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Thursday, 9 February 2017
Page: 586


Mr HOGAN (Page) (10:41): I would like to acknowledge recent Australia Day award winners. I acknowledge the Clarence Valley Council Citizen of the Year, Diane Lee, and the joint winners of the Young Citizen of the Year award: Bennett Mitchehill and Hannah Smith, both delightful young people. The Local Hero award winner is Roger Green, a wonderful fundraiser. The Community Achievement award winner is Grafton Midnight Basketball; they also do great work. I thank all the nominees and winners, who are inspirational people in our community.

I also acknowledge the winners in the Richmond Valley Council Australia Day awards. The Citizen of the Year award winner is Brian O'Farrell, whose father also won this award previously. The Young Citizen of the Year is Aiden Yourell. The Sportsperson of the Year is Robert Johnston. The Young Sportsperson of the Year is Jacob Jolley. The Volunteer of the Year is Bill Bartier. The Young Volunteer of the Year is Nicholas Colbrelli-Adams. Congratulations to all of you. It was a hot day at Woodburn that day, but you are all inspirational people in our community. I thank you for what you do.

I also acknowledge the winners of the Lismore City Council Australia Day awards. John Turnbull from Modanville received an OAM for his services to secondary education. Alan Hoskins from South Gundurimba got his OAM for service to the Uniting Church in Australia and to the community more generally. The Citizen of the Year is Jane Boorman. The Young Citizen of the Year is Caitlin Bargwanna. The Junior Sportsperson of the Year is Courtney Linton. The Senior Sportsperson of the Year is Belinda Smith. The Organisation of the Year is the Lismore Kart Club, and I acknowledge Barry Fisher for his work with the Lismore Kart Club and PCYC. The Sustainable Environment award winner is John and Margaret Hildebrand. The Art and Culture award winner is Julian Louis. The Individual Services in the Community award winner is Julie De Nardi. The Group Services in the Community award winner is the Lismore Park Run—Anthony and Belinda Smith. Congratulations. I thank you all for what you do in our community.

I also acknowledge all the winners in the latest Australia Day awards for Kyogle Council. Frederick Finch from Kyogle got an OAM for his services to maritime history preservation. The Citizen of the Year award winner is Roslyn Knights. The Senior Citizen of the Year is Vic Walters. The Junior Citizen of the Year is Ebony Lavell. The Sportsperson of the Year is Amber Bryant. The Minor Student award winner is Ella Day. The Minor Sportsperson award went to Oliver Rixon. The Junior Student award was jointly awarded to Thomas Masters and Tegan Pederson. The Senior Student award winner was Eloise Crawter.

In Bonalbo, the Citizen of the Year is Duncan Robertson and the Young Citizen of the Year is Mason Newton. The Sportsperson of the Year is Kaitlyn Summers. The Business of the Year is the Dog'N Bull Hotel—Kerry and Paul Horne. The Community Organisation of the Year is the Bonalbo Community Hall.

In Woodenbong, the Citizen of the Year is Nan Krarup and the Young Citizen of the Year is Madeleine Barrett. The Junior Sportsperson of the Year is Katelyn Grimmett. The Community Organisation of the Year is the Woodenbong Rural Fire Brigade. I thank you for all that you do in our community.