional organisations.

Dr David Ronald LEECE PSM RFD ED, Beecroft NSW 2119: For significant service to the environment, and to defence and security studies.

Dr Michael Kwok LEUNG, Malvern VIC 3144: For significant service to medicine, and to the international community.

Mrs Rose LEW, Toorak VIC 3142: For significant service to the community, and to philanthropy.

Mrs Dorothy Hazel LIPMANN, Richmond VIC 3121: For significant service to the elderly, and to the visual arts.

Mrs Susan Mary LOGIE-SMITH, Armadale VIC 3143: For significant service to the decorative and fine arts.

Mr Eric William LUMSDEN PSM, Wannanup WA 6210: For significant service to public administration, and to planning.

Mr Kenneth Duncan MACDONALD, Indooroopilly QLD 4068: For significant service to the law, and to the legal profession.

Ms Jenni MACK, NSW: For significant service to business through consumer advocacy roles. 

Dr Robert David MACPHERSON, Brisbane QLD 4001: For significant service to the visual arts.

Ms Robin (Bobbi) MAHLAB, Birchgrove NSW 2041: For significant service to women, to publishing, and to philanthropy.

Ms Keelen Marie MAILMAN, Augathella QLD 4477: For significant service to the Indigenous community of Queensland.

Mr Michael Kevin MALOUF, Wandana Heights VIC 3216: For significant service to local government, and to the community of Victoria.

Professor Lenore Hilda MANDERSON, Prahran VIC 3181: For significant service to education, particularly medical anthropology, and to public health.

Mr Duncan Antony MARSHALL, Chapman ACT 2611: For significant service to heritage conservation.

Ms Julie Marie MASON, Point Cook VIC 3030: For significant service to the community, and to education.

Ms Janet Patricia MATTON, Melbourne VIC 3004: For significant service to the information technology and health sectors.

Ms Rachael Zoa MAZA, Sunshine VIC 3020: For significant service to the performing arts as an artistic director.

Ms Kathryn Anne MCCLYMONT, Paddington NSW 2021: For significant service to the print media, and to investigative journalism.

Ms Vicki Gayle MCDONALD, QLD: For significant service to librarianship, and to professional associations.

Ms Catherine (Ludo) MCFERRAN, Bermagui NSW 2546: For significant service to women and children, and to social justice.

Mr Graham Robert MCKENZIE-SMITH, Mount Pleasant WA 6153: For significant service to military history preservation, and to forestry.

Dr Helen Diana MCLEAN, Kingswood SA 5062: For significant service to dentistry, and to professional associations.

Dr Suzanne Bridget MCNICOL QC, Melbourne VIC 3000: For significant service to the law, and to the legal profession.

Mr Paul Joseph MERCURIO, Tyabb VIC 3913: For significant service to the performing arts, particularly to dance.

Mrs Janine Louise MIDDLETON, Mosman NSW 2088: For significant service to the LGBTIQ community, and to marriage equality.

Mr Timothy David MINCHIN, Coogee NSW 2034: For significant service to the performing arts, and to the community.

Ms Heather Lee MITCHELL, Surry Hills NSW 2010: For significant service to the performing arts, and to the community.

Professor Marjory Lucy MOODIE, Eaglemont VIC 3084: For significant service to education, particularly to health economics.

Ms Cathi MOORE, Narrabundah ACT 2604: For significant service to young women, and to the community.

The Reverend Canon Dr John Laurence MORGAN, Moe VIC 3825: For significant service to education, and to the Anglican Church of Australia.

Mr John Patrick MULLEN, NSW: For significant service to business, and to the community.

Ms Patricia Anne MURRAY, Mount Claremont WA 6010: For significant service to the community through family social welfare associations.

Dr Anthony Leigh MYLIUS, Northam WA 6401: For significant service to community health, and to cardiology.

Professor Marea NICHOLSON, Glenhaven NSW 2156: For significant service to education, and to professional standards.

Ms Melissa NOONAN, Doncaster East VIC 3109: For significant service to people with a disability.

Professor Pauline Margaret NUGENT, East Melbourne VIC 3002: For significant service to education, and to nursing.

Emeritus Professor John Frederick O’CALLAGHAN, Yarralumla ACT 2600: For significant service to information technology, and to education.

Ms Caroline O’CONNOR, Noosaville QLD 4566: For significant service to the performing arts, particularly to musical theatre.

Ms Patricia Maria O’DONNELL, Fitzroy VIC 3065: For significant service to the community through a range of roles.

Dr John William ORCHARD, Coogee NSW 2034: For significant service to sports medicine, particularly to cricket.

Mr William Patrick O’SHEA, Melbourne VIC 3004: For significant service to the legal profession, and to the community.

Mr Peter John OVERTON, Willoughby NSW 2068: For significant service to the broadcast media, and to the community.

Mr David Philip PARATZ, Paddington QLD 4064: For significant service to the Jewish community of Queensland, and to the law.

Ms Colleen Georgette PEARCE, North Fitzroy VIC 3068: For significant service to the community through public advocacy roles.

Dr Peter Andreas PEDERSEN, Campbell ACT 2612: For significant service to military history as an author and researcher.

Mr Robert Maxwell PENFOLD, Los Angeles California USA: For significant service to the broadcast media, and to journalism.

Lieutenant Colonel Barry PETERSEN MC (Retd), QLD: For significant service to the international community of Thailand.

Ms Sabine Cornelia PHILLIPS, Port Melbourne VIC 3207: For significant service to aged welfare, and to the legal profession.

Mr Peter James PLUMMER, QLD: For significant service to higher education, to health research, and to public administration.

Professor Laura POOLE-WARREN, Coogee NSW 2034: For significant service to education, and to biomedical engineering.

Emeritus Professor Sharman Ellen PRETTY, Wahroonga NSW 2076: For significant service to music education, and to the performing arts.

Professor Steven Russell RAINE, Middle Ridge QLD 4350: For significant service to soil science and agriculture, and to education.

Mr Daniel Leo REARDON, TAS: For significant service to the community of Tasmania through social welfare and charitable organisations.

Ms Jennifer Mary RICHTER, Glenunga SA 5064: For significant service to medical administration, and to community health.

Emeritus Professor Staniforth RICKETSON, Carlton North VIC 3054: For significant service to legal education, and to intellectual property law.

Dr Peter William RIDDLES, QLD: For significant service to science, to biotechnology, and to innovation.

The Honourable Fredrick RIEBELING, Dudley Park WA 6210: For significant service to the people and Parliament of Western Australia.

Mr Gary Phillip ROBERTS, Dalkeith WA 6009: For significant service to the broadcast media, particularly to radio.

Mr David Michael ROSS, East Side NT 0870: For significant service to the Indigenous community of Central Australia.

Ms Violet ROUMELIOTIS, Carlton NSW 2218: For significant service to the community, particularly to refugee support.

Dr Walter John RUSSELL, SA: For significant service to medicine in the field of anaesthesia, and to medical health standards.

Dr Sabar RUSTOMJEE, Malvern East VIC 3145: For significant service to psychotherapy, and to community health.

Dr John Dominic SANTAMARIA, Heidelberg VIC 3084: For significant service to intensive care medicine.

Ms Janine SARGEANT, Balmain NSW 2041: For significant service to medical administration through a range of roles.

Ms Marion Albertje SAVILLE, Carlton North VIC 3054: For significant service to women’s health through cervical screening initiatives.

Mr George SAVVIDES, Mount Martha VIC 3934: For significant service to the community, to charitable groups, and to business.

Mr Michael James SCOTT, West Pymble NSW 2073: For significant service to urban development, and to the community.

Ms Robyn Margaret SEXTON, Northbridge NSW 2063: For significant service to the law, and to the judiciary.

Dr Errol Vernon SEYMOUR, Gooseberry Hill WA 6076: For significant service to the oil and gas industry, and to engineering.

Emeritus Professor Cindy SHANNON, QLD: For significant service to Indigenous health, and to medical education.

Professor Robert Keith SHEPHERD, Ascot Vale VIC 3032: For significant service to biomedical research, and to education.

Mr Vianney SHIEL, Templestowe VIC 3106: For significant service to electronic engineering, and to education.

Mr John A SIMPSON, Euroa VIC 3666: For significant service to people who are blind or have low vision.

Ms Christine Lois SIMPSON STOKES, WA: For significant service to the community through cultural organisations.

Mr Keith Nichol SLATER, Greenmount WA 6056: For significant service to cricket, Australian rules football, and baseball, in Western Australia.

Dr Judith Beryl SMART, Richmond VIC 3121: For significant service to education, to social research, and to women.

Mr Damien John SMITH, Deepdene VIC 3103: For significant service to business through a range of roles.

Mrs Georgina Jane SOMERSET, Durong QLD 4610: For significant service to primary industry, to women, and to the community.

Ms Carol (Carlotta) SPENCER, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217: For significant service to the performing arts, and to the LGBTIQ community.

Ms Claire Elena SPENCER, St Kilda West VIC 3182: For significant service to arts administration, and to the community.

Mr Jeremy Mark SPINAK, NSW: For significant service to the Jewish community, to multicultural relations, and to interfaith dialogue.

Ms Julie Anne STEINER, NSW: For significant service to business through a range of roles.

