Queen's Birthday Honours

June 18, 2020

The Queen's birthday honours recognised outstanding members of the electorate of Macquarie. Christine Killinger received an OAM for her work with Cancer Wellness Support, Slow Food Blue Mountains and the Katoomba Chamber of Commerce. And I know her also as an active Rotarian. Wayne Rose was awarded and OAM recognising his dedication to Australian boxing. He has chaired the referees and judges committee since 2009 and officiated at international competitions, including the Olympics, for nearly 30 years. OAM recipient Marie Standen was the founder of the Blue Mountains Refugee Support Group 20 years ago. This group has changed lives as it assists refugees moving into the community and speaks out on their behalf. An Ambulance Service Medal was awarded in the Blue Mountains to Steven Lobley, recognising his 30-year commitment as a paramedic, in particular his work on the specialist wilderness and remote area response team. The Australian Corrections Medal was awarded to Louisa Van Mal, who has committed herself to the rehabilitation and reintegration of inmates at Corrective Services New South Wales. Group Captain Karon Millett was made a Member of the Order of Australia for her work in cyberspace workforce development. Air Vice-Marshal Iervasi was awarded a Conspicuous Service Cross to recognise his operational oversight during the Middle East operations. We commend them to the rest of this parliament.