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The percentage of women receiving awards today across Australia is 45%. Within the Jewish community, the percentage is 43%. Among those to receive their awards in the coming weeks is a Melbourne woman who will collect her partner’s. He died in August 2021 and she was awarded an OAM in January but did not receive it physically. This time she will be presented with her own award and her late partner’s.
OFFICER [AO] IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Philip BRASS, VIC
For distinguished service to business, to youth leadership and charitable organisations, and for philanthropic contributions.
- Chief Executive Officer, 1988-1996.
- Chief Executive Officer, Dunlop Clothing, Footwear and Textile Group (Now Pacific Brands), 1980-1996.
- Chief Executive Officer, Dunlop Footwear Group, 1997-1980.
- Board Member, Dunlop Olympic, 1980-199
- General Manager, 1985-1986
NM Rothschild and Sons
- Non-Executive Director, China Holdings, 2001-2003.
- Chair, Hong Kong, 1998-2003.
- Director, Asset Management, Singapore, 1999-2003.
- Chair, Australia Holdings, 1996-2003.
- Director, Asset Management, 1996-2002.
- Former Non-Executive Chairman, Australia Operations.
International Business Leaders Advisory Council for the Mayor of Shanghai
- Chair, since 1988.
- Honorary Council Member, 1988.
- Member, Advisory Board, Besen, current.
- Australian Business Representative, APEC Business Forum, 1993-1995.
- Associate Commissioner, Industry Inquiry into Textile, Clothing and Footwear, 1996.
- Chair, Foundation of the Jewish Museum Australia, 2003-2010.
- Life Governor, Jewish Care, 2011.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
- Co-Founding Chair, Young Achievers Program, since 2009.
- Patron, since 2016.
- Co-Founding Trustee, Philip and Viven Brass Charitable Foundation, since 2002.
- Board Member, FareShare, since 2010.
Awards and Recognition include:
- Gold Medal, Service to Industry and Community, B’nai B’rith, 1992.
- Businessman of the Year, Business Review Weekly, 1984.
Philip Brass said he was thrilled on hearing about the award. “It was most unexpected and very nice. I guess it’s a combination of my previous corporate experience and the philanthropic work that I’ve done in more recent years.”
Dr Andrew KUPER, Bronte NSW 2024
For distinguished service to the impact investing industry, to global business leadership, and to financial inclusion.
- Founder and Chief Executive Officer, since 2007.
- Member, Steering Committee, G7 Impact Investing Taskforce, 2021-2022.
- Jointly developed and launched the Operating Principles for Impact Management with the International Finance Corporation and World Bank, 2018-2019.
- Board Member, Global Private Capital Association, current.
- Investors Council Member, Global Impact Investing Network, current.
- Member, AXA Global Stakeholder Panel, 2016-2018.
- Managing Director, Ashoka and the Global Academy for Social Entrepreneurship, 2004-2007.
- Global responsibilities: Who must deliver on human rights?, Routledge, 2005.
- Democracy beyond borders: Justice and representation in global institutions, Oxford University Press, 2004.
Awards and recognition include:
- Gold Medal and John S Bickley Founder’s Award, International Insurance Association, 2018.
- Top five Companies to Change the World (LeapFrog Investments), Fortune magazine, 2017.
- One of Australia’s 20 True Leaders, Australian Financial Review, 2015.
Andy Kuper said: “I’ve built Leapfrog and Global and the impact investing industry globally from here with a lot of support from some amazing people including my leadership council members like David Gonski and Julia Gillard. And so it’s very significant to be recognized by the society in this way and to be part of the story of this country.”
He will celebrate on Monday first by taking a break with his family. He added: “I am an over-involved Jewish father and husband. And second, I think by calling my mother and sister in London because I’m an overinvolved, Jewish son and brother. My mother has to know first and I guess, third in a very Jewish fashion, I will enjoy a very good meal with lots of people and friends who I care about and love.”
Professor Mary-Louise McLAWS, NSW
For distinguished service to medical research, particularly to epidemiology and infection prevention, to tertiary education, and to health administration.
University of New South Wales (UNSW)
- Deputy President, Academic Board, since 2017.
- Member, Academic Board, since 2012.
- UNSW Diplomat, Universities Social Responsibly Network Steering Committee, since 2019.
- Water-Health Leader, UNSW Global Water Institute, since 2016.
- Member, UNSW Institutional Biosafety Committee, 2002-2015.
- Member, Vice-Chancellor’s Childcare Support Fund for Women Researchers, 2005-2008.
School of Population Health and Community Medicine, UNSW
- Professor of Epidemiology, Hospital Infection and Infectious Diseases Control, since 1992.
- WHO Global Outbreak Alert and Response Network Focal Point, since 2021.
- Director, Public Health Program, 2009-2010.
- Director, Graduate Health Services Management Programs, Hong Kong, 2000-2008.
- Director, Research Degree Training, 1998-2004.
- Member, Faculty Higher Degrees Committee, 1998-2004.
- Member, Faculty Research Student Sub Committee, 1998-2004.
World Health Organisation (WHO)
- Member, Ad-hoc Infection Prevention and Control Epidemiology Methodology Group for COVID-19, since 2020.
- Member, WHO Health Emergencies Program Ad-hoc COVID-19 Infection Prevention and Control Guidance Development Group, since 2020.
- Member, Technical Advisory Committee, WHO Infection Prevention and Control Global Unit, since 2017.
- Member, Task Force, WHO First Global Patient Safety Challenge: Healthcare Associated Infection Burden, 2010-2013.
- Epidemiology Advisor, six global pilot test sites project, 2009-2013.
- WHO Advisor, Malaysian Ministry of Health National Nosocomial Surveillance system, 2004-2005.
- WHO Advisor, People’s Republic of China Infection Control Surveillance Accreditation, 2002-2003.
NSW Clinical Excellence Commission
- Member, NSW Infection Prevention and Control Specialty COVID-19 Taskforce, since 2020.
- Member, Writing Group, Multiple Resistance Organisms Policy, 2013-2015.
- Clinical Epidemiologist, Sepsis Research Group, 2011-2015.
- Member, Healthcare Associated Infections, Expert Advisory Sub-Committee, 2010-2019.
- Member, Antibiotic Stewardship in ICU Committee, 2009-2012.
- Clinical Epidemiology Advisor, Healthcare Associated infection related activities, Clinical Excellence Commission, 2011-2017.
- Honorary Consultant Advisor, since 2011.
- Clinical Epidemiology Advisor, Clean Hands Save Lives state-wide intervention, 2005-2010.
- Member, National Advisory Committee, evaluating the Australian hand hygiene interventions to reduce healthcare associated infection, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Health Care, 2010-2012.
- Evidence-Based algorithm for personnel protective equipment to be worn by healthcare workers during pandemic influenza, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, 2008.
- Consultant to NSW Ministry of Health to establish first standardised surveillance of healthcare associated infections for public hospitals pilot, 1998-2001.
Research and Publications
- Fields of research include epidemiology, infectious diseases, Medical Microbiology and Public Health and Health Services.
- Research Output: g-index >50, citations=10138.
- Author, over 180 publications.
- Editorial Board Member, Journal of Hospital Infection, since 2017.
- Editorial Board Member, American Journal of Infection Control, since 2017 and 2012-2015.
- Editorial Board Member, International Journal of Health Governance, 2006-2019.
- Visiting Professor, Australian School of Advanced Medicine, Macquarie University, 2014-2017.
- Adjunct Professor, Biotechnology Institute for Infectious Diseases, Faculty of Science, University of Technology, 2011-2013.
- Advisor, Patient Safety Infection Control, Republica Popular Da China Regiao Administrativa Especial De Macau, Centro Hospitalar Conde De Sao Januario, 2002-2013.
- Advisor, Patient Safety Infection Control, Prince of Wales/Sydney Children’s Hospitals, since 1996.
