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900 Aussies To Receive Queen's Honour

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900 Aussies To Receive Queen's Honour

A whopping 900 Australians are being recognised in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours, including some of our finest leaders, researchers, sport and entertainment stars and local heroes.

15 Aussies will receive the nation's highest honour; the Companion of the Order of Australia. That includes Hollywood star Cate Blanchett who is being recognised for her service to the performing arts, as well as her support for humanitarian and environmental causes.


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Qantas boss Alan Joyce, who recently copped a pie in the face by a protester railing against corporate support for same-sex marriage, has also been appointed a COA for his services to the aviation and tourism industries, after turning around the flying kangaroo's fortunes from a record loss in 2013/14.


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After being in the public eye for almost 60 years, Aussie entertainer Patti Newton is being recognised for her work in TV and for her support of several charities throughout her career including Scope, Variety Club and Stroke Foundation.


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Other Australians being honoured during the ceremony include Indigenous actress Deborah Mailman, she's being appointed a Member (AM) for her work as an actor and also for being a role model for indigenous performers. While fashion designer Collette Dinnigan scored an appointment in the 'general division' for her work as a designer and entrepreneur, and a supporter and promoter of Australian wool.


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