Federal Member for Aston Alan Tudge MP today urged residents in Knox to nominate fellow community members in the search for the 2014 Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia’s Local Hero.
The Australian of the Year Awards are accepting public nominations for the four award categories until Friday 2 August 2013.
Nominations can be made online at www.australianoftheyear.org.au or you can call
1300 655 193 for more information.
Mr Tudge said nominating someone for the Australian of the Year Awards is simple to do and a great way to recognise community members who are making a difference.
“There are many people in the local community who work tirelessly to help others, whose contributions make Knox a better place and whose achievements make us proud – these are the people who deserve to be nominated for the Australian of the Year Awards,” Mr Tudge said.
“The four award categories mean there is an opportunity to recognise people in all areas of our society, whether they are humble community volunteers or people who are achieving on a national stage.
“To be considered for the Australian of the Year Awards, an individual must be nominated.”
“It’s an easy process to nominate someone, and you could be helping to find the next Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year or Local Hero,” he said.
There are four award categories:
Australian of the Year – open to all Australians who deserve recognition for their extraordinary achievements, contributions to the community and nation and who are inspirational role models to all Australians;
Senior Australian of the Year – recognises those Australians aged 60 years and over who continue to achieve and contribute to the community;
Young Australian of the Year – recognises those extraordinary young Australians aged 16 – 30 years who are making their mark on our community;
Australia’s Local Hero – recognises Australians who make a real difference in their local communities and whose outstanding contributions enrich the lives of those around them.
Nominations close Friday 2 August 2013.
For more information on the Australian of the Year Awards or to submit your nomination online, visit www,australianoftheyear.org.au.