- Foundation Member, Australasian Epidemiology Association, current.
- Member, Association for Professionals in Infection Control and Epidemiology (USA), current.
- Member, Australasian Society for Infectious Diseases, current.
- Fellow, Royal Society of New South Wales, since 2020.
- Member, European Society for Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
- Member, Hospital Infection Society United Kingdom.
- Member, Society for Healthcare Epidemiologist of America.
Awards and recognition include:
- Value in Action Award for Impact (COVID-19), Faculty of Medicine and Health, UNSW, 2021.
- The Australian’s Health and Medical Sciences Leader in the Field of Epidemiology, 2020.
- Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision, School of Population Health and Community Medicine, UNSW, 2017 and 2015.
- Global Sepsis Alliance Award Government category, SEPSIS KILLS: Early Intervention Saves Lives, 2016.
· Leadership Pin, Society for Healthcare Epidemiology, 2010.
Clinical Associate Professor Catharyn Johanna STERN, VIC
For distinguished service to gynaecology, to reproductive medicine and fertility research, and to the community.
The University of Melbourne – Royal Women’s Hospital
- Clinical Associate Professor, Obstetrics and Gynaecology, current.
- Head, Reproductive Services Unit, since 2020.
- Head, Endocrine and Metabolic Service Unit, since 2003.
- Leader, National Ovarian and Testicular Tissue Cryopreservation Service, since 2012.
- Senior Fertility Specialist, since 1999.
- Medical Coordinator, Fertility Preservation Service, since 1997.
- Medical Coordinator, ‘Big Girl’s Group’, 1997-2007.
- Member, Quality Assurance Committee, 2003-2006.
- Head, Clinical Research, since 2005.
- Head, Surrogacy Committee, 2010-2016.
- Medical Coordinator, Fertility Preservation Service, since 1997.
- Senior Fertility Specialist, since 1999.
Fertility Society of Australia
- Founder, Special Interest Group for Medical Fertility Preservation, since 2009.
- Member, current.
Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists
- Member, Scientific Organizing Committee, 2001-2018.
- Member, current.
- Co-Chair, Medical Fertility Preservation Guidance Development Group, Clinical Oncological Society of Australia, since 2010.
- Member, PanCare Working Group for Development of the European Fertility Preservation Guidelines, current.
- Member, Scientific Advisory Panel, Victorian Assisted Reproduction Treatment Authority, since 2011.
- Chief Investigator, National Health and Medical Research Council, since 2012.
- Board Member, Fertility Matters Foundation, since 2019.
- Member, Scientific Advisory Panel, Infertility Treatment Authority, 2007-2009.
- Member, Australian Drug Evaluation Committee, Therapeutic Goods Administration, 2002-2004.
- Author of over 40 scientific publications.
- Member, Medico-Legal Society of Victoria, current.
- Member, Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, UK, current.
- Member, European Society of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, current.
- Member, International Society of Fertility Preservation.
- Member, Australian Institute of Company Directors, since 2020.
Point Leo Surf Life Saving Club
- First Aid assistance, since 2012.
- Founding Member, Multicultural Day annual event, 2012-2018.
- Professional Mentor, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre, since 2019.
- First Aid Leader, Australian Rules Amateur Football, since 2012.
- Co-Founder, Support Programs for Refugees, Cranbourne Secondary College, Melbourne, 2014-2016.
Awards and recognition include:
- Gold Medal (F.J. Browne Prize), Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 1993.
- Gold Medal (Organon Prize), Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists, 1989.
MEMBER [AM] IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Emeritus Professor Marcus David ATLAS, Subiaco WA 6008
For significant service to tertiary medical education, and to otolaryngology.
University of Western Australia
- Emeritus Professor, current.
- Garnett Passe and Rodney Williams Memorial Foundation Chair in Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, 2000-2018.
- Director, Ear Sciences Centre, since 2006.
- Director, Fellowship Program, Neurotology and Skull Base Surgery, since 2000.
- Winthrop Professor of Otolaryngology, 2009-2017.
- Professor of Otolaryngology, 2000-2009.
- Coordinator and Tutor, Undergraduate Otolaryngology Program, 2000-2009.
- Director, Otolaryngology Surgery Dissection Courses, Clinical Training and Evaluation Centre, 2000-2009.
Research and Publications include:
- Editorial Board Member, The Journal of Laryngology and Otology (Australian Supplement), since 2011.
- Editorial Board Member, International Advanced Otology Journal, since 2008.
- Editor-in-Chief, Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery (Australian Supplement), 2000-2008.
- Approximately 130 peer reviewed publications.
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, Western Australia
- Director, Cochlear Implant Clinic, 2000-2020.
- Consultant, Hearing and Balance Management Centre, 2000-2003.
Department of Otolaryngology, Concord General Hospital, University of Sydney, NSW
- Chairman, 1997-2000.
- Consultant Otolaryngologist, 1992-2000.
Medical – Other
- Professor of Otolaryngology, St John of God Hospital, Subiaco, Western Australia, since 2000.
- Professor of Otolaryngology, Princess Margaret Hospital, Subiaco Western Australia, 2000-2004.
- Consultant Otolaryngologist, Wolper Private Hospital, 1998-2000.
- Consultant Otolaryngologist, St. Vincent’s Hospital, University of NSW, Sydney, 1992-2000.
- Consultant Otolaryngologist, St. Vincent’s Private Hospital and Medical Clinic, 1992-2000.
Ear Science Institute Australia (formerly the Lions Ear and Hearing Institute)
- Director, since 2001.
- Director, The Avant Education Centre for ear, nose and throat education and research, since 2012.
Royal Australasian College of Surgeons
- Member, State Training Committee, NSW and WA, since 1995.
- Examiner, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, Court of Examiners, 2006-2014.
- Fellow, since 1990.
- Member, International Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies, 2002-2006.
- Assessor, National Health and Medical Research Council, 2003-2005.
- Member, The Politzer Society, The International Society for Otologic Surgery and Science, 2005-2011.
- Member, American Otological Society, since 2005.
- Member, Association for Research in Otolaryngology, since 2001.
- Member, American Academy of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, since 2000.
- Member, Meniere’s Australia Inc, since 2000.
- Member, Australian Medical Association, Western Australia, since 1981.
Australian Deafness Research Foundation
- Vice-Chairman, 1995.
- Member, Medical Advisory Committee, 1996-2000.
- Member, 1992-2000.
Australian Society of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
- Member, since 1992.
- Member, Advisory Committee, 1996-2000.
Marcus Atlas said: “It’s a wonderful recognition of the people that I’ve worked with in the area of hearing science. And that’s included my work that I did in Sydney, as well as the last 20 years here in Perth. I worked for 10 years at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney. And then I came here to Perth in 2000. I took up the chair in ear surgery at the University of Western Australia and began ear science institute, Australia where we’ve done all of our work in in hearing science.
Dr Harold FABRIKANT, Caulfield VIC 3162
For significant service to the performing arts, and to medicine.
University of Melbourne
- Founder, The Harold Fabrikant Fund (perpetual trust), since 2018.
- Benefactor, Melbourne Conservatorium of Music, since 2015.
- Benefactor, various scholarship funds, the Faculty of Fine Arts and Music, and the Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences, since 2000.
- Musician, live recording of work by French composer Charles-Marie Widor, University of Melbourne Symphony Orchestra, 2018.
Other music related roles
- Musician specialising in keyboard instruments including the piano, harpsichord and pipe organ.
- Public solo concerts, 150, and 25 small ensemble public concerts with orchestra.
- Major Benefactor, J W Walker pipe organ restoration, St Stephen’s Anglican Church Richmond, 2018.
- Silver Patron, 3MBS FM Melbourne, current.
- Prize Sponsor, Sydney International Piano Competition, 2021.
- Performer, Melbourne International Autumn Festival of Organ and Harpsichord, 1971-1995.