Emeritus Professor Vivian Bruce SUNDERLAND, Claremont WA 6010: For significant service to education, particularly to pharmacy.

Dr Robert Jeffrey SWARD, Malvern VIC 3144: For significant service to primary industry, to gene technology, and to the Jewish community.

Professor Acram Momolook TAJI, Saint Lucia QLD 4067: For significant service to education, particularly to horticultural science and plant biotechnology.

Dr Peter George THORNE, Albert Park VIC 3206: For significant service to computer science education, and to history.

Mr Robert Murray TORRANCE, Rossmoyne WA 6148: For significant service to the building and construction industry.

Mr Vincent TREMAINE, Henley Beach SA 5022: For significant service to shipping infrastructure and freight transport.

Dr Mathew Ansel TRINCA TALALIN, ACT: For significant service to the museums and galleries sector.

Professor Kenneth Thomas TROTMAN, Oatley NSW 2223: For significant service to education, particularly to accounting.

Mr Daniel Philip TUCKER, WA: For significant service to mining, and to the Indigenous community.

Mr Michael Robert TYACK, Rozelle NSW 2039: For significant service to the performing arts as a musical director.

Mr Richard Ashton WARNER, TAS: For significant service to agricultural research and development.

Professor Lea Elizabeth WATERS-SCHOLES, Parkville VIC 3010: For significant service to education, and to psychology.

Emeritus Professor Roderick Tucker WELLS, Flagstaff Hill SA 5159: For significant service to education, and to the biological sciences._x000D_

Dr Ann Felicity WESTMORE, Kew VIC 3101: For significant service to medical history, and to science communication.

Emeritus Professor Edward Thomas WHITE, Indooroopilly QLD 4068: For significant service to higher education, particularly to chemical engineering.

Ms Tracey WHITING, SA: For significant service to the museums and galleries sector.

Mrs Georgina Dulcie WILLIAMS, Preston VIC 3072: For significant service to the Indigenous community through advocacy roles.

Mr John Denis WITHERIFF, Varsity Lakes QLD 4227: For significant service to business, and to the community of the Gold Coast.

Dr Dedee Daryl WOODSIDE, Umina Beach NSW 2257: For significant service to animal conservation, and to zoological organisations.

Dr Graeme Leonard WORBOYS, Gilmore ACT 2905: For significant service to conservation and the environment, and to the community.

Mr Heathcote McMichael WRIGHT QC, Flinders VIC 3929: For significant service to the law, and to the performing arts.

Dr Desiree Swei-Lien YAP, East Melbourne VIC 3002: For significant service to women’s health, and to medicine.

Professor Justin John YERBURY, Wollongong NSW 2500: For significant service to education and research in the field of biological sciences.

Mr John Zerunge YOUNG, Kew VIC 3101: For significant service to the visual arts, and as a role model.

MEDAL OF THE ORDER IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

Mr Robert John ABBOT, Sunshine Coast QLD 4560: For service to local government, and to the communities of Noosa and the Sunshine Coast.

Mrs Sandra Gai ACKERS, NSW: For service to the community through charitable initiatives.

Mr Kenneth Bruce ADAMS, Bowral NSW 2576: For service to the community of the Southern Highlands, and to the plumbing industry.

Mr Lindsay Mark ADAMS, Bunya QLD 4055: For service to the professional speaking industry.

Ms Joanna Geraldine AGIUS, SA: For service to people who are deaf or hard of hearing, and to the Indigenous community.

Dr Qazi Ashfaq AHMAD, Bonnyrigg NSW 2177: For service to the Muslim community, and to interfaith relations.

Ms Julie Christine AINSWORTH, Maryville NSW 2293: For service to the community of Newcastle.

Mr Daryl James AKERS, Melton South VIC 3338: For service to conservation and the environment.

Mrs Margaret Alice ALDOUS, Benalla VIC 3672: For service to nursing.

Mrs Alison Moorna ALEXANDER, Karana Downs QLD 4306: For service to the tourism and hospitality industry.

Mrs Diana Joy ALEXANDER, Lockhart NSW 2656: For service to education, and to the community of Lockhart.

Mr Geoffrey Robert ALEXANDER, Shepparton VIC 3630: For service to the community of Shepparton.

Mr Brian Leslie ALLEN, Rosebud VIC 3939: For service to education in developing countries, and to the community.

Mrs Ronda May ALTERATOR, Warriewood NSW 2102: For service to netball.

Mrs Julie Michelle ANDERSON, Berwick VIC 3806: For service to veterans and their families.

Mrs Robyn McDonald ANDERSON, VIC: For service to children through hospital charitable organisations.

Mrs Rebecca ANDREWS, South Maroota NSW: For service to the community of West Papua, and to equestrian organisations.

Mr Phillip Nicholas ANTIPPA, Albert Park VIC 3206: For service to thoracic surgery, and to music.

Mrs Lorna APELT, Dalby QLD 4405: For service to aged welfare.

Mr Joseph (Yossi) ARON, Caulfield VIC 3161: For service to the Jewish community of Victoria.

Mr Charles Albert ARONSON, Bellevue Hill NSW 2023: For service to the Jewish community of New South Wales.

Mr Antonio ARRIGO, Bunyip VIC 3815: For service to the community of Bunyip.

Mrs Julie Ann ARTHUR, Maryborough QLD 4650: For service to local government, and to the community of the Fraser Coast.

Mr Robert Barry AUSTON, NSW: For service to veterans through a range of organisations.

Ms Patricia Joyce BAILEY, Cairns QLD 4870: For service to the community of Cairns, and to rugby league.

Mrs Rosanna BAINI, Mernda VIC 3754: For service to the Lebanese community of Victoria.

Mr Glenn McGregor BAKER, Alfred Cove WA 6154: For service to children through charitable organisations.

Mr Jason Paul BAKER, Curl Curl NSW 2096: For service to rowing.

Mrs Dianne BALL, Raymond Terrace NSW 2324: For service to the Indigenous community of the Hunter.

Mr Laurie Ernest BARBER, Port Macquarie NSW 2444: For service to the community of Port Macquarie.

Mr Leonard Robert BARLOW, VIC: For service to veterans and their families.

Ms Eve BARRATT, Mount Gambier SA 5290: For service to the community through social welfare organisations.

Mr Richard Joseph BARRY, Narrabri NSW 2390: For service to veterans and their families, and to the community of Narrabri.

Mr Patrick Joseph BARTOLO, Toongabbie NSW 2146: For service to the Maltese community of New South Wales.

Mrs Nancy Dawn BATES, Maryborough QLD 4650: For service to the community of Maryborough.

Mr Joel BECKER, Fairfield VIC 3078: For service to literary organisations.

Ms Lisa Ann BEEHAG, Sylvania NSW 2224: For service to netball.

Mr Lindsay Gregory BEER, Caulfield VIC 3162: For service to the community through a range of organisations.

Mr Neville Dickson BELL, Ascot QLD 4007: For service to horse racing, and to the community of Caboolture.

Mr Richard Palmer BENNETT, Alonnah TAS 7150: For service to photography.

Mr Albert BENSIMON, Malvern SA 5061: For service to business, and to the community.

Mrs Suzanne BERGERSEN, Sussex Inlet NSW 2540: For service to swimming.

Mr Harry Herman BETTER, Caulfield North VIC 3161: For service to the Jewish community of Victoria.

Mr Russell (John) BEYNON, Bairnsdale VIC 3875: For service to the community of Bairnsdale.

Ms Jocelyn BIGNOLD, Footscray VIC 3011: For service to the community through social welfare organisations.

Mr Richard Beresford BIGNOLD, Gymea NSW 2227: For service to surf lifesaving.

Mr William Hugh BISCOE, Angaston SA 5353: For service to the community of the Barossa.

Mrs Helen Margaret BLACK, Pullenvale QLD 4069: For service to the community of Pittsworth.

Mr Lawrence Peter BLACK, Pullenvale QLD 4069: For service to primary industry, and to the community.

The Reverend Margaret Jane BLAIR, Healesville VIC 3777: For service to the Uniting Church in Australia.

Mr Simon Leigh BLOOMER, Boronia VIC 3155: For service to veterans and their families.

Mr Brian Stuart BLYTHE, Portsea VIC 3944: For service to business, and to the community.

Mrs Rosalind BODLEY, Brighton VIC 3186: For service to the community through a range of organisations.

Mr David Kevin BOOTH, Kincumber NSW 2251: For service to the community of Gosford.

Mr Mark P S BOURCHIER, Adelaide SA 5000: For service to the community of South Australia.

Dr Michael John BOWDEN, Rapid Creek NT 0810: For service to the Indigenous community of the Northern Territory.

Mr Wayne Morris BOWDEN, East Keilor VIC 3033: For service to music, particularly through brass bands.

Mrs Lillian Ruth BOWEN, QLD: For service to the Indigenous community of Cape York.

Mr Peter William BOYES, Ashmore QLD 4214: For service to the community of Queensland.

Mr Connell Francis BRANNELLY, Moulden NT 0830: For service to the community of Darwin.

Mrs Coralie Elizabeth BRANNELLY, Moulden NT 0830: For service to the community of Darwin.

