Honours system

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Win or lose, Dylan Alcott is changing perceptions of people with disability like me | Kate Thomas
The tennis champion, Paralympian and Australian of the Year has helped move the dial towards inclusion

Kate Thomas

26, Jan, 2022 @2:37 AM

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Gina Rinehart and former News Ltd chief John Hartigan receive 2022 Australia Day honours
Mining magnate’s appointment as an Officer of the Order of Australia likely to spark controversy

Tory Shepherd

25, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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Australia Day honours: Shane Fitzsimmons and Emma McKeon recognised with record number of women recipients
Dylan Alcott, Maggie Beer, Catherine Cox and Prof Leslie Burnett also among recipients, with women making up almost half of honours list

Mostafa Rachwani

25, Jan, 2022 @11:00 AM

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‘I am so lucky’: five things to know about 2022 Australian of the Year Dylan Alcott
The tennis pro, Paralympian and disability advocate has made headlines throughout his career. Here’s a quick primer on some highlights

Stephanie Convery

25, Jan, 2022 @10:32 AM

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Tennis star and Paralympian Dylan Alcott named Australian of the Year for 2022
It’s the first time in the award’s 62-year history a person with a disability has taken out the top gong

Stephanie Convery

25, Jan, 2022 @9:31 AM

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Peta Credlin lands Queen’s birthday honour for her work with Tony Abbott
Sky News host and former chief of staff to prime minister receives Officer of the Order of Australia, the latest in a series of controversial recipients

Naaman Zhou

13, Jun, 2021 @10:30 PM

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National crime agency investigates suspicious betting on Australian of the Year awards
Sexual assault survivor Grace Tame was given the gong on Monday but shot to favouritism in December after the winner was selected

Michael McGowan

28, Jan, 2021 @10:44 AM

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Morrison marks 26 January by saying Australia has 'risen above brutal beginnings' – as it happened
Invasion Day marches take place around Australia as debate around the national day rages. This blog is now closed

Mostafa Rachwani and Calla Wahlquist

26, Jan, 2021 @7:34 AM

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Australia Day honours 2021: Malcolm Turnbull says 'irony' in getting award along with Margaret Court
Tim Cahill, Gai Waterhouse and Craig Foster also recipients, while Kerry O’Brien turns down award in protest against Court’s inclusion

Elias Visontay

25, Jan, 2021 @11:00 AM

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Kerry O'Brien rejects Australia Day honour in protest against Margaret Court's award
Broadcaster cites ‘deeply insensitive and divisive decision’ to make Court a Companion of the Order of Australia

Paul Karp

25, Jan, 2021 @11:00 AM

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In honouring those who are prejudiced, the Australia Day awards perpetuate bigotry | Ghassan Hage
The government has valorised Margaret Court’s opinions at the nation’s expense because her sporting and political lives can’t be separated

Ghassan Hage

23, Jan, 2021 @7:00 PM

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What is the Order of Australia, who decides the awards and can they be challenged?
Margaret Court’s Australia Day honour is the latest in a series of contentious decisions. Here’s how the process works

Naaman Zhou

22, Jan, 2021 @7:47 AM

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