A scion of the defence and security establishment, a journalist who has made economics accessible to the person in the street, and the head of one of the national capital’s most popular institutions are among ACT high fliers and community stalwarts who have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours announced by Government House.
Former ASIO chief and head of the Departments of Defence and Foreign Affairs, Dennis Richardson has been made Companion in the General Division of the Order of Australia for eminent service to public administration through leadership roles in the national security, defence and foreign policy arenas, and to workplace cultural reform.
Mr Richardson was also Ambassador to the United States from 2005 to 2010. A handy man to have around any club, he has been a member of the Board of Directors of the Canberra Raiders since 2005.
The Economics Editor of The Conversation, Peter Martin, was made a Member of the Order of Australia for significant service to multi-platform and print media as an economics journalist. A former economics editor at Fairfax Media and the Canberra Times, as well as a regular on ABC radio, Martin devoted much of his time to explaining what economics meant for everyday people and why it mattered.
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Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director at Museum of Australian Democracy at Old Parliament House Daryl Ann Karp was also made Member of the Order of Australia for her significant service to the arts, particularly to the museum and galleries sector.
Ms Karp has also had a distinguished career in broadcasting. She is a director at the Special Broadcasting Service since 2011 and Australian Children’s Television Foundation, and has been head of documentaries at the ABC. She was also Chief Executive Officer of Film Australia (now Screen Australia) from 2004 to 2008.
She was a founding board member and Deputy Chair of the Canberra Writers Festival.
Another arts recipient is Vasiliki Nihas-Bogiatzis, Chair of the M16 Artspace, founding member of the Cultural Facilities Corporation and past chair of ACT Festivals Assessment Committee, Canberra Arts Marketing, and Jigsaw Theatre Company. She has been a Voluntary Guide at the National Gallery of Australia since 2012.
Colette Mackay has been awarded a Medal in the Order of Australia for service to the community of the Australian Capital Territory. She has been a prominent member of the Friends of the Arboretum and breast cancer support group Bosom Buddies since 2007, and is a life member of both organisations. She is currently Eucharistic Minister, at Blackfriars Catholic Parish.
Mary Kirk has devoted her life to the care of mothers and infants and has been made Member for significant service to midwifery and nursing, and to professional standards. She has been Director of Nursing and Midwifery at the Queen Elizabeth II Family Centre since 1997.
A former Chief Executive Officer of the Fred Hollows Foundation (1992-2004) has been made a Member for significant service to international eye health programs, and to the community. Michael John Lynskey hasbeen an active supporter of the National Trachoma Project, Chief Executive of Reconciliation Australia (2004-2005) and a Past President of the Canberra International Film Festival.
Chief Executive Officer of Hartley Lifecare, Eric Thauvette, has been awarded a Medal for service to people with a disability. Hartley Lifecare is a Canberra-based not-for-profit organisation providing supported accommodation for people with disability, their families and carers. Originally established to provide a learning facility and therapy support service for children and adults, Hartley has grown extensively to support clients in over 30 homes across the ACT.
Several people have been recognised for their work with veterans and their families. Peter Cullerne is Treasurer of Royal Australian Air Force Association – 4 and 5 Squadron Branch, a member of the Vietnam Veterans Association and refurbishes aircraft at the Australian War Memorial.
Judith McNay is an Honorary Life Member and former President and Treasurer of ACT Section, Naval Association of Australia and is a fundraiser for the Members Welfare Fund.
Richard Stone served in Vietnam with the RAAF and co-founded the Veterans Support Centre in Queanbeyan and is Vice-President and Advocate of the Queanbeyan Sub-Branch, Returned and Services League of Australia.
For significant service to Indigenous history, Dr Peter Read of the Australian National University was made a Member of the Order of Australia. Adjunct Professor at Australian Centre for Aboriginal History from 2014-2015, Dr Read is the author of a biography of Aboriginal activist and public servant Charles Perkins.
Squadron Leader Gary Oakley was recognised for service to the Indigenous community through a range of organisations. A member of the Gundungurra peoples from the Blue Mountains, he is Indigenous Historical Custodian, Royal Australian Air Force, at the Australian War Memorial and President of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Veterans and Services Association. A Vietnam veteran, he has been an Indigenous Curator and Indigenous Liaison Officer at the AWM.
The Canberra Hindu Mandir and secretary of the Canberra Interfaith Forum, Dr Krishna Nadimpalli, was made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia for service to multiculturalism in the ACT. He was Multicultural Volunteer of the Year in 2017 and Multicultural Advocate of the Year in 2015.
COMPANION IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Dennis James RICHARDSON AO, Griffith ACT
For eminent service to public administration through leadership roles in the national security, defence and foreign policy arenas, and to workplace cultural reform.
MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Emeritus Professor Neville Frank Exon, Chapman
For significant service to marine geology and to higher education.
Lisa Kim Filipetto
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade
For significant service to bilateral relations, and to international humanitarian initiatives.
Craig James Hamilton, Monash
For significant service to public administration in defence policy.
Mrs Margery Heather Henderson, Yarralumla
For significant service to the community through the preservation of political history.
Ms Daryl Ann Karp, Turner
For significant service to the arts, particularly to the museum and galleries sector.
Warren Leslie King, Barton
For significant service to business, particularly in the area of defence industry capability.
Mary Anne Kirk, Bruce
For significant service to midwifery and nursing, and to professional standards.
Michael John Lynskey, Ainslie
For significant service to international eye health programs, and to the community.
Peter Ross Martin
For significant service to multi platform and print media as an economics journalist.
Louise Mary Mayo, O’Connor
For significant service to vocational education and training, and to the community.
Dr Helen Margaret Moore, Cook
For significant service to English language education, and to community music.
Kathryn Palmer, Kingston
For significant service to sports administration.
Professor Barbara Ann Pamphilon, Duffy
For significant service to higher education, and to the community.
David John Papps, Tathra NSW
For significant service to public administration.
Andrew Michael Phelan, Campbell
For significant service to judicial administration.
Dr Peter John Read, Turner
For significant service to Indigenous history.
Distinguished Professor Dharmendra Prakash Sharma, McKellar
For significant service to higher education, and to computer science.
Margaret Eileen Twomey, Forrest
For significant service to international relations.
Ms Theanne Rae Walters
For significant service to medical education and accreditation.
OFFICER IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Emeritus Professor Andrew Peter Hopkins, ANU
For distinguished service to higher education, particularly to industrial safety and accident analysis.
MEDAL IN THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Mark John Brandon-Baker, Goulburn NSW
For service to the community of Canberra.
Mr Peter Leslie Cullern, Wamboin NSW
For service to veterans and their families.
Professor Jane Esther Dahlstrom, Deakin
For service to medical education, and to pathology.
Kenneth Charles Eynon, Latham
For service to athletics.
The late John Thomas Fahy, Ngunnawal
For service to National Wattle Day celebrations.
Peter Thomas Funnell, Florey
For service to hockey.
Ivan Hinton-Teoh, Ainslie
For service to human rights, and to the LGBTIQ community.
Joyce Irene Hylers, Kingston
For service to the community of Bungendore and Queanbeyan.
Colette Elizabeth Mackay, Braddon
For service to the community of the Australian Capital Territory.
Judith Mary McNay, Curtin
For service to veterans and their families.
Sally Melhuish, Hall
For service to baroque music.
Wendy Moore, Ainslie
For service to the international community of Nepal.
Dr Krishna Dhana Nadimpalli, Amaroo
For service to multiculturalism in the ACT.
Vasiliki Nihas-Bogiatzis, Barton
For service to the arts and cultural heritage.
Squadron Leader Gary William Oakley, Bonner
For service to the Indigenous community through a range of organisations.
Mrs Vivien Elma Palmer, Isaacs
For service to education, and to the community.
Jose Manuel Roses, Monash
For service to karate.
William Michael Sparks, Braddon
For service to community health.
Richard Llewellyn Stone, Fadden
For service to veterans and their families.
Eric Serge Thauvette, Gilmore
For service to people with a disability.
Dr Vida Viliunas, Deakin
For service to medicine in the field of anaesthesiology.
Dr Gordon Eustace White, Garran
For service to medicine, particularly sexual health.