Essendon blog congratulates the five local citizens who were honored in the Australia Day awards.
June Kane has been made a Member of the Order of Australia for her international fight against child exploitation. In 1996, Dr Kane represented the United Nations in Stockholm at the first world congress against commercial sexual exploitation of children.
Paul Holman, the head of emergency management received an Ambulance Service Medal in recognition of his role during the Melbourne Commonwealth Games last year. Mr Holman was responsible for equipping 480 paramedics with protective gear so they would be ready to respond to the terrorist threat of chemical, biological or radiological attack.
Essendon builder Kevin Renwick has been rewarded with a Medal of the Order of Australia. Mr Renwick was honoured with the Australia Day award in recognition of
50 years of service to the building industry.
AN Egyptian-born Keilor East resident, Salah Salman has been recognised in the Australia Day awards for promoting harmony between Muslims and non-Muslims. He was made a Member of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to the community through education and fostering harmony between Muslims and non-Muslims.
ESSENDON resident Jim Saunders’ lifetime of service in the agriculture industry has been rewarded with a Medal of the Order of Australia. He was added to the Australia Day Honours List because of his 50 years in the industry.
We congratulate our five local hero’s and thank them for their contribution to the City of Moonee Valley