Australia Day 2023 Honours List


The late Mr Archibald William ROACH AM

For eminent service to the performing arts as a songwriter and musician, to Indigenous rights and reconciliation, and through support for emerging First Nations artists.


The Honourable Prudence Jane GOWARD** , Goulburn NSW 2580


• Former Columnist, Australian Financial Review and Sydney Morning Herald.

• Presenter, Daybreak, ABC Radio National, Canberra, 1991-1997.

• Political Correspondent, 7:30 Report, ABC Television, 1987-1991.

Mr Phillip Roger NOYCE , California USA

For distinguished service to the arts as a film and television director, producer, and screenwriter.

The Arts

• Film and Television Director, Producer and Screenwriter since 1969.

• Films include Salt (2010), Catch a Fire (2006), The Quiet American (2002), Rabbit Proof Fence (2002), Clear and Present Danger (1994), Dead Calm (1988), Heatwave (1982), and Newsfront (1978).

• Television credits include The Resident (2018), Roots (2016), Revenge (2011), The Cowra Breakout (1984), and The Dismissal (1983).

• Manager, Sydney Filmmakers Co-Op, 1969-1971.

• Founder, Australian Filmmakers Festival, 1971.

• Former President, Australian Screen Directors Association.

• Campaigned for the establishment of the Australian Film and Television School.


Mr Warren Lindsay BROWN , Goulburn NSW 2580

For significant service to media as a cartoonist, and to military history.

Editorial Cartoonist

Sydney Daily Telegraph, since 1986.

Sunday Telegraph, since 1986.


Presenter and Co-Star, Peking to Paris - Four Part Documentary Series, 2006.

Co-Host, Top Gear Australia.

Guest, Playschool Australia.

Guest, Wide Open Road, Australian Broadcasting Commission.

Regular Guest, Insiders, Australian Broadcasting Commission.

Radio Host, The Weekender, Australian Broadcasting Commission.

Dr Elizabeth Ann BYRSKI , Melville WA 6156

For significant service to tertiary education, and to literature.

Broadcaster and Executive Producer, ABC 720 6WF, Perth, 1988-1990 and 1993-1996.

Writer, Weekly Viewpoint Column, Perth’s Community Newspapers Group, 1983-1989.

Ms Chloe Bennett DALLIMORE , Coogee NSW 2031

For significant service to the performing arts, particularly as a performer.

Television Appearance

Spicks and Specks.

Good Morning Australia.

GMA with Bert Newton.

Mornings with Kerri-Anne.

The Show Must Go On documentary, 2017.

Happy Fit movie, 2006.

Andrew Lloyd Webber: Masterpiece documentary, 2002.

Dr Kirstin Irene FERGUSON , Sunshine Coast QLD 4551

For significant service to business, and to gender equality.

Australian Broadcasting Commission

Deputy Chair, 2018-2020.

Acting Chair, 2018-2019.

Non-Executive Director, 2015-2020.


For significant service to the arts as a performer, writer and comedian.

Television shows include:

Celebrity Apprentice , Nine Network, 2022.

Today Extra , Nine Network.

Good News Week , Network Ten, 1999-2009.

The Einstein Factor , ABC, 2004-2008.

Kittson Fahey , ABC, 1992-1993.

Let the Blood Run Free , Network Ten, 1990-1992.

The Big Gig , ABC, 1989.

Ms Kylie Jane KWONG, NSW

For significant service to the hospitality industry, and to the community.


Guest Chef, Masterchef Australia, 2012.

Guest Mentor, Masterchef Australia, 2014.

Kylie Kwong: Cooking with Heart and Soul, 2003.

Kylie Kwong: Simply Magic, 2006.

Kylie Kwong: My China, 2009.

Ms Bruna PAPANDREA, Coogee NSW 2034

For significant service to the performing arts as a film and television producer.

Film and Television Producer, since 1997.

Producer Roles

Luckiest Girl Alive, 2022.

Anatomy Of A Scandal, 2022.

Pieces Of Her, 2022.

Nine Perfect Strangers, 2021.

Wolf Like Me , 2021.

The Dry, 2021.

Penguin Bloom, 2020.

The Undoing , 2020.

Lucy in the Sky, 2019.

