/ 11 June 2024

It’s an honour


The King’s Birthday public holiday means an Honours list, so here’s your cheat sheet… There were 737 recipients, so you’ll be pleased to hear we’re focusing on a few big names. The former leaders of Western Oz and Victoria, Mark McGowan and Dan Andrews, received the highest nods for their “service to public health” during the pandemic, being named Companions of the Order of Australia. Not everyone was on board with that… Kamilaroi woman and chef/educator Aunty Beryl Van Oploo was recognised for her service to the Indigenous community and the hospitality industry. Incoming GG Sam Mostyn and former cricket star Glenn McGrath were also on the list for their good deeds. And comedian Hamish Blake was honoured for his contributions to the arts. He says he “didn’t even get the King a birthday present”…

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