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Australian of the Year Tour of Honour 2022

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Tour of Honour

Naracoorte

Mount Gambier

Limestone Coast, SA 5290

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Free public forums featuring Australian of the Year Award recipients. Listen to their individual journeys, passions and be inspired.

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The Australia Day Council of SA is thrilled to announce that we will be heading to Naracoorte and Mount Gambier for a Tour of Honour! This event will bring our incredible Australian of the Year Awards recipients to the Limestone Coast on Wednesday 18, Thursday 19 and Friday 20 May 2022.

This is a unique opportunity for the Limestone Coast community to engage with our Australian of the Year recipients at a FREE PUBLIC EVENT.

This forum will enable young people, educators, parents and the wider community to engage with:

Australian of the Year Local Hero 2020 - Bernie Shakeshaft - Founder Backtrack Youth Works Program

SA Australian of the Year 2022 - Professor Helen Marshall AM - Vaccination researcher

SA Senior Australian of the Year 2022 - Mark Le Messurier - Educator, counsellor & author

SA Young Australian of the Year 2022 - Dr Trudy Lin - Special needs dentistry consultant

SA Local Hero of The Year 2022 – Monique Bareham - Lymphoedema advocate and leader

Full individual bios are below.

We are proud to align with presenting partner MGA Insurance, supporting partners Barry Maney Group, Essity Medical Solutions and Tenison Woods College and the University of South Australia Mount Gambier Campus, accommodation partner The Commodore and media partner ABC Southeast SA.

With special thanks to our regional Councils - Naracoorte Lucindale Council, District Council of Grant and the City of Mount Gambier.

We acknowledge and thank our strategic funding partners the South Australian Government, National Australia Day Council and City of Adelaide. Without these partnerships our events would not be possible.

Please be aware that the 20/05 - 11am public forum at the University of South Australia Mount Gambier Campus has been cancelled, please join us at 9:15am on the same day at the same location!

Haighs Chocolate $100 Gift Voucher

To enter, register online via Eventbrite and attend a speaker session of the Limestone Coast Tour of Honour to be in the running to win a $100 Haighs Chocolate Gift Voucher.

Limestone Coast Tour of Honour is from Wednesday 18, Thursday 19 and Friday 20 May 2022.

Entry is limited to one entry per person.

Winner is drawn randomly.

Winner will be notified by phone and email.

The competition is organised by the Australia Day Council of SA.

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Australian of the Year Local Hero 2020 - Bernie Shakeshaft

Starting in 2006 with a shed and an idea, Bernie founded the BackTrack Youth Works Program, turning around the lives of some of Australia’s most vulnerable kids. Using the skills he developed growing up and as a jackaroo in the Northern Territory learning from the Aboriginal trackers, Bernie developed an award-winning program that uses animal-assisted learning, agricultural skills and a residential facility.

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SA State Recipient Australian of the Year 2022 - Professor Helen Marshall AM - Vaccination researcher

Professor Helen Marshall is one of Australia’s most celebrated and recognised vaccination researchers. Specialising in vaccinology, public health and infectious diseases at the University of Adelaide’s Robinson Research Institute, Helen has been involved in game-changing studies that have had a global impact.

A key focus is the fight to stop meningococcal B. Helen is a lead investigator for the ‘B Part of It’ study, which assessed the effectiveness of meningococcal B vaccines on invasive meningococcal disease in Australian teens and young adults. The study is the largest of its kind globally and investigates the herd immunity impact of the meningococcal B vaccine.

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SA State Recipient Senior Australian of the Year 2022 - Mark Le Messurier - Educator, counsellor and author

Mark Le Messurier has devoted his life to improving the self-worth, wellbeing, mental health and life outcomes of young people. He focuses on who he calls the ‘tough kids’ – those who are struggling in some capacity. This includes children with disabilities, global developmental delays, disadvantage, disorders, neglect, or a combination of issues.

After a 20-year teaching career, Mark opened a private-practice consultancy to mentor children and teenagers who needed support beyond the school system, and to coach parents. His goal has always been to create environments that set children and adults up for success.

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SA State Recipient Young Australian of the Year 2022 - Dr Trudy Lin - Special needs dentistry consultant

As the youngest of only 20 practising specialists in Australia’s Special Needs Dentistry sector, Dr Trudy Lin provides oral healthcare to people with disability, psychiatric illness, and complex medical issues such as cancer. She also treats people experiencing homelessness and domestic violence.

Trudy’s passion for dentistry started as a child, after seeing the profound impact poor oral health had on her father’s life, including his physical, social and psychological wellbeing. From then on, she was set on specialising in Special Needs Dentistry to care for the most vulnerable people – a place she believed her profession could create the most positive impact.

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SA State Recipient Local Hero 2022 - Monique Bareham - Lymphoedema Advocate and Leader

Ten years ago, Monique Bareham received a cancer diagnosis. Like many people who go through cancer treatment, she was left with lymphoedema – a chronic, debilitating and incurable condition caused by damage to the lymphatic system.

Monique soon realised South Australia was the only state without a compression garment subsidy program. This meant many people living with lymphoedema were going without these necessary medical items.

Wanting to make a difference, Monique joined the Lymphoedema Support Group SA, now Lymphoedema Association SA Inc., and soon took on the role of president. After years of attending meetings, gathering personal experiences from people living with lymphoedema, and lobbying the state, the South Australian government announced a compression garment subsidy scheme in July 2020. Such a breakthrough would not have been possible without Monique’s efforts.

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