Mrs Eulalie Perry BREWSTER, Inverloch VIC 3996: For service to the community of Inverloch.

Mr Jonathan Ashley BRIGGS, VIC: For service to community history.

Rear Admiral Peter Douglas BRIGGS AO CSC (Retd), Mornington VIC 3931: For service to the preservation, commemoration and promotion of Australian naval heritage.

Mr Darryl Gregory BROHMAN, Cronulla NSW 2230: For service to rugby league.

Mr Aubrey Gordon BROOKS, Tanilba Bay NSW 2319: For service to the community of Newcastle.

Dr Catherine Janet BROWN, Fairfield VIC 3078: For service to the community through charitable organisations.

Ms Noeline Mabel BROWN, Mount Murray NSW 2577: For service to the performing arts as an actor and entertainer.

Mr Raymond BROWN, Bulli NSW 2516: For service to conservation and the environment.

Mrs Thelma June BRYAN, Westcourt QLD 4870: For service to youth, and to swimming.

Mr Joseph Francis BUHAGIAR, Yass NSW 2582: For service to the community of the Southern Highlands.

Mr Robert Charles BULLEY, Balwyn North VIC 3103: For service to the community through charitable organisations.

Mrs Judy Charlotte BURKE, Daw Park SA 5041: For service to community health.

Ms Patricia L BURKE, Brighton VIC 3186: For service to the community through charitable organisations.

Mrs Robyne Margaret BURRIDGE, Coconut Grove NT 0810: For service to people with a disability.

Mrs Maree Rosalie BYRNE, Bowral NSW 2576: For service to the community of the Southern Highlands.

Mrs Georgina BYROM, Taringa QLD 4068: For service to the Anglican Church of Australia, and to education.

Mr Kenneth James CALLANDER, Randwick NSW 2031: For service to horse racing as a journalist and presenter.

Dr Donald Graham CAMPBELL, QLD: For service to trauma medicine.

Mr Donald Percival CANT, Somerton Park SA 5044: For service to the community through a range of organisations.

Mrs Karen Elizabeth CAREY, Belrose NSW 2085: For service to secondary education.

Mr Cedric Lyle CARR, Highton VIC 3216: For service to the community of Geelong, and to accountancy.

Mr Geoffrey Marc CARR, Tamarama NSW 2026: For service to rugby league.

Mr Peter James CARTER, Lockleys SA 5032: For service to canoeing.

Mr Mark CARUANA, Marayong NSW 2148: For service to the Maltese community of New South Wales.

Sister Monica Mary CAVANAGH, Waverton NSW 2060: For service to the Catholic Church of Australia.

Mrs Jahna CEDAR, Aveley WA 6069: For service to the Indigenous community of Western Australia.

Mr Umesh CHANDRA, Taigum QLD 4018: For service to the multicultural community of Queensland.

Mr Kenneth Ray CHAPMAN, Cabramatta NSW 2166: For service to the community of Cabramatta.

Mrs Joy CHARLTON, Theresa Park NSW 2570: For service to equestrian sports.

Ms Judith Anne CHARNAUD, Warriewood NSW 2102: For service to conservation and the environment in Timor Leste.

Ms Paulette Dell CHERNY, VIC: For service to the Jewish community of Victoria.

Mr Michael Wan-Man CHOI, Birkdale QLD 4159: For service to the people and Parliament of Queensland.

Ms Tasneem CHOPRA, Moreland VIC 3060: For service to the community through a range of roles.

Dr Ian Melvyn CHUNG, Sans Souci NSW 2219: For service to the law, to medicine, and to the community.

Dr Adele CHYNOWETH, Braddon ACT 2612: For service to public history.

Mr Klaus Vilis CIMDINS, Frankston VIC 3199: For service to veterans and their families.

Ms Sandra Joan CLARK, Broken Hill NSW 2880: For service to Indigenous education, and to the community.

Mr James CLARKE, Jurien Bay WA 6516: For service to the community of Jurien Bay.

Ms Pamela Nance CLARKE, Horsham VIC 3400: For service to local government, and to the community of Horsham.

Mrs Robyn Madelon CLAYDON, Hornsby Heights NSW 2077: For service to education, and to the Anglican Church of Australia.

Mr Anthony David CLIFFORD, USA: For service to the Jewish community of Sydney.

Mr Roger Alexander CLIFFORD, Bellevue Hill NSW 2023: For service to the Jewish community of Sydney.

Ms Susan Gaye CLUTTERBUCK, Boolarra VIC 3870: For service to people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Mr Andrew James COAD, Como WA 6152: For service to the community through a range of roles.

Mr Leif Robert COCKS, Willagee WA 6156: For service to the conservation of endangered animals.

Dr Phillip Seldon COCKS, Waverton NSW 2060: For service to medicine, and to medical associations.

Mr Robert Andrew COFFEY, Warrnambool VIC 3280: For service to the community of Warrnambool.

Rabbi Dr Jeffrey COHEN: Vaucluse NSW 2030: For service to community health, and to interfaith organisations.

Mrs Marlis COHEN, Balwyn North VIC 3104: For service to the Jewish community.

Mr Peter COMBE, Glenside SA 5065: For service to the performing arts, particularly music for children.

Dr Michael Thomas CONNOR, Colac VIC 3250: For service to medicine, and to the community.

Ms Helen Rosemary CONNOR-KENDRAY, Kingston TAS 7050: For service to people with Parkinson’s.

Mr Fred CONWAY, QLD: For service to conservation and the environment.

Mrs Genelle COOK, Annandale NSW 2038: For service to people who are deaf or hard of hearing.

Mrs Dallas Antoinette COOPER, Bellerive TAS 7018: For service to badminton, and to the community.

Mr John Alan COOTES, Belmont NSW 2280: For service to the community, particularly to social welfare organisations.

Ms Elizabeth CORKE, VIC: For service to conservation and the environment.

Mr Anthony John CORR, Beaumaris VIC 3193: For service to cricket.

Mrs Margaret Mary COSSEY, NSW: For service to Indigenous literacy and special-needs education.

Dr Lynne Maree COULSON BARR, Melbourne VIC 3000: For service to community mental health.

Mr Christopher Richard COX, East Gosford NSW 2250: For service to the performing arts, and to the community.

Mr Lindsay Hamilton CRAWFORD, Bairnsdale VIC 3875: For service to the community of Paynesville.

Mr Warren James CREE, Belrose NSW 2085: For service to youth, and to the community.

Mrs Joan Winifred CRIBB, Kenmore Hills QLD 4069: For service to higher education as a botanist, and to the community.

Mrs Julie Margaret CROMER, Randwick NSW 2031: For service to disability support organisations.

Mr Peter CROOK, Kinglake VIC 3763: For service to the community of Kinglake, and to veterans and their families.

Mr William Richard CRUWYS, Fairfield West NSW 2165: For service to veterans and their families.

Mr Simon Charles CUBITT, Winthrop WA 6150: For service to the community of southern Western Australia.

Mr Ashley Alfred CUPITT, Yungaburra QLD 4884: For service to the community of Yungaburra, and to boxing.

Ms Susan Margaret CURE, Bellerive TAS 7018: For service to swimming.

Mrs Krystyna CYRON, Canley Heights NSW 2166: For service to the Polish community of New South Wales.

Mr Robert Philip DANCE, Frankston VIC 3199: For service to waterskiing.

Mr Thomas Frank DANOS, Toorak VIC 3142: For service to the law, and to the community.

Mr Colin Bruce DARTS, Albury NSW 2640: For service to veterans and their families.

Ms Anna Louise DAVEY, Albury NSW 2640: For service to circus performance and physical theatre.

Ms Maude Alice DAVEY, Abbotsford VIC 3067: For service to the performing arts, particularly as an artistic director.

Ms Beth DAVIDSON, Anglesea VIC 3230: For service to local government, and to the community.

Mr Ivo Douglas DAVIES, City Beach WA 6015: For service to the community of the Wheatbelt region of Western Australia.

Mrs Ruth Adelaide DAWS, Burnside SA 5066: For service to netball, and to the community.

Mrs Barbara May DAWSON, Zillmere QLD 4034: For service to veterans and their families. 

Mrs Valerie Josephine DAWSON, Redcliffe QLD 4020: For service to the performing arts as a singer and songwriter.

Mr Gionni DI GRAVIO, Mayfield NSW 2304: For service to community history, particularly as an archivist.

Mr Philip John DICKIE: For service to the print media as a journalist.

Mr Maxwell Gordon DINGLE, Sussex Inlet NSW 2540: For service to the visual arts through curatorial roles.

Mr Barry Robert DOBSON, Inala QLD 4077: For service to athletics.

Ms Jennifer Christine DOUBELL, Toorak VIC 3142: For service to the community through charitable organisations.

Ms Kerrie Anne DOUGHERTY, Wyoming NSW 2250: For service to astronautical history as a curator.

Mrs Annette DOUGLASS, North Parramatta NSW 2151: For service to youth through Scouts.

Mr Peter George DOUKAS, Ashbury NSW 2193: For service to multiculturalism in New South Wales.

Mr John DRING, Ashford SA 5035: For service to the rail transport industry.

Mr Peter James DUNN, Kuraby QLD 4112: For service to community history.

