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Winners and nominees for the 2014 Australian of the Year awards in their categories, State Finalist NT Young Australian of the Year 2014: Amy Heatherington; National Finalist ACT Senior Australian of the Year 2014: Graham Walker; National Recipient Australian of the Year 2014: Adam Goodes; Nominee NSW Local Hero 2014: Danielle Miller

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for the 2015 awards.
Open until 1 August

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Celebrating the achievement and contribution of eminent Australian citizens.

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Recognising those Australians aged 60 and over who continue to achieve and make a difference.

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Celebrating inspiring 16 to 30 year olds who have accomplished great things in all walks of life.

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Established in 1999, Australia’s Local Hero acknowledges people making a difference in their local community.

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Since 1960 our nation has celebrated the achievement and contribution of eminent citizens through the Australian of the Year Awards. The awards profile leading Australians who
are role models for us all.

The Australian of the Year
Awards is proudly
supported by the
Commonwealth Bank.

One nomination is all it takes

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“I’ve never been driven to nominate someone before for the Awards - I don’t know Adam personally, even at a distance the way he conducts himself in the community really inspires me to think about how I can be a more community-minded Australian.”

Rob Stanton-Cook

Nominator of Adam Goodes,
National Recipient,
Australian of the Year 2014

Australian of the Year 2014

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Kicking goals for his team and taking a stand against racism.

Adam Goodes

AFL player and community leader

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Other Australian
of the Year recipients

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The Senior Australian of the Year Award recognises those Australians aged 60 and over who continue to achieve and contribute. The award commenced in the International Year of Older Persons in 1999.

The Senior Australian of the
Year category is proudly
supported by the
Department of
Social Services.

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“It made me feel like the work I was doing was worthwhile.”

Graham Walker

Veterans’ campaigner,
National Finalist,
ACT Senior Australian of the Year 2014

Senior Australian of the Year 2014

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A reconciliation advocate who has spent a lifetime championing social equality.

Fred Chaney AO

Reconciliation advocate

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Other Senior Australian of the Year recipients

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The Young Australian of the Year Award recognises those aged 16 to 30 who are outstanding and exceptional young Australians. The Young Australian of the Year has been awarded since 1979.

The Young Australian of the
Year has been awarded
since 1979. The Young
Australian of the Year
category is proudly
supported by the
Department of
Education.

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“I’d say if someone inspires you – then nominate them, there’s no reason not to. The feeling they’re going to get from that is worth it in itself.”

Rachael Bettiens

Nominator of Amy Hetherington,
State Finalist,
NT Young Australian of the Year 2014

Young Australian of the Year 2014

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A record breaking swimmer.

Jacqueline Freney

Paralympic champion

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The Local Hero Award was introduced into the Australian of the Year Awards in 2003. It acknowledges extraordinary contributions made by Australians in their local community.

Australia’s Local Hero is proudly supported by the Department
of Immigration and
Border Protection.

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“You don‘t have to win to find being recognised validating.”

Dannielle Miller

Educator, author and media commentator
Nominee,
NSW Local Hero 2014

Australia’s Local Hero 2014

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Co-founder of TLC for kids, a children’s charity that has assisted more than four million sick children and their families.

Tim Conolan

Children’s Charity Founder

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Local Hero recipients

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Process

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Criteria

Get to know the eligibility and selection criteria. This is what the selection panel will be thinking about when they read your nomination. Check out some tips to assist your nomination.

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Supporting information

Provide supporting documentation with your nomination. This could include newspaper clippings, personal references, or a CV. The more information you provide the more chance your nominee will have of being shortlisted for an award.

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Include a referee

Think about who could be a personal referee as they may be contacted for more information if your nominee is shortlisted. This person should have some knowledge of your nominee‘s hard work or achievements.

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Submit your nomination

Submit your nomination online by 1 August 2014. All eligible nominations will receive confirmation within 10 days.

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