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Australia Day Honours 2020: Full list of recipients

South Australian eye surgeon Dr James Muecke has been named as this year’s Australian of the Year, and he has vowed to use his platform to advocate for measures to tackle preventable blindness caused by diabetes – including a tax on sugary drinks.

Australian of the Year Dr James Muecke at the 2020 Australian of the Year Awards.

Australian of the Year Dr James Muecke at the 2020 Australian of the Year Awards.Credit:Dion Georgopoulos

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