Mr John DYBALL, Vincentia NSW 2540: For service to education.

Mr Carter EDWARDS, Canton Beach NSW 2263: For service to the broadcast media, particularly to radio.

Mr Frederick (Gary) EDWARDS, Camberwell VIC 3124: For service to the community through a range of organisations.

Mrs Kathryn Margaret EDWARDS, Boroondara VIC 3124: For service to the community through a range of organisations.

Mr Robert John EDWARDS, Corrimal NSW 2518: For service to the international community of Fiji.

Dr Zenaida Sicat EDWARDS, Lindfield NSW 2070: For service to the community, and to heritage preservation.

Mr Brian Paul EGAN, Charleville QLD 4470: For service to people in rural areas through social welfare support programs.

Ms Christine Joyce EGAN, SA: For service to the Indigenous community of South Australia.

Mrs Nerida EGAN, Charleville QLD 4470: For service to people in rural areas through social welfare support programs.

Professor Diana EGERTON-WARBURTON, Prahran VIC 3181: For service to emergency medicine.

Ms Faiza EL-HIGZI, Sunnybank Hills QLD 4109: For service to the community through social welfare organisations.

Mr Hassib ELIAS, North Ryde NSW 2113: For service to the Palestinian community of New South Wales.

Clinical Associate Professor Nicholas John EVANS, Glebe NSW 2037: For service to neonatal medicine.

Mr Richard John FARRANT, Shell Cove NSW 2529: For service to golf.

Mrs Judith FEIGLIN, Caulfield VIC 3161: For service to the Jewish community.

Ms Judith FERBER, Carrara QLD 4211: For service to the performing arts.

Mr Mark Leeds FERGUSON, Avalon Beach NSW 2107: For service to veterans and their families.

Ms Marie Ann FICARRA, Cronulla NSW 2230: For service to the people and Parliament of New South Wales.

Ms Carly FINDLAY, Melbourne VIC 3000: For service to people with a disability.

Mr Robert George FLACK, Bendigo VIC 3550: For service to the community of Bendigo, and to finance.

Mrs Louise Anne FLITCROFT PAISLEY, Rosebery NSW 2018: For service to the community through charitable organisations.

Mrs Mary Teresa FOLEY, Margate QLD 4019: For service to the community of Redcliffe.

Ms Kira Joy FONG, Broome WA 6725: For service to the Indigenous community of the Kimberley.

Mr Peter FORD, Mackay QLD 4740: For service to heritage railway organisations.

Mr Peter John FORSTER, Anglesea VIC 3230: For service to conservation and the environment.

Mr Simun FRANJIC, Duffy ACT 2611: For service to the Croatian community of the Australian Capital Territory.

Ms Kerry Lee FRANKLIN, Highett VIC 3190: For service to softball.

Associate Professor Cecily Jane FREEMANTLE, Mansfield VIC 3722: For service to medical research, particularly to population health.

Mr Paul Matthew FREESTONE, Keilor Village VIC 3036: For service to the road transport industry, and to the community.

Ms Colleen Debra FURLANETTO, Euroa VIC 3666: For service to community health.

Ms Glenise GALE, Howrah TAS 7018: For service to swimming.

Dr Vincent Bernard GALLICHIO, Preston VIC 3072: For service to medicine.

Ms Sherryl Maree GARBUTT, Brunswick VIC 3056: For service to the people and Parliament of Victoria.

Mr Stephen Charles GARBUTT, Wyrallah NSW 2480: For service to the community through emergency response organisations.

Dr Murray John GARDE, West End QLD 4101: For service to the Indigenous community of the Northern Territory.

Mr Peter Phillip GASH, Lady Elliott Island QLD: For service to eco-tourism, and to aviation.

Mr Craig Robert GEAR, Redfern NSW 2016: For service to aged welfare and seniors rights.

Mr Dennis James GEE, Terrigal NSW 2260: For service to surf lifesaving.

Ms Linda GEORGE, Melbourne VIC 3000: For service to music education.

Mr Stephen (Mark) GILBERT, North Adelaide SA 5006: For service to engineering, and to the community.

Identical twin sisters Eileen Giles and Patty Powell have received Medals of the Order of Australia for their charity work in Western Australia

Mrs Eileen Mary GILES, Rockingham WA 6168: For service to people who are homeless.

Mrs Annette Massie GILLEN, North Adelaide SA 5006: For service to the community of South Australia.

Mr Reynold William GILSON, Kangaroo Ground VIC 3097: For service to music through brass bands.

Mr Ronald Richard GIVEEN OAM (Mil), NSW: For service to veterans and their families, and to the community.

Dr Hazel Fern GOLDBERG, NSW: For service to respiratory medicine.

Mr John Dale GOLOTTA, VIC: For service to veterans.

Mr Jolyon Bryham GOOD, Sandringham VIC 3191: For service to the community of Sandringham.

Mr William Arthur GOODREM, Surfers Paradise QLD 4217: For service to the communities of the Mornington Peninsula and Southport.

Mr James Kevan GOODWORTH, Hervey Bay QLD 4655: For service to education.

Dr Antony Robert GRAHAM, Darlinghurst NSW 2010: For service to medicine as a vascular surgeon.

Mr Barry Lindsay GRANT, Bangor NSW 2234: For service to veterans and their families.

Mrs Robyn A GRAY, Eureka NSW 2480: For service to community history.

Mr Ian Russell GREEN, VIC: For service to Buddhism, and to interfaith relations.

Ms Kerry Isabelle GREENWOOD, Seddon VIC 3011: For service to literature as a writer.

Mr Richard David GRIFFITHS, Lyneham ACT 2602: For service to the community through social welfare organisations.

Mr Geoffrey Ross GRINTON, Blackburn South VIC 3130: For service to the Uniting Church in Australia.

Mr Rodney Eric GRUMMITT, Mount Martha VIC 3934: For service to youth through Scouts.

Mrs Doreen Patricia GUNN, Seymour VIC 3660: For service to aged welfare.

Mrs Promilla GUPTA, SA: For service to the Indian community, and to multiculturalism.

Mrs Annette Jane GUTERRES, Concord NSW 2137: For service to veterans and their families.

Mr Paul Anthony HACKETT, Artarmon NSW 2064: For service to the community through a range of organisations.

Mr George HALVAGIS, Mentone VIC 3194: For service to the community, particularly to people affected by crime.

Mrs Pamela Mary HAMENCE, Bridgetown WA 6255: For service to the community through emergency response organisations.

Mr Colin HAMLEY, North Balwyn VIC 3104: For service to veterans and their families.

Mrs Denise HANLY, Raceview QLD 4305: For service to the community of Ipswich.

Dr Ian Victor HANSEN, Kew VIC 3101: For service to the community, and to education.

Mrs Vivienne Julie HARKNESS, Hawthorn VIC 3122: For service to community health.

Mrs Pauline Zoe HARRIS, Watsonia VIC 3087: For service to the community.

Mr Donald Leslie HARRISON, Belmont VIC 3216: For service to the community through emergency response organisations.

Mr Michael Anthony HARTUNG, Milsons Point NSW 2061: For service to sport for people with a disability.

Mr John Francis HARVEY, Wandin North VIC 3139: For service to motor sports.

Mrs Nancye Margaret HAWKE, Gerroa NSW 2534: For service to the community of Gerroa.

Ms Rosemary Anne HEHIR, VIC: For service to the community through social welfare organisations.

Mr Peter Turnbull HEMERY, Newport Beach NSW 2106: For service to sailing.

Mrs Elva Margaret HENDERSON, Bongaree QLD 4507: For service to veterans and their families.

Mr Brian Douglas HERN, Walkerville SA 5081: For service to the Uniting Church in Australia.

Mr Terence Robert HETHERINGTON, Nowra NSW 2541: For service to community history.

Associate Professor Ian Donald HEWSON, Kew East VIC 3102: For service to dentistry.

Mr David Colin HICKS, Meadow Springs WA 6210: For service to people with a disability.

Mr Neil Laurence HIRT, West Ulverstone TAS 7315: For service to the community.

Mr Andrew Paul HOBAN, Avoca Beach NSW 2251: For service to surf lifesaving.

Mr Graham William HOBBS, West Beach SA 5024: For service to youth, and to lacrosse.

Mrs Karen Laurel HONES, Bundanoon NSW 2578: For service to the community of Bundanoon.

Mr Erik Norman HORRIE, Erskine Park NSW 2759: For service to rowing.

Mr Garry Robert HOWE, Pakenham VIC 3810: For service to the community of the Cardinia shire.

Mr Kenneth John HOWES, Nambour QLD 4560: For service to youth through Scouts.

Mr Colin Horace HOWLETT, Richmond TAS 7025: For service to local government, and to the community of the Southern Midlands.

Mr Tony HUMPHREY, Cremorne NSW 2090: For service to community health through suicide prevention organisations.

Ms Gillian Ruth HUND, Arthurs Seat VIC 3937: For service to charitable organisations.

Dr Shane Thomas HUNTINGTON, Keilor East VIC 3033: For service to science as a communicator.

Mr Ross HUTCHISON, Penrith NSW 2750: For service to the community.

Mrs Mary Julia HUTTON, Stirling WA 6021: For service to conservation and the environment.

