March 4, 2020  |  Members Statement

Australia Day Awards

CARBINES (Ivanhoe) (13:45): I rise to thank and congratulate local Australia Day Award recipients in my Ivanhoe electorate. Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia went to Professor John Dewar for distinguished service to education through leadership roles in the university sector and to professional organisations, certainly in his role as vice-chancellor at La Trobe University; and to Professor Jeffrey Zajac in Heidelberg, for distinguished service to medical research and education, particularly in the field of endocrinology, and to professional societies. Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia went to Ms Mary Featherston in Ivanhoe, for significant service to the arts, particularly to interior and industrial design; to Professor Marjory Moodie in Eaglemont, for significant service to education, particularly to health economics; and to Dr John Santamaria in Heidelberg for significant service to intensive care medicine. The Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division went to Ms Julie Ryan in Ivanhoe East, for services to secondary education—

Ms Thomas interjected.

Mr CARBINES: Yes, member for Macedon, she was principal of Our Lady of Mercy College, Heidelberg, from 2005 to 2017. It also went to Peter Williams in Eaglemont for services to maritime history.

I would also like to acknowledge several other recipients: Michael Malouf, AM, for services to local government and to the community of Victoria; Colleen Pearce from the Office of the Public Advocate, who I was with just last week, for significant services to the community through public advocacy roles; the Honourable Sherryl Garbutt, for services to the people, who previously served in this place as minister and member for Greensborough and Bundoora; and of course Elaine Carbines, AM, former member in the other place, for significant service to conservation and the environment.