Big Little Lies, 2017-2019.

The Nightingale, 2018.

Hot Pursuit, 2015.

Gone Girl, 2014

Warm Bodies, 2013.

Not Suitable for Children, 2012.

All Good Things, 2010.

Smart People, 2008.

Milk, 2009.

Better Then Sex, 2000.

Dr Norman Gabriel SWAN, NSW

For significant service to the broadcast media as a science and health commentator.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Radio National

Broadcaster and Journalist, Science and Health, since 1982.

Producer and Presenter, The Health Report, current.

Co-Host, Coronacast Podcast, since 2020.

General Manager, Radio National 1990-1993.

Former Co-Host*, Life Matters.*

Occasional host, RN Breakfast, Late Night Live, Saturday Extra.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation - Television

Broadcaster and Journalist, Science and Health, since 1982.

Health Reporter, 7:30 Report, current.

Guest reporter, Four Corners, current.

Commentator and analyst, ABC News, current.

Presenter, Invisible Wars.

Occasional host, The Virus.

Co-Writer and Narrator, The Opposite Sex.

Broadcasting and Publications - Other

Former Editor, Choice Health Reader.

Co-Founder and Board Member, Tonic Media Network, since 2012.

Former Columnist, The Age and Sydney Morning Herald.

Former Correspondent, the British Medical Journal, and the Journal of the American Medical Association.

Medical Host, The Biggest Loser, Channel Ten, six seasons.

Writer and presenter, Invisible Enemies, Channel 4 (United Kingdom) and SBS, 1990.


For significant service to the performing arts as an actor and producer.

Movie roles include:

Elvis (Hank Snow*)*, 2022.

Peter Rabbit 1 & 2: The Run Away (Johnny Town-Mouse*, voice),* 2018, 2021.

Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales (Lieutenant John Scarfield), 2017.

Lion ( John Brierley*)*, 2016.

Paper Planes (Patrick), 2015.

300: Rise of an Empire (Dilios), 2014.

Oranges and Sunshine (Len), 2010.

Public Enemies (Harry Pierpont), 2009.

Australia, (Neil Fletcher), 2008.

300 (Dilios ), 2007.

Van Helsing, (Friar Carl), 2004.

The Lord of the Ring film trilogy (Faramir), 2002.

Gettin Square , (Johnny Spitieri), 2003.

The Crocodile Hunter: Collision Course (Sam Flynn), 2002.

Moulin Rouge (Audrey), 2001.

Molokai (Father Damien), 1999.

The Boys (Brett Sprague) 1998.

Television roles include:

Pieces of Her (Jasper Queller), 2021*.*

Romper Stomper (Jago Zoric), 2018.

Banished (Captain Arthur Phillip), 2015.

Top of the Lake (Al Parker), 2013-2017.

Killing Time (Andrew Fraser), 2011.

Sea Change (Dan Della Bosca), 1998-1999.

Blue Heelers (William Cassidy/Robbie Doyle), 1994-1996.

A Country Practice, (Scott Galbraith/David Cornish), 1987-1992.

Mr Philip Stretton WILLIAMS, Wallaroo NSW 2618

For significant service to the broadcast media as a presenter and journalist.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC)

Part-time Foreign Correspondent, since 2022.

Chief Foreign Correspondent, 2016-2021.

ABC Europe Correspondent and London Bureau Chief, 2008-2016, and Correspondent, 2001-2005.

Former Chief Political Correspondent, ABC Radio, 2000.

Former Diplomatic and Defence Correspondent.

ABC Tokyo Correspondent, 1990-1993.

Founding Producer, Australian Story.

Former Reporter, 7:30 Report, Countrywide.

Film Editor and Journalist, 1975-2021.


Ms Chantal Marie-Rose ABOUCHAR, NSW

For service to business, and to the media.

Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Factual and Documentary Cinematographer, Producer and Director, Sydney.

Producer, various programs including Compass.

Cinematographer, news and current affairs.

Employee, 1986-1997.

Mr Robert BARRETT, Burradoo NSW 2576

For service to the community of the Southern Highlands.

Senior Manager, commercial radio and television broadcasting, c1960-1995.

Mr Colin McLaurin CAMERON, Goonellabah NSW 2480

For service to the broadcast media, and to the community.


