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Tuesday, 5 June 1984
Page: 2573

(Question No. 783)


Senator Crowley asked the Minister representing the Special Minister of State, upon notice, on 30 March 1984:

(1) Please advise the number of men and the number of women in the following categories of Australia Day honours awards:

(a) Companions of the Order of Australia;

(b) Members of the Order of Australia;

(c) Medals of the Order of Australia;

(d) Officers of the Order of Australia;

by State, for each year since inception of the awards.


Senator Gareth Evans —The Special Minister of State has provided the following answer to the honourable senator's question:

(1) The total number of awards presented both in the general and the military divisions of the Order of Australia since the Order was instituted in 1975 is 3, 397. In the general division, 2,177 awards were made to men and 646 to women. In the military division, 560 were to men and 14 to women.

(2) The following tables provide relevant details.

(a) COMPANIONS OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

NSW Vic. Qld SA WA Tas. ACT NT Other* Military

1975 Male 3 1 . . . . . . 1 1 . . . . 2 Female . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1976 Male 3 1 . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . Female . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1977 Male 1 . . . . 1 1 . . 2 . . . . . . Female . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1978 Male . . 1 . . 1 . . . . 4 1 . . . . Female . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1979 Male 3 . . . . 3 . . . . 2 . . . . . . Female 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1980 Male 3 . . . . . . . . . . 2 1Hon. . . . . Female 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1981 Male 1 3 . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . Female . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1982 Male 1 1 . . . . . . 1 1 2Hon. . . . . Female . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . 1Hon. . . . . 1983 Male 3 . . 1 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . Female . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984 Male 1 1 . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . Female . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Totals 20 10 1 7 1 2 14 5 . . 2 Male 19 9 1 7 1 2 14 4 . . 2 Female 1 1 . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . Grand Total 62

(b) MEMBERS OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

1975 Male 18 7 3 3 1 7 . . . . . . 30 Female 2 5 1 3 1 2 . . . . . . 6 1976 Male 19 18 6 9 7 8 . . 1 2 51 Female 5 5 4 4 2 6 3 . . . . . . 1977 Male 12 13 1 7 5 3 2 . . 1 25 Female 1 . . . . 3 1 2 1 . . . . . . 1978 Male 16 7 2 22 8 7 3 4 2 24 Female 3 2 . . 3 3 1 1 . . . . 1 1979 Male 18 18 7 12 9 8 6 1 1 25 Female 8 3 . . 3 . . 1 . . 2 1 . . 1980 Male 36 14 3 20 13 5 7 1 1 25 Female 13 2 1 1 . . 3 . . 1 . . . . 1981 Male 42 25 4 17 8 5 2 1 2 24 Female 9 . . . . 3 2 1 2 . . . . 1 1982 Male 31 29 10 11 14 3 7 2 1 25 Female 6 1 . . 2 1 1 . . . . . . . . 1983 Male 32 23 15 12 5 2 5 1 1 36 Female . . 3 1 2 . . 1 3 . . 1 . . 1984 Male 21 9 7 8 7 3 2 1 . . 19 Female 7 5 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Totals 299 189 67 145 87 69 44 15 13 292 Male 245 163 58 121 77 51 34 12 11 284 Female 54 26 9 24 10 18 10 3 2 8 Grand Total 1,220

(c) MEDALS OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

1975 Male . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Female . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1976 Male . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Female . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1977 Male 8 8 3 16 10 2 3 . . 22 Female 9 6 1 6 1 6 2 . . . . 1978 Male 19 8 5 19 9 8 4 2 1 20 Female 11 6 5 2 7 1 1 . . 2 1979 Male 34 16 3 17 13 12 4 9 . . 22 Female 16 8 3 11 13 3 3 . . 1980 Male 81 27 9 28 15 15 6 4 . . 22 Female 40 8 3 20 4 5 5 2 . . 1981 Male 85 22 18 39 18 10 2 3 2 22 Female 41 8 6 13 1 7 2 2 2 . . 1982 Male 92 43 19 32 20 5 2 6 . . 22 Female 41 12 7 9 7 3 5 2 . . . . 1983 Male 54 29 16 27 9 8 2 3 1 34 Female 23 17 6 9 2 3 1 . . 4 1984 Male 24 20 12 11 9 2 2 1 1 Hon 30 Female 13 7 7 4 2 1 2 1 . . . . Totals 591 245 118 266 112 115 44 43 7 200 Male 397 173 85 189 93 70 24 31 5 194 Female 194 72 33 77 19 45 20 12 2 5 Grand Total 1,741

(d) OFFICERS OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

1975 Male 2 4 . . 1 1 . . . . . . . . 5 Female . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1976 Male 5 11 2 5 1 3 2 . . 1 15 Female 1 1 1 1977 Male 3 2 1 3 1 1 1 . . . . 10 Female 1 . . . . . . . . 1 . . . . . . . . 1978 Male 12 6 1 5 3 2 1 1 10 Female 1979 Male 10 4 . . 5 4 3 4 1 . . 10 Female 1980 Male 9 2 1 6 2 1 5 . . 2 Hon 10 Female 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 Hon . . 1981 Male 9 5 4 7 1 2 2 1 1 5 Female . . 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1982 Male 15 9 2 7 2 2 3 1 5 Female 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 . . 1983 Male 11 5 4 7 2 3 3 3 5 Female 2 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1984 Male 8 6 4 5 1 1 4 1 5 Female 1 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Totals 92 55 19 47 20 20 26 3 12 80 Male 84 54 19 46 20 19 26 3 10 80 Female 8 1 . . 1 . . 1 . . . . 2 . . Grand Total 374

* Other-awards to Australian citizens resident abroad and honorary awards to non-Australian citizens.

* Australia Day Awards 1984.