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Australian of the Year Awards

The Australian of the Year Awards recognise inspiring individuals who lead as role models for their communities, their state, and the nation.

Awards are presented in four categories. Queensland recipients from each award category will proceed to the national Australian of the Year Awards, to be announced in Canberra on the eve of Australia Day 2017.

The 2017 Queensland Australian of the Year Award recipients are:

Queensland Australian of the Year
Emeritus Professor Alan Mackay-Sim

Queensland Senior Australian of the Year
Professor Perry F Bartlett FAA

Queensland Young Australian of the Year
Mr Taj Pabari

Queensland's Local Hero
Ms Yasmin Khan

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The Australian of the Year Awards is a program of the National Australia Day Council, managed in Queensland by the Queensland Government.

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Previous recipients

To view previous Queensland Australian of the Year recipients and finalists visit the Australian of the Year Awards honour roll.

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Last updated
23 November, 2016

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