Karg-Elert Archive, UK
- Fellow, 2007-2016.
- Honorary Member, 1998-2016.
- Honorary Senior Lecturer, since 1993.
- Consultant Radiologist, Monash Medical Centre, part-time, since 1993.
Royal Melbourne Hospital
- Staff Specialist Radiologist, part-time, 1993-2007.
- Specialist Radiologist, 1984-1992.
Prince Henry’s Hospital
- Deputy Director, Department of Radiology, 1976-1984.
- Staff Radiologist, 1974-1984.
- Radiology Registrar, 1969-1971.
Western General Hospital
The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Radiologists
- Life Member, since 2003.
- Past Examiner.
- Fellow, since 1983.
- Member, since 1971.
Royal College of Radiologists, UK,
- Various reviews, and over 15 scholarly articles for music journals, such as the Victorian Organ Journal, Organ Australia and OHTA News (Organ Historical Trust of Australia).
- Volunteer Co-Editor, Crescendo Music Publications, since 2007.
- Book, Widor Complete Piano Works edition, seven volumes, 1300pg, 2020.
- Book, The pianists hardly spoil me with too much attention: a study of the forgotten piano works of Charles-Marie Widor, 2012.
- Book summary, Jewish Organists and Organs in German Synagogues, 2010
- Four books related to the life and work of Sigfrid Karg-Elert, ca 1996/2011, 2000, 2002, and 2007.
- Featured in over 50 ABC Radio broadcasts and recordings, 1958-1993, and ca 40 CDs.
Awards and recognition include:
- Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, Monash University, 2001.
Harold Fabrikant told J-Wire that he had “a sort of eccentric life”. He said: “My father’s family came to Melbourne from Russia in 1890s and my mother’s family came from Romania where they had been in the ghetto. He said: “It gives me some sort of pleasure that the eccentric life I have had has turned out to be acceptable.”
George Robert GREENBERG, Malvern VIC 3144
For significant service to aged care, and to medical advisory roles.
Emmy Monash Aged Care
- Board Member, 2005 – 2022.
- Member, Nomination Committee, since 2011.
- Chairman, Apartments Committee, 2008-2019, and Member, 2005-2008.
- Selection Committee and Member, Pharmacy Committee, since 2005.
- Member, Community Engagement Committee, 2020.
- Life Member, since 2015.
Australian Anti-Defamation Commission
Professional and other community roles
- Consumer Representative, Quality and Safety/Exceptional Care Committee, St Vincent’s Private Hospitals Victoria, 2013 – 2021.
- Member, Pharmacy Board of Victoria, 1994-2005, and Delegate Member, Victorian Poison Advisory Committee, 2000-2002.
- Member, Ethics and Legislation Committee, Pharmaceutical Society of Australia Victorian Branch, 1997-2000, and Member, Self-Care Advisory Committee, 1994-1996.
- Consumer Representative, Therapeutic Goods Advisory Code Council, Media Council of Australia, 1995-1998.
- President, Mitcham Chamber of Commerce, 1979-1983, and Member, City of Whitehorse Development Committee, 1980-1983.
Independent Pharmacy Consulting
- Director, 1993-2005.
- Past Community and Hospital Pharmacist.
George Greenberg was at Uluru with his grandson who was enjoying a belated barmitzvah gift when we contacted him. He said: “All my work has been done either voluntary voluntarily or pro bono. And I really learned that from my parents. We came here in 1951. My parents were Shoah survivors. I was born in 46. And a lot of people here, Jewish and non-Jewish, helped my parents tremendously. And when they got on their feet, they started helping others and that’s I guess, that’s how I’ve learned. And so really, it’s a really a repetition of Mum and Dad’s work for others.”
Dr Sarah Nicole HILMER, Cremorne NSW 2090
For significant service to clinical and geriatric pharmacology.
Royal North Shore Hospital
- Head of Department, Clinical Pharmacology, since 2005.
- Senior Staff Specialist, Aged Care, since 2005.
- Lead, Penney Ageing Research Unit.
- Chair, Drug and Therapeutics Committee, since 2016.
- Executive Member, Drug and Therapeutics Committee, 2005-2015.
- Member, Medication Safety Committee, since 2005.
- Executive Committee, Kolling Institute, since 2021.
University of Sydney
- Honorary Conjoint Professor of Geriatric Pharmacology, current.
- Lead, Translational Research Program in Ageing and Pharmacology, Kolling Institute, current.
- Chair, Alternative Teaching Venues Committee, Graduate Medical Program Curriculum Review, 2007.
- Member, Future Leaders Working Group, Graduate Medical Program Curriculum Review, 2006.
- Hoc Mai Foundation, mentorship for Vietnamese clinical pharmacologists and geriatricians, since 2006.
Clinical Pharmacology Division, International Union of Basic and Clinical Pharmacology
- Chair, Geriatric Pharmacology Sub-committee, 2014-2022.
- Member, Geriatric Pharmacology Sub-committee, 2011-2014.
- Member, Executive Committee, Clinical Division, 2018-2022.
- Lead, IUPHAR International geriatric clinical pharmacology curriculum for medical students, 2019.
Australasian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Toxicology
- Co-Lead, Prescribing Safety Assessment, 2017-2022.
- Clinical Pharmacology Representative, Scientific Advisory Committee, 2009-2013.
- National Prescribing Service Liaison Officer, 2007-2009.
- Member, since 2002.
NSW Therapeutics Advisory Group
- Chair, Management Committee, since 2020.
- Deputy Chair, Management Committee, 2015-2019.
- Chair, Editorial Committee, 2015-2020.
- Member, Editorial Committee, 2006-2013.
- Member, since 2005.
- Chair, Covid-19 Drug and Therapeutics Advisory Community of Practice, 2020-2021.
- Member, Covid-19 Clinical Council, 2020-2021.
- Chair, Medication Management for Frail Older People Working Group, Agency for Clinical Innovation, 2021-2022.
- Member, Covid-19 Therapeutics Research Advisory Group, Office of Health and Medical Research, since 2020.
- Member, Covid-19 Vaccine Safety Investigation Group, current.
- Clinical Pharmacologist, Medical Committee, 2003-2010.
- Member, Greater Metropolitan Clinical Task Force Committee, Aged Care, 2003-2007.
Therapeutic Goods Administration
- Specialist Advisor, Advisory Committee on Vaccines, current.
- Specialist Advisor, COVID-19 Vaccine Safety Investigation Group, current.
Committee and advisory roles
- Member, Medicines Safety Oversight Committee, Australian Commission on Safety and Quality in Healthcare, since 2018.
- Member, Guidelines Leadership Group, National COVID-19 Clinical Evidence Taskforce, current
- Member, Executive Committee, Australian Deprescribing Network, current.
- Lead, Quality Use of Medicines to Optimise Ageing in Older Australians: Recommendations for a National Strategic Action Plan to Reduce Inappropriate Polypharmacy, 2015-2018.
- Clinical Pharmacology Member, Economic Sub-Committee, Pharmaceutical Benefits Advisory Committee, Commonwealth Department of Health and Ageing, 2013-2020.
- Special Volunteer, National Institute on Ageing, USA, 2004-2010.
- Member, Research and Development Grants Advisory Committee, Society of Hospital Pharmacists, 2005-2007.
- Surveyor, Postgraduate Medical Council of Australian Surveyors, 2001-2005.
- Member, Drug Committee, Concord Repatriation General Hospital, 2003-2004.
- Member, Management Advisory Board, Palliative Care Clinical Studies Collaborative, 2007-2008.
Royal Australian College of Physicians
- Member, Therapeutics Committee, Older Persons Working Party, 2006-2008.
- Advanced Trainee Representative, Division of Adult Medicine, 2000-2001.
- Fellow (Geriatric Medicine), 2002.
- Fellow (Clinical Pharmacology), 2018.
