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15 January, 2021

Queensland Great Awards Closing

QUEENSLANDERS are encouraged to recognise outstanding Queenslanders


Dr Mark Loane OAM – Ophthalmologist and Queensland Great nominee. PHOTO: supplied

 Queensland Great Awards Closing

 QUEENSLANDERS are encouraged to recognise outstanding Queenslanders who have educated, captivated and enriched the State with nominations for the 2021 Queensland Greats Awards closing on  January 29.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the awards were a unique opportunity to celebrate exceptional Queensland individuals and institutions.

“Our Queensland Greats have shaped our State, exemplifying the resilient Queensland spirit and carving out impressive and lasting legacies,” the Premier said.

“Since 2001, we have awarded a diverse cohort of Queenslanders, who have served their respective communities and industries while demonstrating perseverance, innovation and excellence.

"It is now up to the Queensland public to recognise the people and institutions who have had a positive impact on the State and to submit nominations for the 2021 Queensland Greats Awards.”

This year is the first opportunity for the awards to recognise those people who have supported communities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The awards have recognised 102 individuals, 16 institutions, six posthumous recipients and one honorary recipient.

Last year’s recipients included child safety champions Bruce Morcombe Order of Australia (OAM) and Denise Morcombe OAM, doctor and autism advocate Associate Professor James Morton AM, and domestic and family violence prevention advocate Betty Taylor.

Those nominated for this year are:

·       Nancy Bates OAM - Services to the community

·       Graham Jackson OAM – Business and community

·       Dr Mark Loane AM – Ophthalmologist and sporting legend

·       Kay McGrath OAM – Journalist and community advocate

·       Bruce Morcombe OAM and Denise Morcombe OAM – Child safety champions

·       Queensland Country Women’s Association – Empowering and inspiring women

·       St Vincent de Paul Society Queensland – Helping people in need

To find out more about the Queensland Greats Awards and to submit a nomination for the 2021 Awards visit:


qld.gov.au/qldgreats

 



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