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Congratulations to the honours winners

By johnboy - 8 June 2009 9

Being the Queen’s Birthday we not only get spectacular fireworks displays to share with our nearest and dearest, but some of us get extra initials to put after our names.

The official website lists 55 ACT residents amongst the winners of honours and our Chiefly Leader has congratulated the ones he sees as being particularly special.

Here’s the list of winners (one short of Mr Stanhope’s tally):

ALTAMORE, Robert Jeffrey – Medal of the Order of Australia
BARB, Robert Andrew – Medal of the Order of Australia
BORTHWICK, David William – Officer of the Order of Australia
BRANDSTETTER, Colleen Claire – Medal of the Order of Australia
CARRUTHERS, Ian – Public Service Medal
CLARKE, Andrew Leigh – Public Service Medal
CRANFIELD, Mark Stephen – Medal of the Order of Australia
DAMO, Mario – Medal of the Order of Australia
DAVIS, Bruce Lawrence – Member of the Order of Australia
DEACON, Christopher Warren – Medal of the Order of Australia
DOWTON, Peter Robert – Conspicuous Service Cross
DOYLE, Andrew Phillip – Member of the Order of Australia
DUNNE, Ellen Erika – Public Service Medal
FERRIER, Bronwyn Adele – Conspicuous Service Medal
GILLESPIE, Julia Virginia – Medal of the Order of Australia
GILLIAN, David Colin – Member of the Order of Australia
GILLS, Scott – Commendation for Distinguished Service
GILMORE, Peter Warwick – Member of the Order of Australia
GREGORY, Gordon Nigel – Medal of the Order of Australia
GRIGGS, Raymond James – Member of the Order of Australia
GYNGELL, Allan Grantley – Officer of the Order of Australia
HAMILTON, Clive Charles – Member of the Order of Australia
HASKINS, John Arthur – Member of the Order of Australia
HAZELL, Malcolm John – Member of the Order of Australia
HOLDSWORTH, Peter Anthony – Member of the Order of Australia
HORNER, David Murray – Member of the Order of Australia
HORWOOD, Beryl Mary – Medal of the Order of Australia
HOWE, John Stephen – Medal of the Order of Australia
HUNTER, Christine Gloria – Medal of the Order of Australia
INNES-BROWN, Marc – Public Service Medal
KENT, Gregory John – Australian Fire Service Medal
LAMBECK, Kurt – Officer of the Order of Australia
MAHER, Brian Thomas – Medal of the Order of Australia
McCUSKER, Alison – Medal of the Order of Australia
McLEAN, Gladys May – Medal of the Order of Australia
MICKLEBURGH, June Isabel – Medal of the Order of Australia
MOLONY, Denise Margaret – Medal of the Order of Australia
O’CLERY, Peter Christopher – Member of the Order of Australia
ORR, Beverley Anne – Medal of the Order of Australia
QUINN, Meghan Elizabeth – Public Service Medal
RANDALL, Kenneth Maxwell – Member of the Order of Australia
RICHARDS, John Alan – Member of the Order of Australia
ROBERTS, Damien John – Public Service Medal
ROBINSON, Steven James – Officer of the Order of Australia
SADLER, Nicole Louise – Conspicuous Service Cross
SCHODDE, Richard – Medal of the Order of Australia
SILINIS, Barbara Helen – Medal of the Order of Australia
SPRING, Michael James – Conspicuous Service Medal
STEWART, Brian Paul – Public Service Medal
TENNANT, Williamina Robertson – Conspicuous Service Medal
THOMAS, Jennifer – Member of the Order of Australia
THOMPSON, Michael Francis – Public Service Medal
THOMSON, Jean Marjorie – Medal of the Order of Australia
WARHURST, John Lewis – Officer of the Order of Australia
WILLIAMS, James Stanislaus – Member of the Order of Australia

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9 Responses to
Congratulations to the honours winners
Rawhide Kid No 2 9:44 am 09 Jun 09

Don’t forget we (the public) helped these fine people get these awards.

vg 7:52 pm 08 Jun 09

emd said :

Plus the public servants don’t get pay bonuses for doing their job well, nor can they accept kick-backs in any other form. Having their name on a list that not many people read is one of the only ways to recognise public servants who give more than 100% to their job.

Tell that to Joel Fitzgibbon!

emd 7:41 pm 08 Jun 09

Plus the public servants don’t get pay bonuses for doing their job well, nor can they accept kick-backs in any other form. Having their name on a list that not many people read is one of the only ways to recognise public servants who give more than 100% to their job.

astrojax 6:26 pm 08 Jun 09

somehow i missed out again – when will they get it right?

as for the criticism of people just ‘doing their job’ getting gongs, i think you’ll find that many hundreds of thousands of people ‘do their jobs’ but those that do them very well an so contribute to the australian society are the ones whose names you’ll find above… a department secretary who is honoured, for instance, is one who has, in the course of prosecuting their responsibility, also steered the portfolio’s policy directions through astute management of the issues and the government’s advice on same… good upon them.

Woody Mann-Caruso 6:05 pm 08 Jun 09

Yes – public servants, even excellent ones who make a real and meaningful contribution to their communities, should toil away in utter obscurity for their entire careers, and when they’re dead, they should be grateful to go to the big Flextime in the sky anonymously. It’s not like they’re cricketers or country-western singers.

VYBerlinaV8_the_one_ 3:42 pm 08 Jun 09

I don’t think it costs us much as a community to recognise achievement where it’s due.

54-11 3:24 pm 08 Jun 09

You’re right, baldilocks. I’ve never been able to understand that. Well, perhaps easy to understand, but less easy to accept that the two (unpaid community service and paid professional service) can be treated the same on these occasions.

caf 3:23 pm 08 Jun 09

Well in the case of judges, they’re taking a considerable pay cut when they take up the job, so it is a kind of voluntary service. Although one imagines there is already a fair bit of status that goes along with the position.

baldilocks 3:01 pm 08 Jun 09

Congratulations to all those volunteers in our community who have received awards.

What I cannot understand though are all the people who have received awards for doing what is in effect there 9 – 5 job. Why should judges, public servants etc be receiving awards and recognition for doing what they are paid to do from the public purse,as part and parcel of the normal occupation which they have chosen to do.

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