Arts Alumni: Australia Day Honours 2017
We pay tribute to many alumni, staff and members of our academic community who received honours in recognition of their outstanding contributions.
COMPANION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA (AC)
The Hon Julia E Gillard AC
for eminent service to the Parliament of Australia, particularly as Prime Minister, through seminal contributions to economic and social development, particularly policy reform in the areas of education, disability care, workplace relations, health, foreign affairs and the environment, and as a role model to women.
The Hon Dr David A Kemp AC
for eminent service to the Parliament of Australia, notably in the areas of employment, education, training and youth affairs, to the environment, to institutional reform and public policy development, and to the community.
OFFICER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA (AO)
Professor Gregory J Craven AO
for distinguished service to tertiary education through leadership and representational roles with a range of institutions, to the Catholic Church in Australia, and to constitutional law.
Dr Helen A Durham AO
for distinguished service to international relations in the area of humanitarian and criminal law, to the protection of women during times of armed conflict, and to legal education.
Professor Patricia A Grimshaw AO
for distinguished service to the social sciences and to the humanities through researching, documenting and preserving Australian history, and the roles of women in society.
The Rev Alistair J Macrae AO
for distinguished service to the Uniting Church in Australia through executive and ministerial roles at state and national levels, and to the promotion of ecumenism, interfaith dialogue and reconciliation.
MEMBER OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA (AM)
Ms Margaret M Birtley AM
for significant service to cultural heritage, particularly to the museums sector, to education, and to historical preservation.
Professor Jill A Blackmore AM
for significant service to education as an academic and administrator, to social justice and equity, and to policy reform.
Ms Kimberley J Brennan AM
for significant service to rowing, to the welfare of elite athletes, to sport as a gold medallist at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and to the community.
The Very Rev Dr John H Shepherd AM
for significant service to the Anglican Church of Australia through senior liturgical roles, and to the community.
Dr Lynne S Williams
AM for significant service to public sector administration, and to economic and public reform in Victoria.
MEDAL OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA (OAM)
Mr John F Donegan OAM
for service to sport, and to the community of Casterton
Ms Susan M Nixon OAM
for service to the community, particularly to women
Ms Carmel T O'Brien OAM
for service to mental health and social welfare organisations
Ms Melanie J Raymond OAM
for service to youth, to social welfare, and to the community
Ms Padmini M Sebastian OAM
for service to multiculturalism, and to the community
Mr Raymond I Wilson OAM
for service to the community, and to sport
Congratulations to all University of Melbourne alumni who were recognised for their outstanding contributions. For a comprehensive list of notable alumni and Australia Day Honours 2017 from across the entire University, please visit the Notable Alumni web page.