- Member, since 1998.
National Prescribing Service (NPS Medicinewise)
- Member, New Drugs Working Group, 2007-2009.
- Adviser, Medicines in the Older Person, 2013-2014.
- Adviser, Anticholinergic Burden, 2021-2022.
Australian and New Zealand Society of Geriatric Medicine
- Member, Curriculum Review Committee, 2004-2005.
- Advanced Trainee Representative, Federal Education and Training Sub-committee, 2001-2002.
- Advanced Trainee Representative, New South Wales Division, 2001.
- Member, since 2000.
- Member, Gerontology Society of America, 2007-2019.
- Member, Australian Association of Gerontology, 2001-2014.
- Member, British Pharmacological Society, 2010-2020.
Editorial and Publications
- Author, over 300 medical publications.
- Associate Editor, Journals of Gerontology Biological Sciences, since 2010.
- Associate Editor, Journals of Gerontology Medical Sciences, since 2021, and member of editorial board 2018-21.
- Member, Editorial Review, Australian Medicines Handbook: Aged Care, since 2010.
- Member, Editorial Board, Therapeutic Advances in Drug Safety, since 2010.
- Member, Editorial Board, Drugs and Ageing, since 2013.
- Member, Editorial Board, Ageing Research Reviews, since 2021.
- Executive Editor, British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, 2010-2019.
- Member, Editorial Board, The American Journal of Geriatric Pharmacotherapy, 2010-2012.
Awards and recognition include:
- Lecturer Award, Australian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 2020.
- Innovation, Development and Evaluation Award, for ‘Minimising the burden of medications in older inpatients: implementation of the Drug Burden Index Project’, Agency for Clinical Innovation, NSW Health, 2019.
- British Pharmacological Society Lectureship, Australian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 2017.
- Northern Clinical School Excellence in Postgraduate Research Supervision Award, University of Sydney, 2014.
- Teaching Excellence Award, Australian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 2011.
- William B. Abrams Award in Geriatric Clinical Pharmacology, American Society of Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics, 2009.
- New Investigator Award, Australian Society of Clinical and Experimental Pharmacologists and Toxicologists, 2008.
- Career Investigator, Australian Society of Geriatric Medicine, 2006.
Betty KLIMENKO, NSW
For significant service to motorsport, and to charitable organisations.
- Team Owner, since 2010.
- Founder, Erebus Academy.
- Owner and Co-Founder, Erebus Medical.
- Owner/Co-Owner, Racing Entitlement Contract, Supercars, since 2012, starting to compete in 2013.
- First female team owner, Australian GT Championship.
- First female team owner, Supercars, since 2012.
- First female team owner to win Bathurst 1000, 2017.
- Ambassador, Dare to be Different, in conjunction with Motorsport Australia (Confederation of Australian Motorsport), since 2018.
- Benefactor, Steve Waugh Foundation, current.
- Benefactor, Cure for Cancer Foundation, current.
- Governor and Supporter, Taronga Zoo and Taronga Conservation Society Australia, for 4-5 years in mid-2010s.
- Benefactor and Volunteer, Feel the Magic, since mid-2010s.
- Benefactor, Hogs for the Homeless, 8 years.
- Ambassador, Blue Datto, current.
- Ambassador, Women in Auto Trades Campaign, Auto Skills Australia, 2014.
- Joint Deputy Chair, Terrace Tower Group, current.
Betty Klimenko is very proud of being honoured by her Australia as her late father John Saunders was. She said: “I’m very proud and I’m, of course I’m honoured. What made it even more special is that I remember when my father got his. I remember sitting there as a younger woman thinking to myself, I have to do something special to be standing there and receiving a medal. That just really makes me happy, because I’ve done it and I’ve opened a lot of doors for women in motorsports. And I’m just proud of myself. I’m proud of the fact that I did it for my dad just to say you know that I could do something.
This is about acknowledging the work that I did for women in motorsports. Nothing to do with shopping centres, nothing to do with anything else and I’m not saying that in a bad way.”
Professor Kathy LASTER, Melbourne VIC 3004
For significant service to the law, and to legal advisory roles.
Sir Zelman Cowen Centre, College of Law and Justice, Victoria University
- Director, 2015-2021.
- Professor of Law, current.
- Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, Monash University, 2011-2014.
- Executive Director, Victoria Law Foundation, 2002-2005.
- Associate Professor, Faculty of Law, La Trobe University, 1992-2002.
- Lecturer in Criminology, University of Melbourne, 1989-1992.
- Director of Research and Executive Officer, Child Welfare Practice and Legislation Review Committee, 1983-1985.
- Admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor, Supreme Court of Victoria, 1987.
Australian Research Council
- Chief Investigator, Ngarnga Nanggit Project, current.
- Former International Peer Reviewer, Social Science Panel.
Committee and advisory roles
- Chair, Victorian Government’s Interpreting and Translating Service (LanguageLoop), since 2020.
- Board Member, Kadimah Jewish Cultural Centre and National Library, current.
- Board Member, AMES Australia, 2011-2016.
- Board Member, Archives, University of Melbourne, 1993-2001.
- Former Member, Burden of Disease Study of Domestic Violence Working Party, Health Promotion Council.
- Former Advisory Council Member, Community Policing in a Multicultural Society (Victoria Police/Monash University).
- Former Member, Board of Management, Ecumenical Migration Centre.
- Former Consultant, Criminology Research Council.
St. Kilda Legal Service
- Manager, Night Service, 2011-2014.
- Member, Management Committee, 1992-1995.
- Solicitor and Volunteer Manager, Night Service, 1987-1993.
Professional – Other
- Executive Director, Institute of Public Administration Australia (Vic), 2006-2010.
- Special Projects Manager, Victorian Department of Management and Budget (now Treasury), 1985-1987.
- Author and Co-author of several books, including: For the Public Good: Pro Bono and the Legal Profession in Australia, Federation Press, 2001; Domestic Violence: Global Responses, Academic Publishers UK, 2000; and Law as Culture, Federation Press, 1997.
- Author of 16 book chapters and 40 peer reviewed articles in national and international journals.
- Member, Editorial Board, Women and Criminal Justice, since 2011.
- Member, Editorial Board, International Journal of Victimology, since 2011.
- Member, Editorial Board, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 1989-2003.
- Member, Editorial Board, Law in Context, 1998-2002.
- Member, Editorial Board, Justice Quarterly, 1994-1997.
- Assistant Editor, Australian and New Zealand Journal of Criminology, 1990-1994.
Ian Grant LEVI, Sydney NSW 2000
For significant service to the community through a range of organisations.
JCA (Jewish Community Appeal)
- Member, Executive Committee, 2011-2013.
- Non Trustee Governor, 2007-2013.
- Trustee Governor, 1992-2001.
- Member, Planning Committee, 2007-2013.
- Chair, Allocation Committee, 2010-2011 and Member 2007-2011.
Kesser Torah College
- Vice President, 2003-2006.
- Founding Board Member, 2003-2006.
- Treasurer, 1985-1991.
- Board Member, 1982-1990.
Mount Sinai College
- President, 1992-1996.
- Vice President, 1990-1992.
- Board Member, 1989-1996.
- Life Governor, since 1996.
- Co-Chair, Capital Appeal, 2016-2018
Sir Moses Montefiore Nursing Home
- President, 1999-2001.
- Board Member, 1997-2001.
Jewish – Other
- Benefactor, NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, since 2010.
- Director, Blake Napier Limited, since 2003.
- Board Member, Moriah College, 1996.
- Supporter, Jewish House.
- Board Member, Ian Thorpe Fountain for Youth Foundation, 2009-2011.
- Counsellor and Benefactor, SIRENS Group, St Vincent’s Hospital, since 2001.
- Supporter, Starlight Foundation.
- Supporter, Maestro’s Circle, Sydney Symphony Orchestra.