Mr Giuseppe (Joe) IENCO, Mount Compass SA 5210: For service to the community through charitable and multicultural organisations.

Mr William David INCOLL, Monbulk VIC 3793: For service to the environment, and to the community of the Dandenong Ranges.

Dr Geoff Lawrence IRVINE, NSW: For service to the chiropractic profession.

Mrs Elizabeth IRWIN, Mildura VIC 3500: For service to community health.

Mr Noel Stanley JACKLING, Albury NSW 2640: For service to the community history.

Mr Gregory Reginald JACKSON, Lindisfarne TAS 7015: For service to the community of Tasmania.

Dr Wesley Sidney JAME, Berwick VIC 3806: For service to community health.

Mrs Pauline JAMES, Raby NSW 2566: For service to veterans and their families, and to the community.

Ms Sandy JEFFS, Christmas Hills VIC 3775: For service to mental health organisations.

Mr Tommy Anthony JEFFS, Canowindra NSW 2794: For service to the hospitality industry.

Dr Joseph Vaughan JOHNSON CSC AAM RFD ED, Garran ACT 2605: For service to veterans, and to the community.

Mr Vaughan Gregory JOHNSON, Longreach QLD 4730: For service to the people and Parliament of Queensland.

Mrs Caroline JOHNSTON, Toorak VIC 3142: For service to the community.

Mr Peter Charles KAHN, Clovelly NSW 2031: For service to community history.

Major Terry KANELLOS (Retd), Pascoe Vale South VIC 3044: For service to veterans and their families, and to the community.

Mrs Julie KEAMY, WA: For service to the merino wool industry, and to the community.

Mrs Bronwen Jean KEIGHERY, Subiaco WA 6008: For service to conservation and the environment.

Mr Gregory John KEIGHERY, Subiaco WA 6008: For service to conservation and the environment.

Mr Peter KELLY, Antigua QLD 4650: For service to veterans and their families.

Ms Deborah KENNA, Orange NSW 2800: For service to community health.

Ms Mary Elizabeth KENNEALLY, VIC: For service to the performing arts.

Mr David Leslie KERR, Gelorup WA 6230: For service to the community of Bunbury.

Mr Russell Humphrey KERR, Frankston VIC 3199: For service to education.

Mrs Marvelle Frances KERSLAKE, Mitchell QLD 4465: For service to the community of Mitchell.

Mrs Vicki Lorraine KEY, Sunbury VIC 3429: For service to the community, particularly to emergency response personnel.

Mrs Dorothy Ruth KHOO, Wandal QLD 4700: For service to the Chinese community of Rockhampton.

Brigadier Patrick John KIDD (Retd), VIC: For service to sport for people with a disability.

Mr Richard Louis KIDD, Julimar WA 6567: For service to the community of Julimar.

Mr Bruce KIMBERLEY, Berowra NSW 2081: For service to cricket.

Ms Sandra Lorelle KING, Mackenzie QLD 4152: For service to the Indigenous community.

Dr Stephen Jeffries KING, Youngtown TAS 7249: For service to veterinary science.

Ms Margaret KNIGHT, Mount Martha VIC 3934: For service to veterans, and to community commemorations.

Mrs Marie KNIGHT, Coonabarabran NSW 2357: For service to people in rural and remote areas.

Coonabarabran farmer and Australia Day NSW Honours recipient Marie Knight was honoured for her service to people in rural areas

Mrs Kay Frances LANE, The Hill NSW 2300: For service to music, and to education.

Ms Jillian LANGE-MOHR, Leopold VIC 3224: For service to education.

Mrs Rhonda Margaret LANGFORD, Moss Vale NSW 2577: For service to music, and to education.

Dr Thomas William LANGSTON, Ulverstone TAS 7315: For service to music, and to the community.

Ms Diana Betty LAUBE, Tiatukia SA 5607: For service to conservation and the environment.

Dr Robert LAVIS, TAS: For service to the international community through dental programs.

Dr Morris Arthur LEE, Holland Park West QLD 4121: For service to the international community of Bangladesh.

Mr Murray Stuart LENNON, North Wahroonga NSW 2076: For service to the community of St Ives.

Mrs Lilian Selina LEONARD, Pearcedale VIC 3912: For service to community health.

Dr Liang Joo LEOW, NSW: For service to medicine, and to the community.

Mr Christian LHOTKA, QLD: For service to the community of Widgee.

Dr Anthony John LIAN-LLOYD, Quorn SA 5433: For service to medicine, and to the community.

Mr Peter LIEFMAN, Wheelers Hill VIC 3150: For service to veterans and their families.

Dr Sadanand LIMAYE, Walkerville SA 5081: For service to medicine, and to the multicultural community.

Mr James Rodham LINDSAY, Gisborne VIC 3437: For service to the community of the Macedon Ranges.

Mr John LINDSAY, Wonthaggi VIC 3995: For service to the community of Wonthaggi.

Mr Thomas Kelsall LINDSAY, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450: For service to the road transport industry, and to the community.

Mr John Mitchell LITTLE, SA: For service to the community of the Barossa Valley.

Ms Sarah Jane LLOYD, Birralee TAS 7303: For service to conservation and the environment.

Mr John LO PICCOLO, Hillside VIC 3037: For service to the performing arts.

Mr Alan Claude LOCKE, Naremburn NSW 2065: For service to the community through charitable organisations.

Ms Diane Margaret LOPEZ, St Kilda VIC 3182: For service to local government, and to the community of Brighton.

Ms Rafaela LOPEZ, Footscray VIC 3011: For service to the Hispanic community of Victoria.

Ms June Annette LOWE, NSW: For service to the Indigenous community of the Illawarra.

Mr Matthew Alan LUTHER, Gordon ACT 2906: For service to nursing.

Mr John Francis LYNCH, Grange SA 5022: For service to the community through emergency response organisations.

Mr Russell John MAGEE, Malvern East VIC 3145: For service to the museums and galleries sector.

Ms Patrice Rene MAHONEY, Wonthaggi VIC 3995: For service to the Indigenous community of Victoria.

Mrs Diana MAHONY, Oatlands NSW 2117: For service to the community through charitable initiatives.

Mr Richard Treacy MAILEY, Bonnet Bay NSW 2226: For service to the community through emergency response organisations.

Ms Colleen MANDICOS, Wollongong NSW 2500: For service to aged welfare.

Mr Peter MANISCALCO, Hunters Hill NSW 2110: For service to the Italian community of Hunters Hill.

Colin Mann was honoured for his committed work in aged care in Tenterfield, NSW

Mr Colin George MANN, Tenterfield NSW 2372: For service to aged welfare.

Mr Michael MANNINGTON, Bilgola Plateau NSW 2107: For service to the community through a range of organisations.

Mr Nicholas James MARCHESI, Albion QLD 4010: For service to people experiencing homelessness.

Mr Jim Ian MARKOVSKI, Williamstown VIC 3016: For service to youth.

Dr David John MARSHALL, Crafers SA 5152: For service to orthopaedic medicine.

Ms Gail Elizabeth MARSHALL, Point Piper NSW 2027: For service to the community through charitable initiatives.

Mr Edward Leigh MAUGHAN, Cameron Park NSW 2285: For service to rugby league.

Mr Kenneth Barrett MCALLISTER, Wallington VIC 3222: For service to the community through emergency response organisations.

Mrs Helen Susanne MCCAFFREY, Concord NSW 2137: For service to local government, and to the community of Canada Bay.

Mr Roger Wilfrid MCCAULEY, Moonta SA 5558: For service to the Uniting Church in Australia, and to the community.

Mr John Leslie MCCOY, Mitchelton QLD 4053: For service to the broadcast media, and to the community.

Ms Sally Anne MCCUTCHAN, St Kilda VIC 3182: For service to the community through ethical investment organisations.

Mr Peter John MCDERMOTT, TAS: For service to the transport and tourism sectors.

Mr Michael Joseph MCDONALD, Caloundra QLD 4551: For service to surf lifesaving.

Mrs Carolyn Narelle MCDOWALL, VIC: For service to the decorative arts, and to the community.

Ms Anne MCEWEN, Eden Hills SA 5050: For service to the Parliament of Australia, and to the community of South Australia.

Mr Barry Patrick MCFARLANE, Grovedale VIC 3216: For service to cricket.

Ms Dianne Joy MCGRATH, Golden Point VIC 3350: For service to international humanitarian programs, and to the community of Ballarat.

Mr Duncan Alexander MCINNES, Radford QLD 4307: For service to agricultural show societies, to the dairy industry, and to the community.

Mr Kenneth Ray MCINTYRE, NSW: For service to veterans and their families.

Ms Yvonne MCKERROW JENNINGS, Lake Boga VIC 3584: For service to the community of the Swan Hill region.

Dr Jennifer Ann MCMAHON, Newnham TAS 7248: For service to education, and to sport.

Ms Janelle Mary MCMILLAN, Berriedale TAS 7011: For service to the community through charitable fundraising initiatives.

Mrs Bridget Noreen MCNAMARA, Shepparton VIC 3630: For service to the community of Shepparton.

Ms Andrea Joy MCNEIL, Camberwell VIC 3124: For service to swimming.

Mr Peter Charles MCPHEE, Leeton NSW 2705: For service to youth, and to the community.

