##Australia Day Honours
Awards that include service to the media.
###MEMBER (AM) IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Mr Robert John EDWARDS
For significant service to the broadcast media industry as a television producer, and as a role model and mentor.
Television Producer, ‘for over 30 years’.
Has produced over 600 hours of drama television programs during his career including:
‘The Secret Life of Us’, 2001.
‘Love My Way’, 2004.
‘Offspring’, since 2010.
‘Puberty Blues’ 2012-2014.
‘Police Rescue’, 1989 - 2004.
‘Paper Giants - Birth of Cleo’, 2011.
Mr Andrew Patrick O’KEEFE
For significant service to the broadcast media as a television presenter, and to social welfare and charitable organisations.
Television co-Host of ‘Weekend Sunrise’, since 2006.
Host, ‘The Chase Australia’, since 2015.
Presenter, ‘Deal or No Deal’, 2003-2014.
Host, ‘The Rich List’, 2007-2009.
Co-Host, Logie Awards, 2005.
Host, ‘Dragons Den’, 2005.
Co-Host, Tri-Network Tsunami Appeal ‘Reach Out’, 2004,
Actor and Writer, ‘Big Bite’, 2003.
Mr David Christopher BRILL
For significant service to the broadcast media as a cinematographer and journalist, and to the community of Tasmania.
Film and Video Journalist, various television programs including SBS Dateline and ABC Four Corners, since 1968.
Has covered numerous wars, conflicts, natural and man-made disasters and humanitarian events ‘for over 45 years’.
Was the subject of a book and the ABC Australian Story episode, ‘The Man Who Saw Too Much’, 1999.
MEDAL (OAM) OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Mr Peter Donald HITCHENER
For service to the broadcast media as a journalist and television presenter, and to the community.
Held a range of roles with the Nine Network since 1974 including Nightly news presenter, Melbourne, since 1998; Chief Weekend news presenter, Melbourne, 1974-1998; and announcer and news presenter, Sydney, 1974.
Ms Kathrine Mary McGRATH
For service to children, and to the broadcast media as a journalist.
Ambassador, Act for Kids, since 1988.
Patron and Co-Founder, Protect All Children Today (PACT), 1984-2015.
Patron, Daniel Morcombe Foundation, ongoing.
Chair, Queensland Child Protection Week.
Journalist, Channel 7 News, Brisbane, since 1989.
Mr William Hedley (Bill) BUNBURY
For service to the broadcast media, and to the Indigenous community of Western Australia.
Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC):
Broadcaster and Television Presenter, 1969-2007.
Collected oral history recordings for the Goomalling Yarns and Spirit of Yagan community arts projects, assisted Nyungar people to record their cultural history Community Arts Network Western Australia.
Interviewer, National Film and Sound Archive of Australia, interviews with former Radio and Television staff who have worked in the industry, 2013.
Mrs Stephanie Janet CAMPLIN
For service to the broadcast media, and to the community of Bathurst.
Managing Director, Bathurst Broadcasters Pty Ltd, since 1999 and Director and Company Secretary, 1984-1999 and Co-owner, since 1970.
Mr Anthony Frederick BONNER
For significant service to the performing arts as an actor, to surf lifesaving, and to the community through charitable organisations.
Television Productions include:
‘Skippy’, 22 Episodes as Helicopter pilot, Jerry King, 1968-1969.
‘They’re a Weird Mob’.
‘Neighbours’ and ‘Anzacs’, TV mini-series, 1985.
Mr Graham Norman GREENWOOD
For service to the print media as a journalist in rural areas.
Chairman, ‘The Border Watch’ newspaper, since 2015; Acting Chairman, 2012-2014; Director, 2005-2011; Manager, 2003-2005; Editor, 1981-1987; Assistant Editor, 1978; Sports Editor, 1976; Weekly Columnist, ‘for many years’; Journalist and Employee, since 1963.
Mr Geoffrey Eugene HEALY
For service to the broadcast media through technical and engineering roles.
Seven West Media Limited:
Director of Production and Engineering, 1960s -1980s.
Executive Producer, Bathurst 1000 telecast, ‘for 27 years’.
Executive Technical Producer, Seven Network Australia, Moscow Olympic Games 1980.
Broadcast Consultant, Barcelona Olympic Games 1992.
Mr Alexander John HEHR
For service to the broadcast media, particularly through community radio.
Station Manager, Golden Days Radio 95.7 FM, since 2000; Presenter, since 1999; Member, Station Sub-Committee, many years.
Presenter, 88.3 Southern FM, 1994-1999.
Presenter, 3CR Community Radio 855 AM, circa 1994.
Mr Frederick John (Jack) LUNN
For service to the print media, and to the community.
Director and Deputy Chairman, Queensland Press Ltd, 1991-2002 (retirement).
Director of Corporate Affairs, Queensland Newspapers Ltd, 1995-2002.
Editor-In-Chief, The Courier Mail and The Sunday Mail, 1991-1995.
General Manager, 1987-1991.
Assistant General Manager, 1985-1987.
Journalist, general, political and financial sections, 1958-1983.
Committee Member, Audit Bureau of Circulations, 1985-1991.
Board Member, Newspaper Advertising Bureau, 1985-1991.
A Founding Director, Publishers National Environment Bureau, 1990.
Mr Robert Bruce MELLETT
For service to the broadcast media, and to the community of Renmark.
Regional Content Manager and Presenter, ABC Radio South Australia, ongoing.
Journalist, ABC Radio Renmark, 1987-1992 and Station Manager, since 1992.
Sports Broadcaster, 2BH Radio Broken Hill, 1987.
Journalist, Barrier Daily Truth Newspaper, Broken Hill, 1982.
Ms Shirley Margaret STOTT DESPOJA
For service to the print media as a journalist.
Columnist, ‘Third Age’, The Adelaide Review and The Melbourne Review, current.
Former Literary Editor, The Advertiser, Adelaide, 1980s-1990s and Arts Editor, 1976-1982 and Journalist, 1960s-1970s.
Journalist, The Canberra Times, 1950s.
Journalist, The Anglican, 1950s.