Page 2076 - Week 07 - Wednesday, 28 June 2023

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emotional support to people living with cystic fibrosis and their families. Under her leadership, Mental Illness Education ACT expanded access to mental health and
wellbeing education, and this was particularly important and impactful during the difficult pandemic period.

Gerard Martin has been awarded a Public Service Medal for outstanding public service in delivering advice and support to the Prime Minister and his office, and to the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. Mr Martin oversaw arrangements for the transition of government following the 2022 federal election, ensuring this occurred smoothly and successfully, and demonstrated his exceptional commitment to public service as the Head of Commonwealth Protocol through the delivery of the Australian government’s response to the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

Fergus Gardiner has been awarded an OAM for his service to medicine. Dr Gardiner is clearly an advocate for public health and committed to emergency and military medicine. I was impressed to learn of his involvement and important work with the Royal Flying Doctor Service. His work and research are profoundly important to the wider community and in saving the lives of those in need, and we thank him.

Geoffrey Moore has been awarded an OAM for service to athletics, having been involved in ACT athletics for over 30 years, including with the Speedy Geese Running Group, the ACT Cross Country Club, and the ACT Masters Athletics Club. His work with the ACT Masters Athletics Club is providing fantastic support for those over 30 wanting to enjoy fitness, build friendships with others and form meaningful community connections.

Virginia Leitch has been awarded a Public Service Medal for outstanding public service in developing the business case for the rehabilitation of the former Rum Jungle uranium mine. The dedication she has shown in the revival of this area is invaluable and has seen First Nations traditional owners and the wider community benefit from the restorative environmental work.

Marianne Horak has been appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia for distinguished service to entomology, to taxonomic and phylogenetic research, and to philanthropic endeavours. Dr Horak is an esteemed principal research scientist with CSIRO, involved in over 40 years of entomology research. She is also the co-founder and benefactor of the Australian Lepidoptera Research Endowment and a patron of Moths and Butterflies Australia.

Jill McIntosh has been awarded an AM for her significant service to netball, particularly as a coach at the national and international level. She has had international coaching success across numerous world netball championships and the 2002 Commonwealth Games, and attracted further international acclaim as head coach of Singapore in 2009 and Northern Island in 2012. Her investment and efforts in netball for over 50 years has no doubt inspired countless athletes to start and continue playing the great sport.

Anthony Hill has been awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal in recognition of his distinguished service to the community during his remarkable career with the ACT Rural Fire Service and volunteer work with the ACT State Emergency Service.


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