News

Calls for Australian of the Year

Janelle calls for Australian of the Year nominations
Janelle calls for Australian of the Year nominations Marc Stapelberg

PAGE MP Janelle Saffin says people in Page can shine a light on local people whose achievements or contributions they admire by nominating them for an Australian of the Year Award.

"The next Australians of the Year could be people living in our area. In fact a great Australian and a former local boy, Adam Gilchrist, is the Chair of the National Australia Day Council that coordinates these awards.

"I encourage people to consider the exceptional people in our community, the people who inspire and motivate us, and show them that we appreciate and admire them.

"I know that we have people in Page who fit the bill.  Let's tell the rest of Australia about them."

"Anyone can submit a nomination and have a say in who should be honoured."

"People can be nominated for awards in one of the following categories:

• Australian of the Year
• Senior Australian of the Year (those aged 60 years or over)
• Young Australian of the Year (ages 16 to 30)
• Australia's Local Hero

Ms Saffin said it is an opportunity for local figures to join the likes of last year's winners: Geoffrey Rush (Australian of the Year), Laurie Baymarrwangga (Senior Australian of the Year), Marita Cheng (Young Australian of the Year) and Lynne Sawyers (Australia's Local Hero).

Nominations close on 31 August 2012.

For more information on the Australian of the Year Awards or to submit a nomination, go to www.australianoftheyear.org.au, call 1300 655 193 or contact Janelle Saffin's office on 66219909.

Nomination forms are also available from any Commonwealth Bank branch
 

Topics:  janelle saffin



Headspace: the next step

Print

What is the next step for the new Headspace in Grafton?

OUR SAY: Penalty rates in danger

HARD AT WORK: Penalty rates are out the door for some of the country's lowest paid employees.

Sunday rate cut may be just the beginning

BIG BITE: Luck pays off for Couple

PRETTY HAPPY: Graeme and Helen Egan of South Grafton have hooked a big one after winning The Daily Examiner Ultimate Fishing Adventure prize.

A funny feeling before a big win

Local Partners

DOING IT FOR DAD: Joel's reason to Relay

14-year-old Joel Ashby pens an emotional letter about his dad's cancer journey, and his words speak volumes for why you should get behind the Relay For Life


Celebrating the Clarence Valley's unique story

Lynn Baker and Penny the detection dog. Penny will be in Grafton during Heritage Near Me Roadshow which arrive in early March. Photo: Jason O'Brien

Week-long celebration of Clarence Valley's heritage

Duo Hard Drive to rock Clocktower Friday

Hard Drive, Stephen Herbert and Dwayne Doyle, who are playing at the Clocktower Hotel this weekend.

Enjoy Hard Drive at the Clocktower this weekend

REVIEW: Under the Gun doco looks at right to bear arms

ARMED: A still from the 2016 documentary film Under the Gun by Stephanie Soechtig.

An in-depth look into America's gun culture.

Former Family Matters stare accused of child abuse

DARIUS McCrary, who played Eddie Winslow on the ’90s sitcom Family Matters, has been accused of holding his infant daughter over a pot of boiling water.

Bindi Irwin's birthday tribute to her dad

Bindi Irwin

Bindi Irwin has paid tribute to her dad on his 55th birthday

Reality TV show gives Maryborough a boost

*WARNING EMBARGOED until 9.15pm Monday January 30* Sean Hollands and Susan Rawlings pictured after their wedding on the TV series Married At First Sight. Supplied by Channel 9.

Maryborough looks good on reality TV show.

Buderim dad rejects gay son's emotional plea for second time

LOVERS: Grant and Chris have been together for more than three years, and Chris' parents refuse to acknowledge their son's fiance.

Son’s emotional plea rejected again by unmoved father

What's on the big screen this week

Ewan McGregor and Jonny Lee Miller in a scene from the movie T2: Trainspotting.

This week's new releases offer plenty of variety for movie buffs.

Yamba show sounds Crazy

GROOVY POP: Crazy Old Maurice is take to the stage at the Pacific Hotel Sunday afternoon.

Newcastle band to bring the house down in Yamba

Bernard, Kasey, Spooky Men, and more this weekend

Mal Eastick returns with his Blues Bar on Sunday at the Yamba Golf Club.

Touring shows bring mix of genres to Clarence

$140k damage: landlord says property trashed, contaminated

He had what he calls "the tenants from hell"

Submarine, buses and 3000 tyres removed in $100K clean up

The list of things removed from this property is beyond astonishing

Houses selling like hot cakes

HIGH DEMAND: Maclean Valley 2 Coast principal Ingrid Nott.

Valley's housing market pushed by supply shortage and jobs growth

Popular island resort sells to loaded international investor

OUR PICK: Chris Foey's colourful shot of one of Gladstone's great tourism hot spots, Heron Island.

International investor snaps up piece of Gladstone paradise.

Ready to SELL your property?

Post Your Ad Here!