Chief Minister Gallagher has announced local winners of Australia Day honours:
Several Canberrans have been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), including:
— Julie Tongs for her work with the local Indigenous community through the Winnunga Nimmityjah Aboriginal Health Service;
— Denis Page for his contribution to the local business community, including his leadership of the Canberra Business Council for many years;
— Ross Barrett for service to the ACT building and construction industry, particularly his roles as Chair of the ACT Branch of the Master Builders Association and ACT Branch of Regional Development Australia; and
— Geraldine Walters for service to people with a disability through her administrative and fundraising roles with the ACT Cerebral Palsy Alliance.
Those appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) include:
— the late Dr John Buckingham, recognised for his services to medicine, particularly the care of women undergoing treatment for breast cancer;
— Sandra Lambert for her long and distinguished career in the ACT Public Service, and leadership in the areas of disability, community housing, health and welfare; and
— Prue Power for her service to community health as an advocate for equity and access to health care services, to the development of professional standards, and to nursing.
— former Brumbies captain Stirling Mortlockfor his contribution to rugby.
Tony Gill has also collected a Public Service Medal for his work on our roads.