Five locals receive Queen's Birthday Honours

Cheryl Sanders
June 13, 2018

These honours, which are handed out twice a year, once at New Year and again to mark the Queen's birthday, recognize ordinary people and celebrities, who have made achievements in public life or committed themselves to serving and helping Britain.

Other Queenslanders recognised include former Energex CEO, the late Terry Effeney, prostate cancer researcher Professor Suzanne Chambers, Antarctic explorer Sydney Kirkby and artist and engineer Natalie Jeremijenko.

Some 210 people have been made an OBE this year, 392 an MBE, and 318 awarded a BEM (British Empire Model).

Fraser said she was thrilled with the AC. It was like winning my first gold medal, " she said. I am delighted and feel greatly honoured and privileged.

The 28-year-old, who now holds WBA, IBF and WBO titles and boasts an undefeated professional record, picked up an MBE back in 2013 after claiming Olympic gold at the London 2012 Games. She has never been far from the spotlight, always willing to speak her mind and take a stand to highlight issues close to her heart.

Dr Diana Owen and Kazuo Ishiguro are among five local recipients of the Queen's Birthday Honours.

"I am very pleased that my contribution has been recognised in this way", he said, "but this honour is also a recognition of the contribution that all magistrates make to their local communities and to the justice system and I would like to thank my colleagues on the bench and at the Magistrates Association for the support that they have given me in almost thirty years as a magistrate".

She has been recognised for her work as a role model within the industry and for her contribution's to the nation's cultural identity. For many years she was the chair of ScreenWest, the state's film development agency.

"It's at the top because I feel like this is something completely different", he said.

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