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Congratulations to Logan's Queensland Australian of the Year Award finalists

Published: 15 October 2014

Congratulations to Logan's Queensland Australian of the Year Award finalists

The Leadership Team congratulates Uncle Barry Watson, Yassmin Abdel-Magied and Hetty Johnston, three Logan identities named as finalists in the Queensland Australian of the Year 2015 Awards.
They are among 16 nominees across four categories.

In announcing the finalists on 7 October, Queensland Premier Campbell Newman said: "Each of these finalists provides us with a unique story of tenacity, reminding us why it's so great to be a Queenslander. While these finalists come from a range of backgrounds, one thing remains consistent – their ongoing commitment to making Queensland a better place."

Uncle Barry, a community and Indigenous teacher, is a Queensland Local Hero finalist, while youth and multicultural affairs supporter Yassmin is a Queensland Young Australian of the Year finalist. Uncle Barry also recently featured in Logan City Council's new city pride video.

Hetty Johnston AM, a well-known child safety campaigner who launched the Bravehearts organisation in Logan is a finalist for Queensland Australian of the Year.

The Queensland Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Local Hero recipients will be announced in Brisbane on Friday 24 October. State recipients then advance as finalists in the national Australian of the Year Awards, announced in Canberra on 25 January.

The Queensland Australian of the Year Awards program is managed by the Queensland Government on behalf of the National Australia Day Council.

For more information on the Australian of the Year Awards visit www.australianoftheyear.org.au.