Mr Leslie Thomas MEIKLEJOHN, Warwick QLD 4370: For service to local government, and to the community of Warwick.

Mr Naim MELHEM, Dandenong VIC 3175: For service to the community through a range of roles.

Pastor Lance Gregory MERGARD, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006: For service to the community through social welfare organisations.

Mr Andrew John (Hank) MIDDLETON, Aberfoyle Park SA 5159: For service to Australian rules football in South Australia.

Dr Sarah Lavinia MIDGLEY, Newtown NSW 2042: For service to the LGBTIQ community.

Mrs Catherine Anne MILGATE, Strathfield NSW 2135: For service to the community through a range of roles.

Mrs Janette May MILLER, New Town TAS 7008: For service to people who are blind or have low vision.

Mr Lawrence Harvey MILLER, Waurn Ponds VIC 3216: For service to the community of Geelong.

Mr John Douglas MILLS, Macksville NSW 2447: For service to the community of Nambucca Heads.

Mrs Evelyn MISSEN, Eynesbury VIC 3338: For service to youth, and to the community.

Ms Susan Jennifer (Jenny) MITCHELL, Newport VIC 3015: For service to refugees, and to the community.

Mr William John MITCHELL, Townsville QLD 4810: For service to the law in Queensland.

Miss Cheryl Lynette MOGGS, Goondiwindi QLD 4390: For service to the Indigenous community of Goondiwindi.

Mr John Stephen MOLNAR, Middle Park VIC 3206: For service to charitable organisations.

Mr Gerald Clive MOORE, Bomaderry NSW 2541: For service to the Indigenous community.

Mr Mark Anthony MORRISON, Kempsey NSW 2440: For service to vocational education, and to the community.

Mrs Monica Hilary MORSE, Bathurst NSW 2795: For service to local government, and to the community of Bathurst.

Mrs Daliah MOSS, Broome WA 6726: For service to international eye health programs, and to professional organisations.

Mrs Heather MOTTERAM, Fullarton SA 5063: For service to the community through a range of roles.

Mrs Elizabeth Macdonald MOURIK, Wooragee VIC 3747: For service to education, and to the community.

Mrs Barbara Janine MULLAN, Norwood SA 5067: For service to the creative arts.

Mr Neil MULLARD, Uraidla SA 5142: For service to the community of Uraidla.

Ms Kate MULVANY, Tempe NSW 2044: For service to the performing arts.

Ms Jodee Paula MUNDY, Thornbury VIC 3071: For service to the performing arts.

Mrs Rosalind Kaye MURREE-ALLEN, Newcastle NSW 2300: For service to the community of Newcastle.

Mr Glenn Elliott MUSKETT, Hillarys WA 6025: For service to aged welfare.

Dr Gunvantrai Premji NAKER, Sylvania NSW 2224: For service to the international community, and to medicine.

Ms Sandra Kimlin NAVALLI, Newcastle NSW 2300: For service to international education.

Mr Cheung Yin NG, Hawthorn VIC 3122: For service to the Chinese community of Victoria.

Mr Phillip Wai-Shing NG, Epping NSW 2121: For service to Chinese language education, and to the community.

Dr Meng Chong NGU, Strathfield NSW 2135: For service to medicine in the fields of gastroenterology and hepatology.

Mr James Ingle NICHOLSON, Glenorchy TAS 7010: For service to the community of Tasmania.

Ms Elizabeth NIELD, Griffith ACT 2603: For service to the performing and visual arts.

Mr Lloyd Alwyn NIELSEN, Mount Molloy QLD 4871: For service to conservation and the environment.

Ms Deborah Mary NILAND, Wollstonecraft NSW 2065: For service to children’s literature.

Ms Maree Therese NUTT, Newport NSW 2106: For service to the international community through poverty eradication organisations.

Ms Catherine Marie-Claire OELRICHS, Coopers Shoot NSW 2479: For service to the international community of Indonesia.

The Reverend Beth O’NEILL, Blackall QLD 4472: For service to the community of Blackall.

Mrs Margaret OWEN, Wembley WA 6014: For service to conservation and the environment.

Mrs Marlene Joy OWEN, Gympie QLD 4570: For service to the community of Gympie.

Mrs Meryl Joy PACKER, Kingston ACT 2604: For service to the Lutheran Church of Australia.

Mr Rex William PACKER, Kingston ACT 2604: For service to the Lutheran Church of Australia.

Mr Maxwell Arthur PAGE, Nedlands WA 6009: For service to the performing arts in Western Australia.

Mr Raymond Ernest PALMER, Rouse Hill NSW 2155: For service to the community of Epping.

Dr Stephen George PAPAS, Indooroopilly QLD 4068: For service to the community, and to dentistry.

Associate Professor Maria PARAPPILLY, SA: For service to science education, and to women.

Mr Lucas Brooke PATCHETT, Albion QLD 4010: For service to people experiencing homelessness.

Mr Ian Mead PATERSON, Devonport TAS 7310: For service to the community of Tasmania.

Mr Andrew Guy PEAKE, Dulwich SA 5065: For service to community history.

Mrs Margaret Rose PEARCE, Tuggerawong NSW 2259: For service to the community of East Gosford.

Mr Anthony Lester PEARSON, Fountaindale NSW 2258: For service to youth, and to the community of Gosford.

Mr Ian Kenneth PENNY, Warracknabeal VIC 3393: For service to the community of Warracknabeal.

Mr Armando PERCUOCO, NSW: For service to the community, and to the restaurant industry.

Mr Boniface Pirrimngip PERDJERT, Wadeye NT 0822: For service to the Catholic Church, and to the community.

Mr Wasantha Premalal PERERA, Essendon VIC 3040: For service to the Sri Lankan community of Victoria, and to engineering.

Mr John Winter PICKUP, Mackay QLD 4740: For service to the community as a regional radio broadcaster.

Ms Rosemary PLUMMER, Tennant Creek NT 0860: For service to the Indigenous community of the Northern Territory.

Mr Trevor PLYMIN, James Creek NSW 2463: For service to veterans and their families.

Mr Nigel James PORTEOUS, South Yarra VIC 3141: For service to the community, and to the shipping transport industry.

Mr Ken Murray POTTS, West Lakes SA 5021: For service to Australian rules football, and to the community.

Ms Patricia Lorraine POWELL, Rockingham WA 6168: For service to people who are homeless.

Mr Mal PRATT, Minyama QLD 4575: For service to surf lifesaving.

Mrs Margaret Ellen PRIMMER, Geelong VIC 3220: For service to women, and to the community.

Mrs Donna Faye PRYTULAK, Northam WA 6401: For service to veterans and their families.

Mr Derek Peter PUGH, Rapid Creek NT 0810: For service to education in the Northern Territory.

Mr Craig Robert PURDAM, O’Connor ACT 2602: For service to sports administration, and to physiotherapy.

Dr Christopher John QUINN, Hamilton QLD 4007: For service to research science in the field of plant systemics.

Mrs Marjorie Anne QUINN, WA: For service to the community through a range of roles.

Mr John Graham RAE, Portarlington VIC 3223: For service to the community of Portarlington.

Mr Michael Benjamin RAHILLY, Walton on Thames United Kingdom: For service to sport for people with a disability.

Mr Edward Peter RALSTON, Kaleen ACT 2617: For service to sport for people who are blind or have low vision.

Mrs Sylvia Shirley RAMSDEN, Croydon VIC 3136: For service to the community of Lilydale.

Mrs Joanna Helen RANDELL, Carmel WA 6076: For service to the community through music.

Mr Ronald Kenneth RAY, Kings Langley NSW 2147: For service to the community through a range of roles.

Mr Carl John RAYNER, Anglesea VIC 3230: For service to conservation and the environment.

Ms Karen Jeanne REDMAN, Mount Barker SA 5251: For service to music through concert bands.

Mrs Nerida Constance REID, Hay NSW 2711: For service to the community of Hay.

Mrs Annette Gay (Honi) REIFLER, NSW: For service to community health.

Mr Jean-Pierre REIFLER, Glenreagh NSW 2450: For service to community health.

Mr Jose RELUNIA, Penrith NSW 2747: For service to the Filipino community of New South Wales.

Ms Seri Franceys RENKIN, Malvern VIC 3144: For service to the community through charitable organisations.

Mr Douglas Alan RENSHAW, Bicheno TAS 7215: For service to the community of Bicheno.

Mr John RESTUCCIA, Botany NSW 2019: For service to surf lifesaving.

Mr Nicholas John ROBERTS, Mount Martha VIC 3934: For service to the community of Mount Martha.

Mr Graeme John ROBERTSON, Kulin WA 6365: For service to the community of Kulin.

Ms Rebekah Sarah ROBERTSON, Bentleigh VIC 3204: For service to the trans and gender diverse community.

Mr Kerry A ROBINSON, Chatswood NSW 2067: For service to local government, and to town planning.

Dr Andrew Kenneth ROLLOND, Glenelg SA 5045: For service to medicine, and to local government.

Mr William Henry ROMANS, Mansfield VIC 3722: For service to the communities of Mansfield and Bonnie Doon.

Dr Kim Frances ROONEY, Launceston TAS 7250: For service to medicine.