- Supporter, St Vincent’s Hospital Heart Health.
- Director, Levi Advisory, since 2019.
- Senior Partner, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu, 2007-2019.
- Director, Horwath NSW, 2000-2007.
- Outsourced Chief Financial Officer, eVentures, 1999-2001.
- Director, Hill Rogers, 1993-2000.
- Principal, Levi & Company, 1983-1993.
- Board member, various private philanthropic foundations.
- Advisory board member, various private groups.
Awards and recognition include:
- Social and Community Award, Deloitte, 2013.
Ian Levi told J-Wire: “I didn’t do the communal work for purpose of gaining recognition. We were well educated by our parents. We grew up in an environment where if you’ve got the time and money then you give both. If it doesn’t change your lifestyle, then you support a cause, so just do it.”
Joseph George LEWIT, Malvern VIC 3144
For significant service to architecture, and to public administration.
Temple Beth Israel
- President, 2001-2003.
- Immediate Past President 2004-2005.
- Senior Vice-President, 1999-2001.
- Co-Vice President, 1997-1999.
- Board Member, 1997-2005 and Board Chairman, 1999-2000.
- Member, Infrastructure Advisory Group, since 2019.
- Member, Lifelong Education Committee, 2014-2019.
- Member, Honours Committee, 2011-2013, and current.
- Official volunteer photographer, current.
- Member Rabbinic Search Committees, 1997-2004, 2012 and current.
Jewish Care (Victoria) Inc
- Volunteer co-opted Member, Building Committee, since 2013.
- Member, four Project Control Groups, 2013-2020.
City of Malvern (now the City of Stonnington Council)
- Councillor, 1990-1994.
- Chairman, Environment and Transport Committee, 1991-1994.
Malvern Central School
- Member, School Council, 1981-1987.
Department of Health, Victoria
- Project Consultant, Design Services Group, various health capital projects, 2010-2012.
- Project Consultant, functional brief for the Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Project, 2009.
- Project Leader, Masterplan and Feasibility Study, Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Project, 2008.
Woodhead International (KLCK Architects merged with Woodhead International)
- Project Director, Architectural Team, Royal Women’s Hospital project (Public Private Partnership), from bid phase to handover, Design lnc Melbourne and Woodhead International, Architects in Association, 2005-2008.
- Principal, Woodhead International, 2002-2005.
- Director and Managing Director, KLCK Architects (KLCK Architects bought out Campbell Associates), 1989-2002.
- Director, Campbell Associates, 1988-1989.
Public Works Department, Victoria
- Group Manager, Health and General, 1986-1988.
- Manager, Construction Policy, 1985.
Department of Housing and Construction (previously the Commonwealth Department of Works)
- Project Manager, 1982-1985.
- Project Leader, Design and Construction, 1980-1981.
- Commonwealth Public Service Board Executive Development Scheme, 1978-1979.
- Senior Architect, Medical and Scientific Section, 1976-1977.
- Specialist Hospital Architect Training Scheme, 1974-1975.
- Architect, 1971-1972, and 1969.
- Examiner, Architects Registration Board of Victoria, 1985-1992 and Registered Architect, since 1970.
- Councillor, Victorian Chapter, Royal Australian Institute of Architects, 1986-1987.
- Fellow of the Institute, since 1984 and Associate of the Institute, since 1969.
- Member, RAIA Board of Practice Services Victoria, 1982-1986.
- Member, Administration Committee, Dyxum (international photographic community), since 2018, and Member, since 2007.
Awards and recognition include:
- Vatik Award, Union for Progressive Judaism, for past presidents of congregations and affiliation organisations who have continued to give outstanding service and make valuable contributions, 2016.
- Co-Recipient, Jewish Care Volunteer of the Year 2021.
- Jewish Care Volunteer of the Month, July 2021.
- Design and Health International Academy Award for best health project over 40,000m2, Royal Women’s Hospital, 2009.
- Property Council of Australia Award for Excellence and Innovation, Public Buildings category, Royal Women’s Hospital, 2010.
- RAIA Access Award, Arthur Preston Residential Services, 1999
Joe Lewitt told J-Wire: “It is indeed an honour to have received this AM, and special that I’ve followed in my late mother’s footsteps with her having received an OAM eleven years ago for her volunteering and her writing.
I arrived in Australia in early 1949 as a 3 year old with my Holocaust survivor parents, who like so many others rebuilt their lives here, working hard to establish themselves and to create opportunities for their children. With that came a deep sense of gratitude and appreciation for Australia, and a mindset to contribute back to our society that so embraced its ‘New Australians’.
Everything that I’ve taken on has been with the wholehearted support and encouragement of my family, as well as the latitude to do so from my partners in practice.
In my architectural career I had the opportunity to specialise in health, aged care and disability services, and our practice was at the forefront of designing de-institutionalised, health promoting projects that were functionally efficient, created a sense of well-being, encouraged independence and maximised abilities.
I’ve been privileged to have practiced with some outstanding and dedicated professionals both as partners and employees, and to have worked with a wide variety of care based clients in briefing, designing and delivering projects that met or exceeded their needs and expectations.
Although retired from practice, I still apply my expertise as a volunteer, and am happy to do so architecturally, as well as through my photography, and membership of various community and congregational committees.
Gilla LIBERMAN, NSW
For significant service to the Jewish community, and to women.
Women’s International Zionist Organisation – WIZO
- Past Delegate/Councillor.
- Life Member, since 2020.
- Immediate Past President, 2019-2020.
- Director and Secretary, WIZO Australia Pty Ltd, 2016-2018.
- President, 2010-2016.
- Committee Member, c2000-2020.
- Life Member, since 2007.
- President, 2002-2007.
- Secretary, 1990-2002.
- Past President and Secretary, Yaffa Group, 1985-1997.
- Executive Member/Councillor, since 1985.
- Past Member/Delegate, Zionist Federation of Australia, and Zionism NSW.
- Past Member/Delegate, Executive Council of Australian Jewry.
- Hostess, Women’s Division, United Israel Appeal, six years.
NSW Jewish Board of Deputies
- Past Executive Member.
- WIZO Delegate Member, c1990s-2000s.
Kambala School, Church of England Girls’ School, Rose Bay
- Teacher, History and English, 1988-2010.
Awards and recognition includes:
- Rebecca Sieff Award, WIZO, 2008.
- Denny Govendir Award, WIZO NSW, 1983.
Gilla Liberman told us” “I am actually humbled by the whole experience. This is a lovely, thank you for, for myself, for the organization WIZO and for all the hard work that has gone into supporting our projects for over 100 years. This is something that you don’t think will come to you and it’s very special. And I keep thinking that I was a child of two Holocaust survivors and here when I was two and and look what you can achieve in Australia.”
Professor Rebecca Sara MASON, Bellevue Hill NSW 2023
For significant service to tertiary education, and to professional associations.
The University of Sydney
- Professor of Endocrine Physiology, School of Medical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Health, 2007-2021 and Senior Lecturer, 1998-2007.
- Head, Department of Physiology, 2002-2019.
- Former Deputy Director, Bosch Institute.
- Associate Dean, Curriculum, 2002-2007.
- Chair, Medical Program Committee, 2002-2007.
- Former Deputy Chair, Alliance for Design and Application in Tissue Engineering, University of Sydney.
Australia and New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society
- President, 2009-2011.
- Council Member, 2001-2013.
- Member, current.
- Contributed to development of Bone and Mineral curriculum for Advanced Trainees in Endocrinology.
Healthy Bones Australia (formerly Osteoporosis Australia)
- Board Member, since 2002.
International Workshops on Vitamin D
- Founding Member, since 2011.
- Member, Workshop Executive Committee, 4 years.
- Member, Conference Finance Committee, 6 years.
National Health and Medical Research Council
- Former Member, Clinical Guidelines for Melanoma Prevention and Management Update Committee.
