Politicians, scientists, musicians, artists, athletes and business leaders are among the recipients of 933 awards handed out in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours.
The list includes former prime minister Tony Abbott, former NSW premier Mike Baird, former Victorian premier Denis Napthine and former federal Liberal ministers Philip Ruddock and Bronwyn Bishop. The Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) list includes former Nationals senator Ron Boswell and one-time Liberal Party honorary treasurer Andrew Burnes, the chief executive of Helloworld Travel, it includes only one senior Labor figure, Graham Richardson.
Outside politics, those honoured include philanthropist Naomi Milgrom and University of Sydney chancellor Belinda Hutchinson, both named companions of the Order of Australia alongside Mr Abbott. Those named officers of the Order of Australia include actor Robyn Nevin, Indigenous academic Marcia Langton, former Australian cricket captain Michael Clarke, economist Bruce Chapman and Catholic figure Francis Sullivan, who leads the church’s Truth, Justice and Healing Council.
Two out of the three Australians named companions of the Order of Australia are female, but there are only 13 women compared with 37 men in the next category on the honours list, the Officer of the Order of Australia. As a result, women make up only 28 per cent of those in the top two categories of the civilian list. Women received 290 awards, or 41 per cent, of those handed out. The youngest recipient is 24 years old and 36 recipients were aged over 90 when they were nominated.
You can explore the full list of winners in the interactive graphic below: