Nominations open to recognise great Queenslanders


Nominations are now open for the Queensland Greats Awards that recognises the people in Queensland who work to better and strengthen the state.

Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk said the annual awards recognised the efforts and achievements of remarkable individuals and institutions making a positive difference in Queensland communities.

“It is important we continue to recognise the valuable contributions of the individuals and institutions helping make Queensland a great state,” Ms Palaszczuk said.

Since the program’s inception in 2001, 90 individuals, 14 institutions and four posthumous recipients have been honoured as Queensland Greats. 

Associate Professor within the Office of Indigenous Engagement, Central Queensland University, Ms Henrietta Marrie AM was a 2018 Queensland Great award recipient.

She said the awards turned the spotlight on the tireless efforts of everyday Queenslanders who dedicated their lives to making a difference.

“There are thousands of remarkable Queenslanders whose efforts to improve their communities deserve to be recognised and celebrated.

“It could be a friend, family member, colleague or even a community organisation—if you think they are helping to nurture the progress and development of our great state, I encourage you to nominate them.”

Each Queensland Great is honoured with a commemorative plaque displayed at Roma Street Parkland, Brisbane.

The 2019 Queensland Greats will be announced at a ceremony in Brisbane in June 2019 and nominations can be registered at The Queensland Great Website until 5.00pm, Friday, 22 February, 2019.


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