- Former Member, Grant Review Panel, Endocrinology and Reproduction.
· Former Member, Grant Review Panel, Arthritis and Musculoskeletal disorders, Musculoskeletal Health and Clinical Medicine.
- Member, Working Party, Sun and Health, Cancer Council of Australia, since 2004.
- Former Member, Technical Committee, Sunlight, Health and Vitamin D, Commission Internationale de L’Eclairage (International Commission of Illumination).
Research and Publications
- Developed one of the first assays in Australia for measuring vitamin D compounds in blood and determined the clinical usefulness of these measurements.
- Member, Editorial Board, Journal of Bone and Mineral Research, 2012-2014, and 1996-2002.
- Member, Editorial Board, Endocrinology, Endocrine Society USA, 2013-2016.
- Reviewer, Vitamin D abstracts, US Endocrine Society, 2014-2020.
- Visiting Research Fellow, Royal North Shore Hospital, 1996-2002.
- Published over 200 peer-reviewed articles, including 48 reviews and nine book chapters.
Awards and recognition include:
- 4th International Workshop on Vitamin D Award for career contributions to vitamin D research, 2009.
- JD Cottrell Memorial Lecture, ‘Vitamin D: The dilemma of skin and bone’, Royal Australasian College of Physicians, World Congress of Internal Medicine, Melbourne, March 2010.
Rebecca Mason told us: ”
I feel very privileged to receive this award, reflecting the heart-warming support I have experienced throughout my career, from professional peers, colleagues and students and above all, the love and encouragement of my wonderful family.
My parents always emphasised the importance of education, giving their all to selflessly provide a good life, nurturing my love of books and innate curiosity to keep learning. My late father, Kalman (Kurt) Kugelmas, survived war-torn Europe by being drafted into the Russian Army from Galicia (Poland) while almost all of our family perished in the Holocaust. He arrived in Brisbane in 1949 where he met and married my late mother Gittel (Elsie), who was teaching English to migrants, her family originating from Kishinev (Chisinau).
Like so many others, they accomplished their dreams in an Australia where commitment to hard work and belief in mutual respect was rewarded.
Having taken an interest in biology and science from a young age, I was probably destined to study medicine. I began my studies at the University of Queensland and transferred to the University of Sydney when I met and married my terrific husband of 49 years, Michael, also a medical graduate. Today we share pride in our three children, Amanda, Joel & Elizabeth, their partners, Daniel, Talia and Jonathan, and are blessed with naches from our seven grandchildren. My family means everything to me and they strongly supported my commitment to making a practical contribution by specialising in the field of Vitamin D and Bone which affects us all.
I benefited greatly from having a marvellous Ph.D supervisor, Professor Sol Posen, who was also a mentor at Sydney Hospital and then at North Shore Hospital. I am also thankful for my close long-term association with the University of Sydney, first as a student in 1972 and then as a staff member in Medicine starting in 1979. In 1988, Professor John Young gave me the opportunity to develop professionally in Physiology. This continued under Head of the School of Medical Sciences, Professor Christopher Murphy, in an era where we worked together in a very collegiate atmosphere.
It has been a pleasure to witness the development of so many students who have passed through the corridors of Medicine and the Bosch Institute. These have included 25 Ph.Ds, 12 Masters and 25 Honours students under my primary supervision who have advanced themselves by forging successful careers. I am very proud of their achievements.
As well as supporting the scientific activities as President and now Honorary Life Member of the Australia & New Zealand Bone & Mineral Society, Board Member of Healthy Bones Australia and Honorary Life Member of the Molecular & Experimental Pathology Society of Australasia, I have benefited from my engagement with the Vitamin D & Bone community overseas, speaking at international conferences, and liaising with illustrious counterparts in wide-ranging countries, including at Hadassah in Jerusalem and Rambam in Haifa.
I still remember what my mentor Professor Sol Posen always asked students in his introductory lecture: ” What would you do if it was your mother or father?”. I have tried in my career to answer this wise question, and to apply not only knowledge but also warmth and compassion to everything I have done over the years.”
David Keith PAYES, Caulfield North VIC 3161
For significant service to business, and to the community.
- Founder and Managing Director, Intrapac Property, since 1984.
- Co-Founder, Constellation Audio, 2011.
- Co-Founder, Continuum Audio Labs, 2005.
- Involved with the co-founding of several other businesses, including Rosch Recruitment and CTS Travel and Events (CTS).
- Co-Founder and Chairman, HiSoft Computers, 1983 (sold to HBA 1989).
- Non-Executive Chairman, KNP Solutions (Accountants), 2001-2005.
- Director, Internet Travel Group Ltd (ITL), 2000-2001.
Urban Development Institute of Australia – Victoria (UDIA)
- President, 2014-2016.
- Vice-President, 2010-2013.
- Director, 2006-2018.
- National Councillor, 5 years.
- Former Mentor, UDIA Women in Property.
- Solicitor, Phillips Fox, 1979-1983.
- Former Consultant to leading law and national accounting firms (tax and trust law).
- Former Academic appointments, Law and Economics, Melbourne and Monash Universities.
- Board Member, Taxation Institute of Australia (Victorian Division), 1982-1985.
- Board Member, Australian Centre for Contemporary Arts, 2001-2008.
- Board Member and former Deputy Chair, Melbourne Art Foundation and Melbourne Art Fair, 2008-2013.
- Member, National Gallery of Victoria Foundation, current.
Skin and Cancer Foundation
- Donor, Jewish Care and Federation of Jewish Aged and Community Service Organisations, 29 years.
- Former Member, Board of Governors, Maccabi Australia.
- Governor, 2005-2010.
- Member, College Council, 1995-2005.
- Chairman, Fundraising Committee, 1998-2005.
- Financial Supporter, Mount Scopus College, current.
- Former Board Member, Monash Property Management (subsidiary of Monash University).
David Payes said: “ I’ve done a lot of different things but always putting back into the areas that I was involved in…and to be recognized, well I don’t need the accolades.”
Richard Neville ROGERS, VIC
For significant service to the community through the not-for-profit sector.
- Independent Member, The Way Back Support Services Steering Committee, Beyond Blue, since 2019.
- Deputy Chairman, Gandel Philanthropy, 2007-2016.
- Board Member, Knit-One-Give-One (KOGO), 2016-2021.
- Member, Mount Scopus College Foundation, since 1990.
- Board Member, Jewish Museum of Australia, 1992.
- Chairman, 2014-2018.
- Deputy Chairman, 2009-2013.
- Director, 2007-2019.
- Former Chair, Nominations Committee.
- Former Chair, Major Developments Committee.
- Former Member, Audit and Risk Committee.
- Former Member, Patient Experience and Clinical Governance Committee.
- Former Member, Cabrini Foundation Board.
Melbourne Hebrew Congregation
- Life Governor, current.
- President, 1989-1991.
- Chief Executive Officer, Tallow Group, since 2005.
- Managing Director, Roger David, 1997-2007.
Richard Rogers commented: “ This was unexpected because you never do things in the community. I just do it because I think it’s the right thing to be doing so. And at the same time, we hope that it inspires other people.”
Anna Marjorie SCHWARTZ, Melbourne VIC 3000
For significant service to the museums and galleries sector.
- Proprietor and Director, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne, since 1993.
- Board Member, Brett Whiteley Foundation, current.
- Board Member/Supporter, Shir Madness Jewish Music Festival, 2015-2017.
- Proprietor and Director, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Sydney, 2008-2014.
- Proprietor and Director, City Gallery, 1986-1993.
- Proprietor and Director, United Artists Gallery, 1982-1987.
Australian Art Orchestra
- Patron, current.
- Director, 2010-2018.
- Benefactor, Carriageworks, Sydney, since 2015.
- Gold Benefactor, Art Gallery of New South Wales Foundation.
