Country music singer Lee Kernaghan OAM has been named Australian of the Year 2008 at a ceremony in front of Parliament House in Canberra.
Micro-finance entrepreneur David Bussau AM was named as Senior Australian of the Year and MotoGP champion Casey Stoner was announced as Young Australian of the Year.
Johnathon Welch of Choir of Hard Knocks fame was announced as Australia’s Local Hero 2008.
— ABC News
Good to see a gay man as Australia’s Local Hero 2008. 🙂