MEMBER for New England, Barnaby Joyce is encouraging Upper Hunter residents to recognise fellow locals who have displayed exceptional service during the pandemic by nominating them for Australian national honour awards.
Candidates include health professionals providing critical care to COVID-19 patients or older Australians in aged care, frontline workers, researchers and scientists, frontline workers going above and volunteers who have been supporting vulnerable members of the community.
Mr Joyce said a range of honours and awards were available including the Order of Australia and specific occupation-based ‘meritorious’ awards for those in emergency and other services.
“I encourage you to take this opportunity to nominate individuals who during this pandemic have demonstrated exceptional service, for COVID-19 recognition in the Order of Australia,” said Mr Joyce.
“Individuals recognised for their contribution, service or achievement relating to COVID-19 will be featured on a dedicated COVID-19 honours roll as well as the official Australian honours database from the Queen’s Birthday in June,” he said.
The dedicated honours roll aims to recognise health professionals who have provided critical care to Covid-19 patients and
Nominations for Australian honours are made by completing the Order of Australia nomination form and will be considered by the Council for the Order of Australia, which makes a recommendation to the Governor-General.
For more information on Australian Honours, as well as information on how to make a nomination, click here.