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Patti Chong

Lawyer, Charity Fundraiser
Western Australia

Patti was born and educated in Batu Pahat, in the state of Johore, Malaysia and came to Perth in 1973.  She studied law at the University of Western Australia and graduated in 1979 with a Bachelor of Jurisprudence and a Bachelor of Laws in 1980. Patti...

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Priya Cooper

Paralympian - Swimming
Western Australia

Priya Cooper defeated cerebral palsy to become one of Australia's leading Paralympians.  She began swimming as a means of therapy at an early age, only later realising her potential as a competitor.  By 1995, at the age of 21, she held the world record...

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Judith Fordham

Criminal Barrister, Author
Western Australia

JUDITH FORDHAM Judith Fordham commenced her career in science, studied law, then founded and ran her own law firm for far too long. She then practiced as a barrister, and is also an Associate Professor at the Centre for Forensic Science, University of...

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Brian Greedy

Business Advisor, Professional Speaker
Western Australia

Brian Greedy is an award winning professional speaker who makes a difference with inspiring and motivational messages for all Australians. Brian speaks at Industry, Business and Government conferences throughout Australia, New Zealand and UK on practical...

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Ashlee Harrison

Suicide Prevention Avocate, WA Young Australian of the Year Finalist
Western Australia

Ashlee Harrison is the CEO & Founder of mental health charity; zero2hero Inc. and the director of social media company; Social Say. Ashlee setup the charity at the age of 21 before commencing her commerce degree at Curtin, and during her 6 years working...

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Clint Heal

CEO Melanoma WA, WA Young Australian of the Year 2011
Western Australia

At the age of just 22, Clinton Heal was diagnosed with Metastatic Melanoma.  During the last eight years he has had over 30 secondary tumours removed from all over his body.  When Clinton was initially diagnosed he discovered that there was nowhere...

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Dr Robert Isaacs AM

Aboriginal Elder, WA Australian of the Year finalist
Western Australia

Dr Isaacs is from the Whadjuk, Bibbilmum-Wardandi Noongar language group of the South West region of Western Australia and is Executive Manager of Social Lending Keystart Shared Equity home loan schemes for the Department of Housing. In recognition of...

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Darren Lomman

Founder Dreamfit Foundation, WA Young Australian of the Year 2007
Western Australia

Darren Lomman is passionate about improving quality of life for people with disabilities and enabling them to participate in life to the maximum. Darren is the CEO of the Dreamfit Foundation which he founded as a teenager in 2003 whilst completing his...

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Prof Ralph Martins AM

Alzheimers Expert, WA Australian of the Year 2010
Western Australia

Professor Ralph Martins AO is well-known and highly respected both nationally and internationally as a prominent researcher in Ageing and Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Over the last 30 years, his insight into this devastating disease has led to a number...

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Ken McAullay

Member WAFL Hall of Fame
Western Australia

2016 at Shire of Augusta-Margaret River.(events at Cowaramup, Margaret River & Augusta). Ken McAullay is a family man, married to Judy for over 40 yrs with three daughters. Ken carved out a distinguished sporting career for Western Australia in both...

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Dr Ann O'Neill

Director, Anglehands, WA Australian of the Year finalist
Western Australia

To put it simply, Dr Ann O’Neill is an inspiration. Her story of triumph over severe hardship and her commitment to improving the lives of others is one that should be shared.  However it goes much further than that, Ann is able to deliver funny, engaging...

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Prof Yogesan (Yogi) Kanagasingham

Eye Researcher, WA Australian of the Year finalist
Western Australia

Despite a childhood of extreme hardship, Professor Yogesan Kanagasingam has become a world-renowned scholar, innovator and champion, who is bringing eye care to the doorsteps of under-served populations.  After completing his studies in Norway with distinction,...

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Tim Britten CV

Cross of Valour Recipient
Western Australia

On 12 October 2002, following a terrorist bombing in Bali, Constable Timothy Britten placed his life in danger by repeatedly entering the burning Sari Club to rescue a seriously injured woman and to search for survivors. Constable Britten, a West Australian...

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Rick Newnham

WA Young Australian of the Year Finalist, Youth Representative
Western Australia

Chief Economist Rick Newnham is the Chief Economist at the Western Australian Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the State's peak business organisation representing 9,200 business members. As Chief Economist, Rick is responsible for identifying and advocating...

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Prof Lyn Beazley AO FTSE

Scientist, WA Australian of the Year 2015
Western Australia

For Professor Lyn Beazley, science has been a lifelong passion.  After graduating from Oxford and Edinburgh Universities, Lyn has dedicated more than 30 years to the field of neuroscience, researching recovery from brain damage and changing clinical...

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Deborah Tsai

Olympian - Synchronised Swimmer
Western Australia

My name is Deborah Tsai and I am 21 years old.  I was born in Singapore, and migrated to Perth in 2009.  I completed high school at All Saints' College in 2011, and graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from UWA at the end of 2015. Sport has been an...

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Adam Deans

Western Australia

From a young age Adam was an avid sportsman but when he lost his leg due to an osteosarcoma, a form of bone cancer, in his left thigh at the age of 17 his dream of becoming a professional sportsman looked as though it would never eventuate. With a positive...

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Anne Carey

WA Australian of the Year 2016
Western Australia

Medical Warrior A nurse, midwife and medical warrior, Anne Carey has spent her life helping others – even when it has been at great personal risk.  Volunteering in some of the world’s hotspots, including Darfur, Papua New Guinea and most recently...

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Brant Garvey

Western Australia

I am a Paralympian and Professional speaker and my passion is to inspire and help people so that they experience life to the fullest. Make NoXcuses. I was the first Australian above knee amputee to compete in an Ironman Triathlon, setting a world-record...

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Prof Colleen Hayward AM

Educator, WA Australian of the Year finalist
Western Australia

The daughter of Western Australia’s first Aboriginal teacher and school principal, Colleen Hayward has devoted her life to education. As the head of Edith Cowan University’s Kurongkurl Katitjin Centre for Indigenous Education and Research, Colleen...

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