8:30pm, Canberra: Cave-diving medics who helped save a boys’ soccer team in Thailand, parents fighting childhood bullying after the loss of their daughter, a paediatrician advocating for the prevention of child abuse and a musician inspiring indigenous youth while keeping Yolngu Matha language alive through rap have been announced as the 2019 Australians of the Year.
The National Australia Day Council has now announced all the State and Territory Award recipients who are in the running for the 2019 Australian of the Year Awards, to be presented in Canberra on the evening of Friday 25 January 2019.
Huge congrats to 2018 VIC Local Hero, Mat Bowtell, on receiving the 94th Commonwealth Point of Light award. Mat has… https://t.co/Ye0NGpdgpZ
This #DayofFamilies our 2019 Senior #ausoftheyear, Dr Suzanne Packer reflects on her career, advocating for the rig… https://t.co/mSb0dbcEIj
“Families are the people who shape us to be the adults we become. The best of families give us the foundation to be… https://t.co/eMQlyZFVvW
Congratulations to our joint 2019 Australian of the Year @craigchallen on becoming an official ambassador for… https://t.co/UaLxQrluHp