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Coalition Outpolls Labor In Australia Day Honours

The annual list of Australia Day honours has been released.

Politically, the Liberal and National Parties have done well in this year’s honours.

The former Deputy Prime Minister, Tim Fischer, and the former Victorian Premier, Jeff Kennett, have been made ACs, Companions of the Order of Australia, the highest category.

Lynton Crosby, the former federal director of the Liberal Party, was made an AO. Crosby has been in the news in recent days for his role in advising the British Conservative Party leader, Michael Howard. Howard has announced an immigration policy which includes a crackdown on asylum seekers. [Read more…]


Australia Day Honours 2003

This is the full list of 2003 Australia Day Honours.

ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

COMPANION (AC) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION

The Honourable Justice Ian David CALLINAN
Kingston ACT
For service to the judiciary and the practice of law, to the arts and to
the community.

Dr Ashton Trevor CALVERT
Barton ACT
For service to the development of Australian foreign policy, including
advancement of business relations between Australia and Japan, and for
leadership and highly distinguished contributions to Australia’s overall
economic and security interests at critical times in the international
environment.

The Honourable Justice Keith MASON
Sydney NSW
For service to the law and legal scholarship, to the judicial system in
New South Wales, to the Anglican Church, and to the community. [Read more…]