*The nominees for the Australian of the Year Awards have been announced. The names have been shortlisted from a diversity of backgrounds including a war veteran, a vaccination researcher, and an Olympian.
*He has dedicated his life for the welfare of children with disabilities. His not-for-profit organisation has raised more than a million dollars so far, which have also been disbursed to other child welfare organisations.
*The awards have other popular categories as well. For Senior Australian of the Year, Peter Clark, a passionate wildlife conservationist and Director of Monarto Safari Park are in the fray.
*In the young Australian category, Olympic swimming champion Kyle Chalmers is one of the nominees.