Mrs Valerie Mary ROONEY, Boronia Heights QLD 4124: For service to war widows, and to the community of Logan.

Mr Ronald ROSENBERG, Belfield NSW 2191:For service to veterans, and to the community.

Mr Brian Stephen ROSENGARTEN, Brighton East VIC 3187: For service to community health.

The Reverend Albert William ROSIER, Galston NSW 2159: For service to the Uniting Church of Australia, and to the community.

Mr Bradley John ROSSITER, Surfside NSW 2536: For service to community of the Eurobodalla.

Mrs Tamara Eve (Timmy) RUBIN, St Kilda East VIC 3183: For service to the Jewish community of Melbourne.

Mr Adrian John RUMORE, Lyneham ACT 2602: For service to homeless youth, and to physiotherapy.

Mrs Geraldine Noreen RYAN, Mount Waverley VIC 3149: For service to Irish dancing.

Geraldine Ryan, 89, holding a portrait of herself from the 1950s at her home at Mount Waverley in Melbourne. Ms Ryan was honoured after dedicating more than 75 years of service to Irish Dancing

Ms Julie RYAN, Ivanhoe East VIC 3079: For service to secondary education.

Ms Patricia Noeline SABINE, Rokeby TAS 7019: For service to the museums and galleries sector.

Ms Wendy Anne SACLIER, Curtin ACT 2605: For service to the creative arts, and to women.

Mr Michael Francis SAID, Montmorency VIC 3094: For service to accountancy, and to public sector governance.

Mr Dennis Eric SALES, Penrith NSW 2750: For service to tennis.

Ms Judith Anne SAMMUT, Doncaster VIC 3108: For service to community health.

Mr Tomas SANTAMARIA, Delahey VIC 3037: For service to volleyball.

Mrs Barbara Elaine SAX, Findon SA 5023: For service to the community.

Mr Gary SCHULZ, Tea Tree Gully SA 5091: For service to education, and to the community.

Mr Eric Ronald SCOTT, Drewvale QLD 4116: For service to the performing arts in Queensland.

Ms Katrina Anne-Marie SEDGWICK, VIC: For service to performing, screen, and visual arts administration.

Mr Robert Peter SELINGER, Eastwood NSW 2122: For service to the community, and to education.

Mr Terence William SHANNON, Inverloch VIC 3996: For service to the community.

Mrs Sam Michal SHARMAN, Toorak VIC 3142: For service to the Jewish community of Melbourne.

Mr Paul John SIGNORELLI, Blakehurst NSW 2221: For service to the hospitality sector, and to the community.

Ms Catherine Mary SIMMONDS, Preston VIC 3072: For service to the performing arts.

Dr Meg SIMMONS, Alice Springs NT 0870: For service to oral health in outback communities.

Ms Sheila Ellen SIMPSON, NSW: For service to nursing.

Mr Inderjit (Indy) SINGH, Pymble NSW 2073: For service to the international community through eye care programs.

Professor Sarva-Daman SINGH, QLD: For service to tertiary education, and to the community.

Mrs Lesley Grace SLATER, Mount Waverley VIC 3149: For service to people with a disability.

Mr Malcolm George SMALL, Coolbellup WA 6163: For service to youth, and to veterans.

Mr Barry Ronald SMITH, North Richmond NSW 2754: For service to local government, and to the community of Hunters Hill.

Mr Reginald Norman SMITH, Glen Iris VIC 3146: For service to youth through intercultural programs.

Mrs Suzanne SOFARNOS, Williamstown VIC 3016: For service to lacrosse.

Dr Samiul Joseph SORRENTI, Hunters Hill NSW 2110: For service to orthopaedic and sports medicine.

Mr Gregory Owen SPEED, Jamisontown NSW 2750: For service to the community through emergency response organisations.

Mrs Judith Anne SPEEDY, Mirboo North VIC 3871: For service to the community of Mirboo North.

Dr John STANISIC, Albany Creek QLD 4035: For service to conservation and the environment.

Ms Suzanne STANLEY, Docklands VIC 3008: For service to sport, and to the community.

Mr Arthur Joseph STANTON, Samson WA 6163: For service to veterans and their families.

The Honourable Roger Michael STEELE, Larrakeyah NT 0820: For service to the people and Legislative Assembly of the Northern Territory.

Mr Paul Michael STEWART, Williamstown VIC 3016: For service to the community, and to the performing arts.

Mr John Stewart STODDART, Islington NSW 2296: For service to the performing arts as a designer.

Mr Peter Telford STOKER, Jindalee QLD 4074: For service to the mining sector.

Ms Georgie Robertson STONE, Bentleigh VIC 3204: For service to the trans and gender diverse community.

Ms Jan SUTHERLAND, Semaphore Park SA 5019: For service to sport in South Australia.

Mr Khalil TARTAK, Greenacre NSW 2190: For service to the Lebanese community of New South Wales.

Ms Nenia Helen TAVROU, Ascot Vale VIC 3032: For service to the community through a range of roles.

Mr Brian Keith TAYLOR, Kin Kin QLD 4571: For service to rural and remote communities, and as an author.

Mr Allan Garry TENNENT, Ascot QLD 4007: For service to the community through emergency response organisations.

Mr Patrick Daniel TESSIER, Caulfield South VIC 3162: For service to charitable organisations.

Ms Gillian THOMAS, Kensington NSW 2033: For service to community health, particularly to people with polio.

Mrs Janet Iris THOMAS, Chapel Hill QLD 4069: For service to youth through the Girls Brigade.

Mr Anthony James THOMPSON, Marysville VIC 3779: For service to the community of Marysville.

Ms Christine Irene THOMPSON, Furnissdale WA 6210: For service to local government, and to the community of the Murray shire.

Mr Murray Hamilton THOMPSON, Sandringham VIC 3191: For service to the people and Parliament of Victoria.

Mr John Charles THORNTON, North Fremantle WA 6159: For service to the performing arts, and to the community.

Mr Leslie John THRELFO ESM, Berridale NSW 2628: For service to the community through emergency response organisations.

Mr Phillip Anthony TITTERTON, Mosman NSW 2088: For service to rowing.

Mr Robert Charles TITTERTON, NSW: For service to music through orchestras and ensembles.

Ms Kate TORNEY, Melbourne VIC 3070: For service to the broadcast media, and to the cultural sector.

Mr Malcolm John TOWLE, Kingswood NSW 2747: For service to the community through emergency response organisations.

Dr Mark TREDINNICK, Bowral NSW 2576: For service to literature, and to education.

Mr Alfred Robert TREGEAR, Doncaster East VIC 3109: For service to Australian rules football.

The Reverend Father Christos TRIANDAFYLLOU, Sans Souci NSW 2219: For service to the Greek Orthodox community of Belmore.

Dr Andrew James TRIDGELL, Griffith ACT 2603: For service to information technology.

Ms Jane TURNER, Elwood VIC 3184: For service to the performing arts as a writer, actor and comedian.

The Reverend Dr Jennifer Gibson TURNER, Watermans Bay WA 6020: For service to the Baptist Church, and to Churches of Christ.

Mr Vernon Joseph TURNER, Armidale NSW 2350: For service to hockey.

Dr Robin Katherine UPPILL, Hawthorndene SA 5051: For service to orienteering.

Mr David VAN NUNEN, NSW: For service to the visual arts.

Mr Daniele VELCICH, Blacktown NSW 2148: For service to the Italian and Croatian communities of Blacktown.

Mrs Dorothy Fay VICKERY, Guyra NSW 2365: For service to local government, and to the community of Guyra.

Mr Adam Charles VOGES, East Perth WA 6004: For service to cricket.

Mrs Joan Rosemary VON BIBRA, Sandy Bay TAS 7005: For service to education, and to professional organisations.

Mr Peter James WALLACE, Henley Beach SA 5022: For service to education, and to the community.

Mr Peter James WALSH, Beaumaris VIC 3193: For service to the Catholic Church in Victoria, and to business.

Mr Robert Richard WALTON, Red Cliffs VIC 3496: For service to education, and to the community.

Mr William George WARBURTON, North Tamworth NSW 2340: For service to the community of Tamworth.

Mr John Sydney WAREHAM, Springfield NSW 2250: For service to aged welfare, and to the community.

Mrs Jacqueline WARNER, ACT: For service to youth through Scouts.

Mrs Vicki WARREN, Maryborough QLD 4650: For service to softball, and to hockey.

Mrs Esther Meryl WATSON, Belgrave Heights VIC 3160: For service to the community of the Dandenong Ranges.

Pastor Francis James WATSON, Belgrave Heights VIC 3160: For service to the community of the Dandenong Ranges.

Mrs Jocelyn Yvonne WATSON, Newstead TAS 7250: For service to the community of Launceston.

Miss Beverley (Jean) WEAVER, Nundah QLD 4012: For service to conservation and the environment, and to the community.

Mr Christopher John WEBB, Manchester Square NSW 2577: For service to horticulture, particularly through botanic gardens.

Ms Emma WEBB, Port Adelaide SA 5015: For service to the performing arts, particularly in Port Adelaide.

Mr David George WEIL, Glen Iris VIC 3146: For service to the community through a range of roles.

