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2018 Tasmanian Australian of the year nominees

Australian of the Year Awards

Community builders, an organic farmer, fundraisers, artists, and educators, are just some of the nominees for the 2018 Tasmanian Australian of the Year Awards.

The Tasmanian Award nominees are in the running to be named Tasmanian Australian of the Year, Tasmanian Senior Australian of the Year, Tasmanian Young Australian of the Year and Tasmanian Local Hero.

The 2018 Tasmanian Award nominees are:

2018 TASMANIAN AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR

  • Michael Hill – Former chief magistrate & legal reform pioneer (Tranmere)
  • Scott Rankin – Theatre director, writer & arts charity leader (Boat Harbour)
  • Charles Rayner – Community builder & migrant supporter (Invermay)
  • Alison Stone – Educator & children’s champion (Montrose)

2018 TASMANIAN SENIOR AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR

  • Romilda Amorosa OAM – Fundraiser for cancer (Hobart)
  • Lynne Price – Music & arts leader, cultural captain (North West Tasmania)
  • Tony Scherer – Organic farmer (Coal Valley)
  • John Ward – Founder of a grandparents’ network (Hobart)

2018 TASMANIAN YOUNG AUSTRALIAN OF THE YEAR

  • Shai Denny – Disability advocate (Ridgley)
  • Dakoda Leary – Mental health volunteer and youth spokesperson (Hobart)
  • Nene Manasseh – Anti-racism campaigner & refugee advocate (Hobart)
  • Dr Jessica Manuela – Dentist helping Indigenous communities (Blackmans Bay)

2018 TASMANIAN LOCAL HERO

  • Judi Adams – Breast cancer fundraiser (West Moonah)
  • Joy Cairns OAM – Social entrepreneur & disability services pioneer (Hobart)
  • Helen Hortle – Social justice & human rights educator (Hobart)
  • Craig Machen – Extreme sea kayaker & fundraiser for Motor Neurone Disease (Somerset)

The Tasmanian Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Local Hero Award recipients will be announced on Friday 17 November at Government House in Hobart.

The Tasmanian Award recipients will then join a cohort of 32 State and Territory recipients from around Australia in the National Awards, which will be held in Canberra on 25 January 2018.

For more information on the Australian of the Year Awards visit australianoftheyear.org.au