Roger Fletcher catapulted himself to success, forming one of the country's most successful agribusinesses, which now exports grain, fibre and meat globally from its family-run headquarters in central NSW.
Stars of the stage and screen, top athletes and dozens of local heroes are among the 1,127 Australians across a wide range of industries are being recognised in this year's Australia Day Honours list. Here's what some of the recipients had to say.
The parents of Amy 'Dolly' Everett, who took her own life due to bullying, are named Local Hero in the Australian of the Year awards 2019.
Many of those in line for an Order of Australia on Australia Day are getting it for their career. But here's an idea: why don't we award honours to encourage people to do more than their job, suggests Nicholas Gruen.
One Friday, an extraordinary Australian will receive one of our highest honours for their tireless work on behalf of others and in pursuit of change.
Hedley Thomas becomes only the second person to win two Gold Walkley Awards, after taking home the 2018 top prize for an internationally-popular true crime podcast focusing on a 1982 Sydney cold case.
The Government is accused of devaluing people with disabilities after cancelling a national awards ceremony scheduled for the International Day of People with Disability.
The Government says it will now support new awards that recognise people with disability, after cancelling the long-running National Disability Awards without informing disability advocates.