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CEW President honored in Queen's Birthday list

CEW President honored in Queen's Birthday list

The list marks the highest number of women awarded in the history of the Order of Australia, which began in 1975, and a record 15 percent increase in female recipients compared to the Australia Day 2018 Honours List.

As he geared up to win April's Commonwealth Games T54 marathon gold in his final race in green and gold, he ensured the spotlight was firmly on others living with disabilities - "the guys who don't have the stage".

Six out of the 10 Australians named as Companions of the Order of Australia (AC) on Monday are women.

Comedian Tom Gleisner gained an Order of Australia (AO) for his charity work.

"When I opened the letter, the feeling was incredible".

UWA graduates appointed Officers in the General Division (AO) were psychologist and former UWA adjunct senior lecturer Paula Nathan, of Claremont (BA, BPsych, MPsych); immunologist Professor Jim McCluskey, of North Melbourne (BMedSc, MBBS, MD); Dr Paul Wood, of Fitzroy (BSc); Emeritus Professor Robin Crekye, of Waramanga ACT (LLB); former UWA staff member Clinical Professor Michael Quinlan, of Nedlands (MBBS, MD); and Dr David Cook, of Mosman NSW (BE).

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Malcolm said he was "delighted and very proud" to receive the honour, having found his time as a magistrate "hugely rewarding".

World heavyweight champion boxer Anthony Joshua is made an OBE for services to sport, while 20-year-old alpine skier Menna Fitzpatrick, Britain's most successful winter paralympian, is the youngest on this year's list, picking up an MBE for services to Paralympic winter Olympic sport. She has never been far from the spotlight, always willing to speak her mind and take a stand to highlight issues close to her heart.

THERE is no doubt that some of the well-known names in the Queen's Birthday Honours thoroughly deserve their gongs - indeed Kenny Dalglish's recognition is long overdue.

Fraser said such awards made her reflect on how big a part her parents played in shaping her future.

"No athlete can get through life today without the help of parents and they also ensure athletes keep a level head through their careers". For many years she was the chair of ScreenWest, the state's film development agency.