Who shall we put up for Australian of the Year?

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?


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Granny Granny 8:59 pm 18 Aug 08

John McLean sounds like a very deserving Australian indeed. I will vote for him … especially now I have discovered that Thumper is really a Disney rabbit impersonator!

: )

ant ant 8:15 pm 18 Aug 08

I think the Bruce Willis guy is spelled McClane (weird).

Thumper Thumper 6:44 pm 18 Aug 08

John Mclean was a Queensland and Australian wicketkeeper of the late 70s.

Seriously 😉

peterh peterh 5:17 pm 18 Aug 08

Mr Evil said :

I thought John McLean was Bruce Willis’ alter-ego?

and i was waiting for that….

check out john on the 31st of august on 60 minutes, or australian story on the 8th of september.

Mr Evil Mr Evil 5:09 pm 18 Aug 08

I thought John McLean was Bruce Willis’ alter-ego?

simbo simbo 7:00 am 14 Aug 08

Magnet mart guy no longer appears in the ads. ONe of the embarassing things about being involved in local theatre is that I know the people in the new ads – they’re good actors usually, but … ow, script not doing them any favours!

ant ant 11:17 pm 13 Aug 08

Skidbladnir said :

Is Magnet Mart Guy still around?

Argh, beat me to it! Oi!

peterh peterh 5:48 pm 13 Aug 08

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

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.

maelinar,

john was hit by a truck during a training ride for a triathlon on the highway near his home in sydney. left him a paraplegic. he was in the panthers a grade as well.

the reason that I think that he is an inspiration to us all is that he has completed the Hawaiian Iron man marathon within able bodied time, swum the english channel and competed at the paralympics – he didn’t finish, he stacked, but this has only made him more determined to continue to try and better himself.

he is one of the most down to earth people you can ever meet, and his face lights up when he talks about the foundation, and the work he is doing – making disabled kids’ lives a little easier.

he set up and rode in the K4K (kilometers for kids) charity ride, riding from sydney to melbourne, with some of the corporate sponsors, my MD was one.

they donated a bed, wheelchair or other mobility aid to several kids along the way. These donations were raised by the sponsorship of the ride, and by ordinary folk like myself.

peterh peterh 3:33 pm 13 Aug 08

jakez said :

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!

don’t pay attention to names that much…

jakez 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 Skidbladnir 2:40 pm 13 Aug 08

Is Magnet Mart Guy still around?

jakez 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 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 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 PM 1:58 pm 13 Aug 08

Phred Bear. He’d hate it.

Mælinar - *spoiler alert* I've seen S04E13 Mælinar - *spoiler alert* I've seen S04E13 12:52 pm 13 Aug 08

That lovely lady in the 2XX shirt.

Primal Primal 12:49 pm 13 Aug 08

Mark Carmody.

Mælinar - *spoiler alert* I've seen S04E13 Mælinar - *spoiler alert* I've seen S04E13 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 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 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.

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