Anna Schwartz said: “I am very proud to receive this award and see it as an acknowledgement of the great artists I have had the honour of working with over the past forty years. I have always been interested in the serious and challenging work of the artists of our time, both from Australia and elsewhere and in presenting their work into this culture.”
HONORARY MEMBER [AM] IN THE GENERAL DIVISION OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA
Dr Richard Jules COHN, Rose Bay NSW 2029
For significant service to paediatric cancer medicine, and to professional organisations.
Sydney Children’s Hospital Randwick
- Clinical Program Director of Medicine and Diagnostics, since 2008.
- Leader and Founder, Behavioural Sciences Unit, Kids Cancer Centre, since 2001.
- Head, Clinical Oncology, Kids Cancer Centre, 1999 – 2019.
- Director, Late-effects Cancer Survivorship Program, since 1999.
- Head of Clinical Oncology in the Kids Cancer Centre at the Hospital, 1999 – 2019.
- Director, Neuro-Oncology Programmes, 1999 – 2019.
- Former Medical Advisor, SCH Foundation Joshua Holland Leukaemia Fund.
University of New South Wales
- Conjoint Professor, School of Women’s and Children’s Health, since 2015.
- Co-Director, Paediatrics, National Centre for Cancer Survivorship, since 2015.
- Clinical Research Associate, Children’s Cancer Institute Australia, since 1999.
- Principal Investigator, International, Limited Institution Study on paediatric medulloblastoma, St Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital, current.
- Investigator, Children’s Oncology Group, current.
Board and Committee appointments
- Chair, Australian and New-Zealand Late-effects subcommittee, Australian and New Zealand Children’s Haematology/Oncology Group, 2011-2020.
- Chair, Subcommittee on Ototoxicity, International Committee for Harmonization of Health Screening Guidelines for Childhood Cancer Survivors, 2014-2021.
- Member, Committee for Supportive Care of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP), current.
- Regional Counsellor, Redkite NSW, since circa 1999.
- Former Member, National Advisory Committee, Learning Program, Ronald McDonald House Charities.
Awards and recognition includes:
- Ashleigh Moore Award, Clinical Oncology Society of Australia (COSA), 2019.
- Excellence in the Field of Medicine Award, Medical Media Awards, 2008.
- Paul Harris Fellow, Rotary Foundation of Rotary International, 1987.
MEDAL [OAM] OF THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA IN THE GENERAL DIVISION
Dr Racheline Marlene BARDA, Rose Bay NSW 2029
For service to the Jewish community of Sydney.
Department of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies, University of Sydney
- Honorary Research Associate, current.
- Lecturer, current.
Sydney Jewish Museum
- Consulting Curator, Jews from Islamic Lands Exhibition, 2020.
- Volunteer Guide, 25 years.
- Author, Egyptian-Jewish Emigres in Australia, published by Cambria Press.
- Author, a range of articles, Australian Jewish Historical Society Journal.
- Author, a range of articles, Jews of the Islamic World.
- Speaker, International Congress of the Jews of Egypt in Israel, 2006.
- Speaker, International Research Conference – The Jews of Egypt in Modern Times, Bar Ilan University, Israel, 2004.
- Australian Association of Jewish Studies, Jewish Languages, Jewish Cultures, University of Sydney, 2013.
Racheline Barda told J-Wire: Well, I’m overwhelmed. I really never thought that I would get such an award and I don’t think I’m so special. I got so much joy and pleasure out of I what I’ve been doing that it’s not fair to be recompensed for something you enjoy doing, whether it was my studies or guiding in the museum or talking about the Jews of Arab lands are subjects that are very close to my heart. So I’m really honoured and humbled.”
Michael BENJAMIN, Docklands VIC 3008
For service to the community of Dingley Village.
- Ambassador and Supporter, Make a Difference Dingley Village, current.
- Founding Chairman, Dingley Village Bendigo Bank, 2001-2011.
- Former Member, Save Kingswood Group.
- Formerly involved with local sporting clubs in Dingley Village.
- Formerly involved with Dingley Village Historical Society, and Rotary Club of Dingley Village.
- Formerly involved with St Marks Primary School and Dingley Primary School.
- Sole Practitioner/Consultant Lawyer, since 2019.
- Former Director, Michael Benjamin Associates, 1993 – 2019.
- Member, Law Institute of Victoria, since 1993.
Michael Benjamin’s great-great-grandfather was Sir Benjamin Benjamin, a Lord Mayor of Melbourne. His family maintain a family tree and told us that all the Victorian Benjamins must be linked in some way.
Mark BLANKFIELD, Toorak VIC 3142
For service to the Jewish community of Victoria.
- Governor, since 2021.
- Senior Council Member, 2005-2020.
- Council Member, 1985-2020.
- Chair, Fee Relief Committee, 1985-2020.
United Israel Appeal Victoria
- Deputy Chair, 1997-2000.
- Cabinet Member, 1993-2000.
- Member, 1981-2008.
Rotary Club of Richmond Hill
- President, 1989-1990.
- Former District Governor Representative.
- Charter Member, 1987-2005.
- Chief Executive Officer, Real Flame, 1984-2016.
Australian Solid Fuel and Wood Heating Association
- Founding Member, 1984.
- Former Board Member.
Awards and recognition include:
- Federal Australian Askan Award, United Israel Appeal, 2008.
- Victorian Askan Award, United Israel Appeal, 2000.
Mark Blankfield said he was taken by surprise. He said: “It really did. I’ve done a lot of things for no reward and I didn’t want a reward. I think it’s to be shared with a lot of people who were all part of my teams all the way through so when I got the phone call I was just absolutely blown away. And it’s only starting to sink in now. In 1980 I came to Australia from South Africa into a new world with a caring Jewish community. I am privileged to be part of it. Opportunities to contribute presented themselves to me and they opened the doors for my needs to put back into the community. I have enjoyed being fulfilled on my involvements. I’m humbled and proud to be honoured for being in the right places at the right times. Yep, and then basically I’m blessed to being surrounded by loving supportive family partners.” I think on Monday, I’ll just quietly go about spending some time with my family with my children and their spouses and my grandchildren.”
Helen Olga BRYANT, Mount Lawley WA 6050
For service to the Jewish community of Western Australia.
Temple David Progressive Synagogue
- President, 1994-1996, and 1998-2000.
- Board Member, Board of Management.
- Member, Rabbinic Search Committee.
- Principal Team Leader, Religion School, since 2017.
- Teacher and Team Leader, Temple David Religion School, since 1973.
- Chair, Ritual Committee, current.
- Teacher/ coordinator, Adult Education and conversion to Judaism class.
- Service Leader, Shabbat and Festival mornings.
- Teacher, bar and bat mitzvah students, since 1974.
- Life Member, current.
- Member, since 1973.
National Council of Jewish Women Western Australia (NCJWAWA)
- Executive Member, State and National Education Boards.
- Former Recipient, Women Achiever Award.
Union of Progressive Judaism
- Programme initiator /Coordinator of 2 major biennial conferences for progressive Jewish leadership in the Pacific Rim region – Sydney and Ballarat.
- Executive member.
Australian Reform Zionist Association
English Explorer Pty Ltd
- Academic Director, current.
Department of Education Western Australia
- Teacher in Charge, Wheelchairs for Kids, in conjunction with the Christian Brothers’ Outreach Programme, 1989-2006.
- Teacher in Charge, Off Campus Programme, Girrawheen/Balga Senior High School, 1989-2006.
- Former Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme Teacher, Girrawheen Senior High School.
- Former Remedial Reading Specialist.
- Former Reading Specialist Teacher, Balcatta Senior High School.
- Former Reading Specialist Teacher, Lockridge Senior High School.
- Youth Worker, coordinator of StreetsYde programme for alienated youth, YMCA Perth, 1985-1989.
Awards and recognition include:
- Vatik Award, Union for Progressive Judaism, 2018.
