Australia Day Honours

The Australia Day Honours offers a way for the country to celebrate its best people.  We congratulate alumni of The Australian National University who received recognition in the Australia Day Honours and we take great pride in their service to the wider community.

This year's recipients

Professor Terry Birtles OAM
GradDipIntLaw '89
For service to the community through a range of roles.
Professor Frank Bongiorno AM
PhD '94
For significant service to tertiary education in the field of history.
Dr Alison Broinowski AM
PhD '02
For significant service to international relations as an academic, author, and diplomat.
Wing Commander Louise Burstow CSM
Master of Military and Defence '13
For meritorious achievement and devotion to duty in a non-warlike operation while deployed as Task Group Commanding Officer Expeditionary Airbase Operations Unit, Middle East Region on Operation ACCORDION from April 2017 to October 2017.
Lieutenant Colonel Wade Cooper CSC
Master of Military and Defence '16
For outstanding achievement and devotion to duty as the Brigade Major, Headquarters 1st Brigade.
Major Giles Cornelia DSM CSM
Master of Military Studies (Hons) '14
For distinguished leadership in warlike operations as Commanding Officer Training Task Unit of Task Group Taji V while deployed on Operation OKRA from June 2017 to December 2017.
Professor David Crawford AM
PhD '97
For significant service to science, education and research in the field of public health nutrition.
Dr Gary Dolman PSM
PhD '88
For outstanding public service in the leadership of research and contribution to national economic reform in the areas of infrastructure, transport and regional economics.
Mr Ross Dunn OAM
GradDipIntLaw '89
For service to the community through victims of crime advocacy and support.
Professor Ronald Ekers AO
PhD '68
For distinguished service to science as a radio astronomer, to scientific education, and to international astronomical organisations.
Ms Pamela Fayle AM
BA(Asian Studies)(Hons) '78, BEc '77
For significant service to international relations through senior diplomatic roles, and to the community.
Professor Sandra Harding FAICD AO
BSc(Hons) '79
For distinguished service to education at the national and international level, and to the community of Queensland. Previously Suffixes were FAIM, FAICD. FAIM has been replaced with AO.
Captain Nick Hart CSC
MBA '02
For outstanding devotion to duty, dedication and achievement as the Naval Attaché to Indonesia.
Mr Gary Humphries AO
GradCertArts '17, BA '80, LLB '83
For distinguished service to the Parliament of Australia, and to the Legislative Assembly of the Australian Capital Territory.
Lieutenant Commander Rachel Jones CSC
M Arts(Military Studies) '15, MMilLaw(Hons) '10
For outstanding achievement in the application of exceptional skills as the Command Legal Officer within Headquarters Joint Task Force 633 on Operation ACCORDION from March 2017 to September 2017.
Mr Bruce Leaver AM
BSc (Forestry) '68
For significant service to conservation and heritage preservation, to public administration, and to the community.
The Honourable John Lonsdale PSM
BEc (Hons) '87
For outstanding public service through improving the stability, efficiency and competiveness of Australia's financial system and increasing the robustness of Australia's foreign investment framework.
Dr Peter McCawley AM
PhD '72
For significant service to the Asia-Pacific region through economic advisory roles.
Major Benjamin McLennan CSC
Master of Military Studies (Hons) '15
For outstanding achievement as the Commander Joint Task Group 629 on Operation AUGURY (Philippines) from October 2017 to February 2018.
Professor Sarah Miller AM
Bachelor of Arts '80
For significant service to the performing arts through research, education and advisory roles.
Lieutenant Colonel Paul Nelson CSC
Master of Military Studies '12
For outstanding achievement as the Staff Officer Grade One Technical Management within Headquarters Forces Command.
The Honourable Justice Geoffrey Nettle QC AC
BEc '73
For eminent service to the judiciary, and to the law, to criminal and civil appeals reform, to legal education, and to professional standards.
Dr Paul Pavli AM
PhD '91
For significant service to medicine, to patient care, and as a researcher and mentor.
Dr Chris Pigram AM
PhD '94
For significant service to public administration, particularly through scientific leadership roles.
Dr Kaye Price AM
PhD '06
For significant service to education, particularly through Indigenous teaching initiatives.
Ms Cathryn Reid PSM
BA '89, LLB(Hons) '89
For outstanding public service through the provision of legal advice and contributions to the strategic management of major Commonwealth infrastructure, marine and aviation projects.
Mr David Richards OAM
GDLP(Hons) '96, LLB '96
For service to the community through charitable initiatives.
Commander Luke Ryan CSC
Master of Military and Defence '13
For outstanding achievement in the performance of duty as the Commanding Officer of the Royal Australian Navy Recruit School.
Professor Elaine Sadler AO
PhD '83
For distinguished service to science as an astrophysicist, in the field of galaxy evolution, and to gender equality.
Professor Peter Schofield AO
PhD '85
For distinguished service to medical and scientific research in the field of neuroscience, and to professional institutes.
Lieutenant Commander Darryl Scott CSC
MPhil '04
For meritorious achievement as the Senior Instructor Maritime Intelligence Wing at the Defence Force School of Intelligence.
Lieutenant Colonel Mark Smith CSC
Master of Military and Defence '13
For outstanding achievement as the Commanding Officer of 25th/49th Battalion, the Royal Queensland Regiment and Commanding Officer of Battle Group CANNAN.
Ms Jane Smyth OAM
MPhil '17
For service to the community of Canberra.
Dr David Stevens AM
MA '92
For significant service to Australian naval history as a researcher and author.
The Honourable Margaret Stone AO
LLB (Hons) '76
For distinguished service to public administration, particularly to national security, to the judiciary, and to legal education.
Ms Meredith Whitten PSM
GradDipGovComLaw (2005)
For outstanding public service to organisational integrity and capability in the disability sector in the Australian Capital Territory.
Dr Patricia Woolley AM
PhD '67
For significant service to the environment through the conservation of Australian dasyurid marsupials.
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