Mr Garry Keith WELLINGTON, Tarlee SA 5411: For service to veterans and their families.

Ms Olive WELLINGTON, Hopetoun VIC 3396: For service to the community of Hopetoun.

Mrs Adira Yael WERDIGER, Caulfield North VIC 3161: For service to the Jewish community of Victoria.

Dr John Milton WETTENHALL, Rosevears TAS 7277: For service to the international community through water, sanitation and medical programs.

Mr Edmund John WHEELER, Flynn ACT 2615: For service to the community through road safety initiatives.

Mr Alan William WHIMP, Brookfield QLD 4069: For service to people with a disability and their carers.

Mrs Tanya Maree WHITEHOUSE, Camden NSW 2570: For service to the community through social welfare initiatives.

Mr Robert John WILDERMUTH, Hendra QLD 4011: For service to the building and construction industry.

Mr Graeme Roy WILLIAMS, Euroa VIC 3666: For service to local government, and to the community of the Strathbogie shire.

Mr Gregory Wayne WILLIAMS, Bongaree QLD 4507: For service to public administration in Queensland.

Dr Peter George WILLIAMS, Campbell ACT 2612: For service to community health, and to medical education.

Mr Peter John WILLIAMS, Eaglemont VIC 3084: For service to maritime history.

Dr Treve WILLIAMS, Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011: For service to veterinary science.

Mr Bruce Anthony WILSON, Seacliff Park SA 5049: For service to conservation and the environment.

Mr Edwin James WILSON, Crows Nest NSW 2065: For service to the visual arts, and to the community.

Mrs Elizabeth WILSON, Lang Lang VIC 3984: For service to the community of Lang Lang.

Mr Michael John WILSON, Riverview NSW 2066: For service to community health, particularly to diabetes research.

Mr Paul Clifford WILSON, Oatlands TAS 7120: For service to the community of Oatlands.

Mr Guy Alan WINSHIP, Belrose NSW 2085: For service to the community through social welfare organisations.

Mrs Julie WOMERSLEY, NSW: For service to lawn bowls.

Mr Neville WOMERSLEY, NSW: For service to lawn bowls.

Ms Carole Joy WOODS, Camberwell VIC 3124: For service to community history.

Dr David WORKMAN, East Melbourne VIC 3001: For service to ophthalmology, and to international relations.

Professor Clare Alice WRIGHT, VIC: For service to literature, and to historical research.

Mr Wei Quan XU, Mont Albert North VIC 3129: For service to the Chinese community of Melbourne, and to football.

Mrs Lexie Eileen YOUNG, Deloraine TAS 7304: For service to the community of Deloraine.

Mr James Siang-Chung YU, Lane Cove NSW 2066: For service to the Chinese community of New South Wales.

Mr Manfred John ZABINSKAS, Trentham East VIC 3458: For service to animal welfare.

Ms Irena Antonina ZDANOWICZ, Kew VIC 3101: For service to the visual arts as a curator.

Mr Michael John ZEKULICH, South Perth WA 6151: For service to print journalism, and as an author.

Mrs Eleftheria (Victoria) ZOGRAFOS, QLD: For service to the multicultural community of Queensland.

Mr Toufic Thomas Saadeldine ZREIKA, Illawong NSW 2234: For service to the community, to local government, and to the law.

OFFICER OF THE ORDER IN THE MILITARY DIVISION

Lieutenant General Gregory Charles BILTON AM CSC, NSW: For distinguished service in the appointments of Deputy Commanding General of the United States Army in the Pacific, Deputy Chief of Joint Operations and Commander Forces Command.

MEMBER OF THE ORDER IN THE MILITARY DIVISION

Captain Warren James BAIRSTOW CSC RAN, ACT: For exceptional service to the Royal Australian Navy in the field of command and leadership.

Captain Shane Andrew CRAIG RAN, NSW: For exceptional performance of duty in Royal Australian Navy command and management positions.

Brigadier Michael Charles ASHLEIGH, ACT: For exceptional service as Director Logistics – Army, Director General Strategic Logistics and Commander Australian Army Cadets.

Lieutenant Colonel Alyson Marie AULIFF, QLD: For exceptional service to the Australian Defence Force in malaria research.

Colonel Nicholas James FOXALL, QLD: For exceptional service in command and leadership and significantly enhancing the operational effects and capabilities of the Australian Defence Force.

Major General Andrew William FREEMAN, ACT: For exceptional service to the Australian Defence Force as Commander 17th Brigade, Director General Land Operations, and Director Logistics – Army.

Brigadier Stephen John JOBSON CSC, NSW: For exceptional service as Commandant Army Recruit Training Centre, Commander 16th Aviation Brigade and Commander Joint Task Force 646.

Colonel Andrew John MCBARON, NSW: For exceptional service as the Director of Officer Career Management – Army, Career Adviser for General Service Officer Lieutenant Colonels, and Staff Officer Grade One Establishments.

Air Commodore Wendy BLYTH, ACT: For exceptional service to the Australian Defence Force in C-130J Super Hercules sustainment reform; and in P-8A Poseidon capability development and system sustainment.

Air Commodore Philip Stephen GORDON, ACT: For exceptional service in aerospace capability development, air combat preparedness and operations management and control for the Australian Defence Force.

Group Captain Leanne Patricia LEE, NSW: For exceptional service in airworthiness practice, F-35 Joint Strike Fighter operational certification, and E-7A Airborne Early Warning and Control sustainment for the Australian Defence Force.

Air Commodore Kenneth John ROBINSON CSC, NSW: For exceptional service to the Australian Defence Force in international engagement, personnel management and administration, and combat support development and sustainment.

Air Commodore Gerald Anthony VAN LEEUWEN CSM, ACT: For exceptional service to the Australian Defence Force in aerospace capability development, major capital acquisition, and air combat sustainment.

MEDAL OF THE ORDER IN THE MILITARY DIVISION

Chief Petty Officer Raechelle Nadine HENDERSON, ACT: For meritorious service in leadership, and advancement of the service as a Naval Police Coxswain.

Warrant Officer Anthony Donald O’RILEY, WA: For meritorious service to improving the capability levels and wellbeing of Navy Submarine Force People.

Commander Richard John SINGLETON CSM RAN, NSW: For meritorious service to the Australian Defence Force in the fields of exercise and operational planning and the introduction into service of naval capabilities.

Commander Benjamin Brian SPURGIN RAN, NSW: For meritorious performance of duty as a Navy Legal Advisor and instructor.

Warrant Officer Class One Joshua Paul ANDREWS, ACT: For meritorious service in achievement and exceptional commitment to the continuous advancement of Army’s Geospatial Intelligence capability.

Captain John Thomas LAND, NSW: For meritorious service as the Army Conservator, Australian Army History Unit, in support of the protection of Army’s heritage.

Warrant Officer Class One Brian Geoffrey MOORE, QLD: For meritorious performance of duty in personnel management, instructional leadership, executive events coordination, and ceremonial event management in the Australian Defence Force.

Warrant Officer Class One Roger John READ, NSW: For meritorious service as the Information Systems Engineer, Force Installation Team 31 from 2017 to 2019.

Warrant Officer Class One Andrew Peter SHORE CSM, Campbell ACT 2612: For meritorious service as the Regimental Sergeant Major of the 3rd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment; and the Royal Military College – Duntroon, and as a Career Advisor in the Directorate of Soldier Career Management – Army.

Warrant Officer Class One Julie Anne WHITTAKER, NSW: For meritorious service as the Senior Technical Trade Warrant Officer and Career Advisor for Army Ammunition Technicians.

Warrant Officer Rudolf William VITASZ, NSW: For meritorious service to the Australian Defence Force in leadership and cultural development.

Warrant Officer Benjamin Robert WRIGHT, ACT: For meritorious service in personnel recognition administration, major public relations initiatives, and organisational development in the Royal Australian Air Force.

OFFICER OF THE ORDER IN THE GENERAL DIVISION (HONORARY)

Mr Hugo Wallace WEAVING, Darlinghurst NSW 1300: For distinguished service to the performing arts as an actor, and as a mentor of young writers, directors and film makers.

Dr Robyn WILLIAMS AM, Rozelle NSW 2039: For distinguished service to science as a journalist, radio presenter and author, and to education.

MEMBER OF THE ORDER IN THE GENERAL DIVISION (HONORARY)

Mrs Elisabeth Margaret NEWMAN, Middle Park VIC 3206: For significant service to women at the national and international level.

Mr Roland Sylvester PEELMAN, Glebe NSW 2037: For significant service to music.

Ms Constance Kimberly SEAGRAM, Launceston TAS 7250: For significant service to tourism, and to business, in Tasmania.

Mr Glenn Barrie SHORROCK, Darlinghurst NSW 2010: For significant service to the performing arts as a singer, songwriter and entertainer.

MEDAL OF THE ORDER IN THE GENERAL DIVISION (HONORARY)

Ms Helen Patricia OXENHAM, Cumberland Park SA 5041: For service to the community through social welfare initiatives and advocacy.

Ms Brenda Jean RAYNER, Kingswood SA 5062: For service to music.

Mrs Fay Patricia RICHARDS, Chirnside Park VIC 3116: For service to people with a disability.

Dr Chaoyi WEI: For service to international relations.

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