General Manager, Waringarri Media Aboriginal Corporation 6WR, Western Australia, 2002-2010.

Owner/Operator and Founder, Cameron Broadcasting Services Pty Ltd, 1976-1996.

Owner/Operator, 3SH Swan Hill, 3CV Central Victoria, and Founder, 3WM Horsham 1976-1996.

General Manager 2KA Penrith, 1975.

Advertising and Promotions Manager Centrepoint, Sydney 1971-1975.

Senior Sales Executive, 2UE Sydney, 1970.

Sales Manager, AMV-4 Albury Television Station, 1969-1970.

General Manager 3UL Warragul, 1961-1969.

Station Manager, 4LG Longreach, 1960-1961.

Sales Executive, 2UE Sydney, 1957-1960.

Radio Announcer, 2DU Dubbo, 1954-1957.

Radio Announcer, 2MG Mudgee, 1953.

Mr Peter CIANI, Maroubra NSW 2035

For service to music, particularly as a singer and songwriter.

Radio 2RDJ-FM, Sydney

Guest, Radio show, Italian Touch, 2010s.

Broadcast Presenter, Radio show, Rendezvous - My Kind of Music, 1991-2004.

Mr William GRANGER , NSW

For service to the tourism and hospitality sector.

Television Series:

Bill’s Kitchen: Notting Hill, BBC Lifestyle and Entertainment, 2013.

Bill’s Tasty Weekends, Optomen Television, UKTV, 2010.

Bill’s Holiday, Lifestyle Channel, Australia, Fremantle Media, UK, 2009.

Bill’s Food series 1, 2004, and Bill’s Food series 2, BBC2, Lifestyle Channel, 2006.

Mr John Martin HYDE, Mount Lawley WA 6050

For service to the community through a range of roles.


Columnist, The Australian, 1980s-1990s.

TV and Radio Commentary, 1980s-2000s.

Ms Patricia FISKE, Bondi Beach NSW 2026

For service to the film industry.

Bower Bird Films and Paradigm Pictures
Director and Producer, current.

Works include:

Tiger on the Rocks, 2022.
When the Camera Stopped Rolling, 2021.
Rosemary’s Way, 2020.
Oyster, 2017.
Footprints On Our Land - Aunty Agnes, Ngunnawal Elder, 2016.
Love Marriage in Kabul, 2014.
Scarlet Road, 2011.
River of No Return, 2008.
An Artist in Eden, 2005.
Beats Across Borders, 2005.
Selling Sickness, 2004.
Business Behind Bars, Parts 1 & 2, 2001.
Night Patrol, 1997.
Following the Fence Line, 1996.
Doc, a portrait of Herbert Vere Evatt, 1995.
For All the World to See, a portrait of Professor Fred Hollows, 1993.
Australia Daze, 1989.
Rocking the Foundations, 1985.
Woolloomooloo, 1978.

Ms Claudia KARVAN, NSW

For service to the film and television industry.


Co-Creator, Bump, 2021.

Co-Producer, Doctor Doctor, 2016-2021.

Co-Producer, House of Hancock, 2015.

Executive Producer, Spirited, 2010.

Co-Producer / Scriptwriter, Love My Way, 2005-2007.

Director, two episodes, The Secret Life of Us, 2003.


Halifax: Retribution, 2020.

Newtown’s Law, 2017.

Jack Irish, 2016.

The Time of Our Life, 2013-2014.

Puberty Blues, 2012 and 2014.

33 Postcards, 2011.

Daybreaker, 2009.

Long Weekend, 2008.

Footy Legends, 2006.

Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith, 2005.

The Secret Life of Us, 2001-2005.

My Brother Jack, 2001.

Paperback Hero, 1999.

Dating the Enemy, 1996.

The Heartbreak Kid, 1993.

The Big Steal, 1990.

High Tide, 1987.

Molly, 1983.

Mr Steve LIEBMANN, Cremorne NSW 2090

For service to the broadcast media as a journalist.


Host, Crime Investigation Australia, Foxtel, 2005-2010.

Presenter, Ten Weekend news bulletins in Sydney, 2006.

Co-Host, Today, Nine Network, Nine Network, 1990-2005, and 1981-1987.

