The four who got away

January 27, 2018 by J-Wire Staff
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J-Wire apologises to four members of Australia’s Jewish community who were awarded the OA in the Australia Day Awards and were omitted on our initial list. They’re on it now…



Rosalie Balkin

Dr Rosalie Pam BALKIN, Nicholls ACT 2913

For distinguished service to maritime law through roles with a range of organisations, to the improvement of global shipping transport safety and standards, and to education as an academic and author.



Michael Coper

Emeritus Professor Michael David COPER, Farrer ACT 2607

For distinguished service to legal education, and to the law, as an academic, author and administrator, through advisory roles, and to safety standards in the transport industry.


David Handelsman

Professor David Joshua HANDELSMAN, Middle Cove NSW 2068

For distinguished service to medicine, particularly to reproductive endocrinology and andrology, as a clinician, author and researcher, to the science of doping in sport, and to medical education.


David Sinclair

Dr David Andrew SINCLAIR, Massachusetts, United States of America

For distinguished service to medical research into the biology of ageing and lifespan extension, as a geneticist and academic, to biosecurity initiatives, and as an advocate for the study of science.


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