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.
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