Thursday, 4 February 2021
Tasmania: Australia Day Awards
I seek leave to amend general business notice of motion No. 969 relating to Australia Day honours.
Before moving general business notice of motion No. 969 I ask that the names of Senators Whish-Wilson, McKim, Brown, Urquhart, Abetz, Duniam, Askew, Colbeck, Chandler and Lambie be added to the motion. I, and also on behalf of Senators Whish-Wilson, McKim, Brown, Urquhart, Abetz, Duniam, Askew, Colbeck, Chandler and Lambie, move the motion as amended:
That the Senate—
(a) acknowledges and congratulates the 2021 Australian of the year, Grace Tame, a proud Tasmanian who showed unbelievable strength and courage to overcome her own trauma and fight for survivors of child sexual abuse; and
(b) further acknowledges and congratulates the worthy Tasmanians who were recipients of the 2021 Australia Day Honours on 26 January 2021 for their outstanding achievement and services to Tasmania and Australia more broadly, including:
(i) Member of the Order of Australia (AM) recipients: Gregory Raymond Hall, Bernadette Black, Gerald Loughran, Sarah Briana Parry, Christopher Paul Webster, Lindy Hume, Peter Aubrey Cosier and Ross James Burridge,
(ii) Order of Australia Medal (OAM) recipients: the late Margaret Annette Bartkevicius-James, Rosemary Joan Bennett, Terrence Michael Bennett, Maxwell Arthur Burr, John Thomas Burton, Bruce Englefield, Katherine Cameron Macarthur, John Robert McDonald and Sally-Anne Wise,
(iii) Australian Fire Service Medal Recipients: Shane Ian Batt, Robert Bruce Dawes and David Thomas Oakley ESM,
(iv) Ambulance Service Medal Recipient: Matthew James Eastham and Pamela Anne Heiermann, and
(v) Emergency Services Medal Recipients: Cheryl Louise Ames, Jason Alec Lawrence and Jason Kenneth Robins.
(vii) Australian Corrections Medal (ACM) recipient: John Ross Pickering
Question agreed to.