Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018

Queen’s Birthday Honours 2018

In 2018 women outnumber men for top gongs on list for first time

Posted on 11.06.2018

A diverse group of Australians from a wide range of fields have been recognised in this year’s Queen’s Birthday honours list.

Last year, just one woman was awarded the highest honour, the Companion of the Order of Australia. This year, there are six.

It is the first time women have outnumbered men at any level in an Australian honours list.

With connections to the outdoor and active recreation sector, Elsie Seriat has been honoured for her contribution to her community of Thursday Island, north of Queensland.

After completing the New York Marathon in 2014, she began the Deadly Running Group to promote a healthy lifestyle on the island of just 3,000 people.

She will now add a Medal of the Order of Australia to her trophy cabinet.

“I base it all back to my family and everyone back home because I wouldn’t be who I am today if it wasn’t for my family and community support,” she said.

Source
ABC News

CLICK for full list of 2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients

 

Share

FacebookTwitter

Have a story to tell or news to share?

Let us know by Submitting a News Story

Discover Queensland

Explore all of Queensland’s adventures.

Start Exploring

What's On

Jun

07

Scenic Rim Enduro Series Rd 2

MT JOYCE IS BACK!
Come Join us at the 2nd Gravity Enduro round for 2020.

Read more

Jun

20

Kooralbyn Valley MTB 12hr/24hr or 6+6 Endurance

Kooralbyn Valley MTB 24hr Endurance Dusk til Dawn
Read more

Jul

24

Canoe Leader Training Course

Is it time to get recognised qualifications for your outdoor recreation skills?
Read more

Latest News

COVID-safe plans for field sports & fitness

Queensland chief health officer approves industry plans

Read more
Cycling Boom puts focus on keeping riders safe

Focus on keeping riders safe

Read more
Volunteer Marine Rescue QLD funding uncertain

Volunteer Marine Rescue Queensland calls for urgent decision on funding future

Read more

Become a member

We welcome applications for new Community and Green Circle Members from organisations and individuals involved in the outdoors

Learn More
Tail Lights by Georgina Pratten