Main Image: Ash Barty has been appointed an officer in this year’s list for her services to tennis.
119 Queenslanders have been named in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours List – acknowledged for their outstanding service and inspiring achievements in Queensland, Australia and abroad.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk congratulated the latest recipients, whose wide-ranging contributions stretch from the grass courts of Wimbledon, to the halls of Parliament, and beyond.
“Following Her Majesty The Queen’s historic Platinum Jubilee last week, earning a place on this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honours List will no doubt have extra significance for the 119 Queensland recipients,” the Premier said.
“The latest honourees include dedicated health leaders and public servants, gifted athletes and authors, passionate advocates for veterans and people with a disability, and tireless community volunteers.
“Importantly, all were nominated by members of the public and I’m delighted their service, talent, loyalty and perseverance has been recognised with a place in the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours.”
Two Queenslanders were appointed a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC), recognising the highest degree in service to Australia – philanthropist Gina Fairfax, and former Chief Health Officer and our current Governor of Queensland, Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Young PSM.
Her Excellency the Governor is one of six Queenslanders who received an additional commendation in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List, acknowledged in the COVID-19 Honour Roll for their contribution, service or achievement relating to the pandemic.
“Through COVID-19, and throughout her 16 years as Queensland’s Chief Health Officer, Her Excellency led our health system with confidence and common sense, and gratefully, continues to serve our people, as the 27th Governor of Queensland,” the Premier said.
“I’m also pleased to see Gina Fairfax recognised as one of Australia’s greatest philanthropists and charity leaders, whose generosity and advocacy has enriched our regions and encouraged the growth of our unique arts sector.”
Homegrown tennis champion Ash Barty was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for her achievements both on and off the court, including her contributions to indigenous tennis and youth development programs.
23 Queenslanders were appointed Members of the Order of Australia (AM), including former Minister in the Beattie and Bligh Governments, and long-serving Member for Mackay, the late Tim Mulherin.
“This honour is a richly deserved acknowledgement of Tim’s unparalleled service to his community and to our state,” the Premier said.
“It recognises the enormous regard in which he was held by everyone he met across the political divide.
“As a friend who knew his great heart for people, and a colleague who saw his extraordinary commitment and achievements, I can say that no-one is more worthy of such an award.”
Surf Life Saving Queensland Life Member and volunteer Lenore Grice, Prince Charles Hospital Foundation CEO Michael Hornby, and disability advocate, the late Matt McCracken, were among 51 Queenslanders awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the General Division.
Queenslanders are encouraged to nominate outstanding members of their community for an Order of Australia year-round, with the Council for the Order of Australia meeting twice a year to consider nominations.
The nomination form for the Order of Australia, as well as a complete list of the 2022 Queen’s Birthday Honours recipients, is available on the Governor-General’s website.
Queenslanders who were appointed a Companion (AC) in the General Division include:
Mrs Gina Madeline FAIRFAX, Hamilton, for eminent service to the community through leadership roles in charitable organisations, as an advocate for philanthropy, to arts administration, and to regional development.
Her Excellency the Honourable Dr Jeannette Rosita YOUNG PSM, Paddington, for eminent service to public health administration, to medicine and medical research, to the tertiary education sector, and as the 27th Governor appointed in Queensland. [COVID-19 Honour Roll]
Queenslanders who were appointed Officers (AO) in the General Division include:
The Honourable Lawrence James ANTHONY, Norman Park, for distinguished service to the people and Parliament of Australia, to political institutions, to business, and youth leadership organisations.
Ms Ashleigh BARTY, QLD, for distinguished service to tennis at the elite level, and to youth development programs.
Queenslanders appointed Members (AM) in the General Division include:
Emeritus Professor Mary Elizabeth HISCOCK (ALLAN), Mudgeeraba, for significant service to tertiary education, and to the law.
Mr Franklyn Roger BRAZIL, Brookstead, for significant service to medical research, and to agriculture.
Ms Judith Lea BRINSMEAD, Southport, for significant service to charitable organisations, and to business.
The late Dr James CAMERON, Formerly of QLD, for significant service to cardiology, and to professional societies.
The Honourable Timothy Francis CARMODY, QLD, for significant service to the law, and to the judiciary.
The Honourable Justice Sarah Catherine DERRINGTON, QLD, for significant service to the judiciary and to the law, and to legal education.
Mr Paul DONOVAN, Paradise Waters, for significant service to the tourism sector in Queensland.
Mr Geoffrey Noel FITZPATRICK, Twin Waters, for significant service to optometry, and to the community.
Mr Robert James FORDHAM, Burleigh Waters, for significant service to rugby union through a range of roles.
Mr Philip William FORREST, QLD, for significant service to Australia-Singapore business relations.
Emeritus Professor Shu FUKAI, QLD, for significant service to agriculture and food science research, and to education.
Dr Steven Jon HAMBLETON, The Gap, for significant service to medical governance, to professional associations, and to the community.
Mr Nigel Scott HARRIS, Kangaroo Point, for significant service to the not-for-profit sector, and to the community.
Dr Anita Marianne HEISS, West End, for significant service to tertiary Indigenous studies, and to the arts.
Professor Louise Mary HICKSON, QLD, for significant service to tertiary education, and audiology associations.
Dr Rachel Elizabeth McFADYEN, Fig Tree Pocket, for significant service to biosecurity, and to entomology.
Dr Ewen McPHEE, Emerald, for significant service to general medicine, to health administration, and to tertiary education. [COVID-19 Honour Roll]
Mr Brendan Joseph MOON, QLD, for significant service to public administration, and to rugby union.
The late The Honourable Timothy Sean MULHERIN, Formerly of West Mackay, for significant service to the people and Parliament of Queensland.
Mr Patrick Stuart MURRAY, Sanctuary Cove, for significant service to aviation safety, and to the air transport industry.
Mr Adam SCOTT, QLD, for significant service to golf at the elite level.
Dr Ryan Anthony STORY, Brisbane, for significant service to motorsport, and to the community.
Emeritus Professor Linda WORRALL, Seventeen Mile Rocks, for significant service to speech pathology through aphasia research and advocacy.