The Griffith Australia Day Awards recognise volunteers who perform extraordinary or outstanding voluntary work in the Griffith electorate. The former Member for Griffith, the Hon Kevin Rudd AC, established these awards in 2000. You can find the full list of recipients below.
The current Member, Terri Butler MP, has continued the tradition while in office. For over twenty years, outstanding local volunteers have been honoured with these awards. The recipients are selected by a committee of eminent locals, and conferred by Terri Butler MP.
The 2021 recipients
The 2021 Griffith Australia Day Awards Recipients are:
Candi Kelly, Barny Barnhill, Julie Barnhill, Andrew Grace, Noel Murray, Carl McAlevey, Rodger Graf and Bernard Goodwin - Community Friends
Luanne Carter - Royals Netball Club
Nicole Carey - Camp Hill P&C Association
Bill Dahl - Lions Club of Brisbane Camp Hill Carindale
Jeff Croll - Brisbane Holland Park Lions Club
Chris Dawson and Tracey Olivieri - Friends of South Brisbane Cemetery
Stephanie Ford - Norman Creek Catchment Coordinating Committee
Angela Christodoulou - Queensland Koala Society
Bailey Newbold - Holland Park Meals on Wheels
The Easts Tigers Committee
Cate Vickers - Bulimba Community Centre
Ali Kadri - Charity Australia, Islamic Society of Holland Park and Islamic Council of Queensland
Linda Francis - Bulimba Hockey Club
Elizabeth Cowie - House Conspiracy and Kurilpa Futures
The announcement and the ceremony
The Awards are intended to be inclusive. The Griffith Australia Day Awards ceremony is an important event on the local calendar. In recent years, though the awards have continued to be announced on Australia Day, the awards ceremony has been held later in the year.
The Awards Committee
The awards are announced following a committee review process. The 2021 committee is Mr Craig Bowen OAM (chair), former Deputy Premier the Hon Paul Lucas, and former Councillor Ms Faith Hopkins.
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