Thursday 8 February 2018 Assembly
Australia Day Awards
Mr T. SMITH (Kew) (09:47:25) — I rise to congratulate the following constituents of mine who received orders of Australia on Australia Day: Emeritus Professor David Ames for an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for services to dementia and psychiatry; Mr Jeffrey Whittle for an AO for services to the mining sector and technology; Mr Peter Barker for a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for representing Australia as an interpreter at the highest levels of diplomacy; Mr Jon Hickman for an AM for services to education and heritage; Mr Russell Scott for an AM for services to chemical engineering; Mr David Singleton for an AM for services to the engineering sector; and Mr Ian Rickards for a Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the Australian Air League. I would also like to congratulate Mr Andrew Michelmore, a great personal friend of my family, who was awarded an AO for his contribution to the mining industry, education and rowing.
I also congratulate Mrs Vivienne Harkness, Boroondara Citizen of the Year, for her services to the Boroondara Stroke Support Group; Mr Bernie Smith, the Boroondara Volunteer of the Year, for his work on the North Balwyn Men’s Shed in my electorate; and Mrs Anne Brown for her volunteer contribution to Guide Dogs Victoria and Rotary.