Honours system

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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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Bettina Arndt and Mike Carlton can keep their orders of Australia, council decides
The Council of the Order of Australia reviewed the two honours following a public backlash

Paul Karp

04, Sep, 2020 @7:32 AM

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Dutton says he was referring to Islamic terrorists when he talked about 'leftwing lunatics' – as it happened
Home affairs minister defends comments made after head of Asio warned of threat from rightwing extremists. All the day’s events, live from Canberra

Amy Remeikis

25, Feb, 2020 @6:51 AM

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Bettina Arndt's Order of Australia honour referred to awards council for review
Calls grow for controversial sex therapist to be stripped of Australia Day honour

Luke Henriques-Gomes

24, Feb, 2020 @12:06 AM

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Bettina Arndt rejects claims she misrepresented herself as a psychologist
Recipient of Australia Day honour for services ‘to gender equity’ has been repeatedly introduced as a clinical psychologist, despite not being legally registered

Josh Taylor

30, Jan, 2020 @1:51 AM

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Rosie Batty 'dismayed' by decision to give Bettina Arndt an Australia Day honour
The 2015 Australian of the Year can’t understand why someone ‘has been rewarded for work that pits men against women’

Luke Henriques-Gomes

26, Jan, 2020 @4:30 PM

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