Anchor, TEN-10 Sydney’s Eyewitness News, 1987-1990.

Host, 11AM program, Channel 7, 1976-1981 and Anchor, Sydney evening news.

News Editor and On-Air Presenter, Channel Seven Sydney, c1967.

Presenter, Counter-Terrorism Advertising Campaign, Australian Government, 2002- 2003.

Radio 2UE

Morning Show Host, 2009-2010.

Former Director, News and Public Affairs.

Senior Journalist, 1968 - 1976.


Presenter, 2SM, c1976.

Presenter, 2CA Canberra, 1962-1967.

Former Part-Time Presenter, Cooma Radio 2XL.

Awards and Recognition include:

News Presenter of the Year, Australian Commercial Radio Industry.

Penguin Award, Special Recognition for Contribution to News.

Mr John Maxwell MacKENZIE, Cairns QLD 4870

For service to broadcast media.

Radio Broadcasting

Talk Show Host, Easy Mix 846/4CA FM, since 1999.

Talk Show Host, Easy Mix 846 (formerly 4CA Cairns), 1983-1999.

Dr Sharon Lorraine MASCALL-DARE, Adelaide SA 5000

For service to media as a journalist.

Media Roles

Affiliated Journalist, Dart Center for Journalism and Trauma, since 2021.

Partner, Professional Writer and Managing Director, Making Sense Communications, since 1999.

Production Team Member, Australian veterans’ podcast series ‘Life on the Line’, Thistle Productions, since 2018.

Past Public Officer, Adelaide Community Radio.

Regular Contributor, The Age Melbourne, 1999-2003.

Freelance Producer / Reporter, BBC, 1999-2014 and Broadcast Journalist / Presenter, 1994-1999.

Producer / Presenter, Australian Broadcasting Corporation, 2001-2003 and Freelance Journalist / Broadcaster, ABC Radio, 1999-2003.

Ms Tanya Yvette WILKS, Hamilton NSW 2303

For service to broadcast media, and to the community.


Breakfast Host, Triple M Newcastle (formerly KO-FM), since 2000.

Breakfast Host, 2HD, 1991-1999.

Radio Creative Writer, Journalist, Producer and Announcer, since 1983.


This is an abridged version highlighting the most prominent (IMO) people associated with media that theis forum might be interested in.

I’ve included some aspect of their official write up to highlight media aspect. There are many other winners who have have media roles but to a less extent.

For a full list and more details


ABC Report



I notice both former and current names of the ABC (Australian Broadcasting Commission and Australian Broadcasting Corporation) are mentioned in the honours citations above. Was that a mistake by the people who organise the honours?

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From ABC

Phil Williams and Norman Swan honoured in Australia Day Awards

The ABC congratulates Phil Williams and Norman Swan for their Australia Day honours, with both receiving Order of Australia medals (AM).

Phil Williams set the standard for ABC field reporters for decades. The ABC relied on him to lead coverage of the biggest news events in the world – such as the Beslan school siege, the Madrid bombings, the Haiti earthquake, the funeral of Nelson Mandela, the revolution in Kiev, wars in Gaza and the downing of MH17.

A courageous and wonderful storyteller, and a deeply humane reporter, his empathy for others set his journalism apart and was also demonstrated behind the scenes in his mentoring and support for other journalists.

He’s loved, admired and respected by his colleagues, peers and audiences.

Norman Swan is one of Australia’s best-known and most trusted broadcasters in the field of health and science. Norman has been a mainstay of RN for more than 30 years as both producer and presenter of The Health Report and a former co-host of Life Matters. In recent years, Norman has become known nationally as one of the most respected and trusted voices on the COVID-19 pandemic co-hosting the popular Coronacast podcast since early 2020.

His expertise and experience across a wide range of health and science-related issues has established him as one of Australia’s leading commentators in these fields across both the ABC and other media, including international media. He is a regular contributor to ABC News and 7.30 and has produced a number of television and radio specials for both ABC and SBS. His exceptional contributions to broadcasting have been recognised with four Walkley Awards (including a Gold Walkley) and a UN Media Peace Award.

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The information is compiled from what is provided during the nomination process, I dont believe its verified in any great detail

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an interesting choice

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