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Queen’s Birthday Honours List

Australians who have contributed to the eye sector have been recognised for their work in the 2016 Order of Australia honours. Vision 2020 Australia Acting CEO Brandon Ah Tong congratulated all 2016 award recipients.

Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia

Mr Jason Booth
Mr Jason Booth has been made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to optometry as a clinical educator, to professional organisations, and to international humanitarian eye care programs.
 
Dr Peter Charles Heiner
Dr Peter Charles Heiner has been made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to medicine as an ophthalmologist, to medical education and eye health research, and to professional organisations.
 
Dr Iain Murray
Curtin University associate professor Iain Murray has been made a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to people who are blind or have low vision, and to education in the field of assistive technology as an academic and researcher. Read about Curtin University associate professor Iain Murray in the Southern Gazette (external link)
 

Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division

Mr Albert Hoegerl
Mr Albert Hoegerl has received a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia in the General Division for service to the international community of Timor Leste through eye health programs.
 
Mr Mark Andrew Kelly
World Vision International worker Mr Mark Andrew Kelly, from Logan, received the Medal (OAM) in the General Division for service to the international community through humanitarian programs. Mr Kelly has worked for World Vision International as National Director, Zambia, since 2015.
 
Mrs Marie Robinson
Mrs Marie Robinson has received a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia for service to the community of Bendigo, and to people with a disability. Her list of achievements included fifty years of work with organisations such as Scope Victoria, the UnitingCare Outreach Emergency Relief Service; Vision Australia; and Bendigo Health.
 
Mrs Debra Schaffer
Mrs Debra Schaffer, president and chairman of the board at VisAbility and Guide Dogs WA, has been awarded a Medal (OAM) of the Order of Australia for her 12-year career in the sector. Read Debra Schaffer’s story on the ABC website (external link).
 
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