Australia Day 2020 Honours List
The Governor-General and Chancellor of the Order of Australia, His Excellency General the Honourable David Hurley AC DSC (Retd), has announced 1,099 awards in the Australia Day 2020 Honours List.
Included in the list are:
- 837 recipients of awards in the General Division of the Order of Australia (5 AC, 59 AO, 224 AM and 549 OAM)
- 26 recipients of awards in the Military Division of the Order of Australia (1 AO, 13 AM and 12 OAM); and
- 236 meritorious awards.
“Dedicated, committed, selfless - the people recognised today are outstanding and exemplify the best of Australia. I congratulate them,” the Governor-General said.
“Behind every medal and citation is a story. Whether through their service, sacrifice or significant achievement, these people help others and make our towns, communities and nation better.
“They’re extraordinary but also, in the best possible way, ordinary. The fantastic thing, the inspirational thing, is that we all know people like those who have been recognised today – people who look out for each other and, day-in-day-out, serve their communities in ways big and small. We have seen countless examples of this sort of service during the bushfire crisis.
“These outstanding Australians represent the best of who we are as a nation.”
“It’s a diverse list – with the percentage of women recipients in the Order of Australia above 41 per cent - but could be even more so. Over the course of my term as Governor-General I want to ensure that as many outstanding Australians as possible, from all backgrounds, are nominated.
“Anyone can be nominated for recognition through the Order of Australia – if you know someone you think worthy of recognition, I encourage you to put them forward for consideration.”