While some of the finalists have been unable to attend celebrations, Australian of the Year nominees have been honoured at events across Canberra on Monday.
Actress Joanna Lumley says she is "astonished, thrilled and touched beyond words" at being made a dame in the United Kingdom's New Year Honours.
Former British prime minister Tony Blair says he is "immensely honoured" to have been knighted by the Queen in the United Kingdom's New Years Honours.
Ted Hennessey and Patrick Daly
Medical chiefs have been recognised for leading the vaccination rollout program in the UK's New Year Honours list which includes prominent athletes and actors.
WA’s best and brightest students have been recognised for their hard work in an honour roll released by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority. SEE THE FULL LIST.
A Nintendo-loving graduate from Perth Modern School and a shearing rouseabout from Cunderdin’s Agricultural College have been named WA’s best students.
The US Charge d'Affaires has awarded two Australian soldiers a top military honour for their service with American forces during the Vietnam War.
Ten Kiwis including Olympians Lisa Carrington and Valerie Adams are on the shortlist to be named the 2022 New Zealander of the Year.
The Shire of Harvey has shone brightly after receiving an award that recognises the commitment of employers to the Volunteer Bush Fire Brigade.
Kasper Johansen & Luke McPherson
Scientist, engineer and inventor Professor Veena Sahajwalla has been named as the 2022 NSW Australian of the Year.
Indigenous rights activist and basketball champion Patty Mills has been named ACT Australian of the Year at a ceremony in Canberra.
Sue and Lloyd Clarke are the Queensland Australians of the Year for their dedication to education on the dangers of coercive control and domestic violence.
Paralympian Dylan Alcott has been named as a finalist for the Australian of the Year after being awarded the Victorian winner in a ceremony on Wednesday.
A record crowd packed Crown Towers Perth on Monday night to celebrate the winners of the 2021 AHA-Aon Hospitality Awards for Excellence.
The Shire of Harvey is one step closer to its goal of becoming regional WA’s “most accessible community” after being named a finalist in the State’s biggest Community Achievement Awards.
Three economists have jointly won the 2021 Nobel economics prize.
Journalist Maria Ressa has been congratulated by Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte's office for winning the Nobel Peace Prize.
The 2021 Nobel Peace Prize has been awarded to Philippines journalist Maria Ressa and Russian journalist Dmitry Muratov.
The 2021 Nobel Prize in Literature has been won by Tanzanian writer Abdulrazak Gurnah.
The Nobel Prize for chemistry has been awarded to two scientists who developed a new way for building molecules.
Everyone in this country will be feeling enormous sympathy for NSW and Victoria as they battle through their COVID crisis while being forced to cancel landmark events.
The remains of American-born singer and dancer Josephine Baker will be reinterred at the Pantheon monument in Paris.
Bravery medals, commendations and citations have been awarded to 48 Australians who "put their own safety at risk to help someone else".
Spinifex artist Timo Hogan’s powerful depiction of Country impresses judges of Australia’s top Aboriginal art award, reports WILL YEOMAN
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