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Who shall we put up for Australian of the Year?

By johnboy - 13 August 2008 24

Chief Minister Stanhope is calling for nominations from the ACT for the 2009 Australian of the Year awards.

    “I urge all Canberrans to consider nominating someone who may have achieved excellence in their chosen field, made a significant contribution to the local or Australian community, or acted as an inspirational role model to others.”

Categories are:

— Australian of the Year
— Senior Australian of the Year
— Young Australian of the Year
— Australia’s Local Hero

    “Nominations can be made online at http://www.australianoftheyear.gov.au/, by picking up a nomination form at any Commonwealth Bank branch or by phoning 1300 655 193.”

But before doing that, why not let us know who you’re nominating?

What’s Your opinion?


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24 Responses to
Who shall we put up for Australian of the Year?
jakez 2:44 pm 13 Aug 08

Skidbladnir said :

Is Magnet Mart Guy still around?

Yes but he’s not Magnet Mart Guy anymore. He’s….some fruit shop in the Belconnen markets Guy.

Skidbladnir 2:40 pm 13 Aug 08

Is Magnet Mart Guy still around?

jakez 2:40 pm 13 Aug 08

peterh said :

why not prime possum’s co-host?

Probably because you can’t even name prime possum’s co-host.

I say, Prime Possum for Prime Minister!

peterh 2:34 pm 13 Aug 08

Thumper said :

My vote goes to Prime Possum.

In fact, why don’t we organise a Prime Possum for Australian of the Year email campaign. While we’re at it let’s also vote him/her as Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia’s Local Hero.

You know he/ she deserves it.

why not prime possum’s co-host?

Thumper 2:14 pm 13 Aug 08

My vote goes to Prime Possum.

In fact, why don’t we organise a Prime Possum for Australian of the Year email campaign. While we’re at it let’s also vote him/her as Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Australia’s Local Hero.

You know he/ she deserves it.

PM 1:58 pm 13 Aug 08

Phred Bear. He’d hate it.

Mælinar - *spoiler 12:52 pm 13 Aug 08

That lovely lady in the 2XX shirt.

Primal 12:49 pm 13 Aug 08

Mark Carmody.

Mælinar - *spoiler 12:48 pm 13 Aug 08

Well given I don’t watch the Olympics, let alone the paralympics, I’m only vaguely aware of John Maclean, and I’m only aware of who Lee Kernagan is because I googled him after I noted he was on an Australian of the Year advertising plaque but had no idea who he was

Let alone any of the others.

peterh 12:42 pm 13 Aug 08

aah! stop post didn’t work!!

and i got this curious message:

WordPress

You are posting comments too quickly. Slow down.

nice.

peterh 12:41 pm 13 Aug 08

Mælinar – *spoiler alert* I’ve seen S04E13 said :

What about Thumper for his tireless voluntary efforts in maintaining RA ?

good for RA, but not many others would know that he isn’t a disney rabbit.

peterh 12:40 pm 13 Aug 08

Mælinar – *spoiler alert* I’ve seen S04E13 said :

What about Thumper for his tireless voluntary efforts in maintaining RA ?

goor for RA, but not many others would know that he isn’t a disney rabbit.

Mælinar - *spoiler 12:29 pm 13 Aug 08

What about Thumper for his tireless voluntary efforts in maintaining RA ?

PBO 12:16 pm 13 Aug 08

My vote for Australia’s Local Hero would have to Todd Carney as he always acts like a fricken hero.

peterh 11:20 am 13 Aug 08

i will be voting for John Maclean, for the reasons that i have posted on RA before. I will also be cheering for him at the paralympics. if you want to know more about John, here is his web address:

http://www.jmf.com.au/

He works to help disabled children through his foundation, who raises funds to allow the purchase of wheelchairs and other mobility devices for these kids. He is well known on wide world of sports and provides mentoring services to my company.

regardless of who you think the Australian of the year should be, please cheer him on at the paralympics – Maclean, along with his rowing partner Kathryn Ross will compete in the TA2X Adaptive Pairs competition at the 2008 Beijing Paralympic Games.

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