- NEiTA Award, Inauguaral winner, Secondary division 1994.
- Woman of Worth NCJWAWA.
The late Mr Eric Ayre GORDON
Formerly of Caulfield VIC 3162
For service to the Jewish community of Melbourne.
Blake Street Shul
- Founding Committee Member, Bridge at Blake, 20 years.
- Founding Member, Hebrew Congregation, current.
Jewish Community – Other
- Voluntary Guide, Jewish Museum, 20 years.
- Honorary Life Governor, Melbourne Royal Children’s Hospital.
Eric Gordon’s partner Louise Dyskin received an OAM in January. She could not attend the presentations due to family illness and she made special arrangements to receive her own OAM at the same time as receiving Eric’s. Louise said: “We were a good team. atch you as my partner, too, as well. He had been a good bridge player. And so when I started learning bridge we became partners. We were partners in everything.”
Helen GRANEK, Caulfield North VIC 3161
For service to the Jewish community, and to women.
WIZO (Women’s International Zionist Organisation) Australia
- Committee Member, c2010-2020.
- Secretary, 2004-2010.
- Vice-President, 1997-2002.
- Life Member, since 2010.
- Co-President, 2019-2020.
- President, 2017-2020, and 1997-2002.
- Vice-President, 1996.
- Delegate or Deputy Delegate, Jewish Community Council of Victoria, and Zionism Victoria, c1997-2015.
- Holocaust Education Presenter, since 1984.
- Executive Member/Councillor, since 1970s.
- Founder, HeIen Granek Veterans Award, 2017.
- The HeIen Granek Room, named in her honour at Ahusat Yeladim, residential boarding school, Haifa, Israel, 2002.
Department of Education and Early Childhood Development, Victoria
- Leading Teacher, c1975 – 2010.
Awards and recognition includes:
- Community Recognition Award, Jewish Community Council of Victoria, 2012.
- Rebecca Sieff Award, Women’s International Zionist Organisation, 2002.
Helen Granek loves Australia. She said: “I am absolutely humbled because I came here as a child survivor of the Shoah 75 years ago. I was a refugee. And now I’ve had 75 years of beautiful life in Australia. And it’s, an award for my 64 years involvement with the care of women and children in Israel, through WIZO. I was president of WIZO Victoria for five years, and vice president of Zionism Victoria and as a survivor and wanting to pass on the message to future generations, I speak to shuls and schools about the Holocaust. And this is, in a way I suppose. an acknowledgement of what I have done, but I am just very, very humble. It’s for my family and it’s a koved to our community as well.”
Penelope Jane JAKOBOVITS, VIC
For service to the Jewish community.
World Union for Progressive Judaism
- Executive Board Member, 2000-2005.
Union for Progressive Judaism, Australia, New Zealand and Asia
- Executive Member, c2001-2005.
- President, Union for Progressive Judaism, c2000-2005.
- Member or supporter, Progressive Trust, Victoria, 1994-2012.
- Past Member or supporter, Council of Christians and Jews Victoria.
Temple Beth Israel, St Kilda
- Board Member – Community Care, c1990s-2000s.
- Past Honorary Secretary, and Executive Board Committee.
- Volunteer, since c1980s.
- Board Member, 3 years.
- Volunteer, 12 years.
Awards and recognition include:
- Co-Recipient, President’s Awards for Outstanding Service, Union for Progressive Judaism, Australia, New Zealand and Asia, 2011.
Penny Jakobovits was surprised that her award comes many years since she was active. She said: “I was just blown away because that’s you know, that was a long time ago for me. And I didn’t have any inkling that it would be offered. Because it’s wonderful. It’s a good, warm, fuzzy feeling. It’s really nice, really nice. I’m very, very happy about it.
Mr Alan Owen LANDIS, Rose Bay NSW 2029
For service to the decorative and fine arts.
Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse Museum)
- Life Fellow, since 2005.
- Honorary Associate and Advisor – ceramics, glass, since 1982.
- Benefactor, President’s Circle, decorative arts collection, 1977-2005.
- Life Member.
The Wedgwood Society of New South Wales
- President, 1984-1985.
- Vice-President, 1977-1978.
- Editor, 1984.
- Founding Member, since 1976.
- Member, and Lecturer, Wedgwood International Seminar, USA, current.
Australian Antique and Art Dealers Association
- Past President, Antique Dealers Association of NSW.
- Member, and Lecturer, current.
The Ceramic Collectors Society
- Past Vice President.
- Past Committee Member.
- Member, and Lecturer, since c1970s.
The Silver Society of Australia Inc
- Past Secretary.
- Founding Member, 1988.
Australiana Society Inc
- Contributor, ‘Australiana’ magazine.
- Founding Member and sponsor, since 1970s.
Additional honorary roles
- Cinoa Advisor, and Honorary Curator, National Trust of NSW, current.
- Advisor and Consultant, Historic Houses Trust, current.
- Advisor and Consultant, Australiana Fund, current.
- Member, and Lecturer, Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies Sydney, current.
- Organiser, valuation days for the National Trust, the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
- Contributor, Australian Dictionary of Biography.
· Benefactor, Cranbrook (Anglican) School, Sydney, 2003.
- Congregant and Advisor, The Great Synagogue Sydney, since 1970s, and Organiser and valuer, Antiques Day, 2018.
- Parent Guard, Moriah College, 1995-2002.
- Supporter, Sydney Jewish Museum.
- Director, Alan Landis Antiques, since 1977.
- Registered Valuer, and Benefactor, Australian Government Cultural Gifts Program.
Alan Landis told J-Wire: “My philosophy in life has always been to share knowledge and enthusiasm, and as such I owe this great honour many people. I have always been passionate about the Powerhouse Museum and Decorative arts institutions and helping charities raise funds for important causes, encouraging learning and collecting beautiful objects. I am also proud to be an honorary curator to the Sydney Jewish Museum since its inception in 1979.”
Laurence James MARSHBAUM, Elizabeth Bay NSW 2011
For service to the community through philanthropic initiatives.
- Founder and Chairman, since 2013.
- Founder, Young Division, One to One Children’s Fund, c2006.
- Foundation Member, Jumpstart, Jewish Communal Appeal.
- Portfolio Manager, Sunsuper, since 2012.
- Investment Manager, Taurus Asset Finance, 2010-2011.
- Portfolio Manager, Furstenberg Capital, 2009-2010.
Laurence Marshbaum told J-Wire: This means a lot. I never did this work for the recognition. But I do it because it feels right. To be recognized in terms of service to the community, as a great honor and I am humbled by it.I’m a relatively young guy, so I just think it shows that it’s possible to leverage your time and talent to create positive outcome.”
Brian Peter MYERSON, Rose Bay NSW 2029
For service to community health, particularly organ donation.
- Founding Director, ShareLife, since 2006, and Founding Member, since 2003.
- Developed an organ donation strategy in 2007-2008 which contributed to the establishment of the Organ and Tissue Authority in 2009.
- Organ transplant advocate, since 2000.
- Supporter and advocate, since 2006.
NSW Donation and Transplantation Implementation Advisory Group
Diabetes NSW and ACT
- Ambassador, since 2017.
- Member and benefactor, since 1984.
- Recipient, 50 year Kellion Medal, 2015.
- Contributor/co-author, Research Article, ‘An International Comparison of the Effect of Policy Shifts to Organ Donation following Cardiocirculatory Death (DCD) on Donation Rates after Brain Death (DBD) and Transplantation Rates’, PLOS ON Journal, 2013.
Brian Meyerson received a kidney and a pancreas from Matthew, an organ donor. He said: ” I was a very very lucky recipient of his organs. I was so lucky. I thought I was dying. I didn’t have much longer to go and I felt that it was time for me to show my appreciation by trying to increase the organ donation rate so that other people could be as fortunate as I was.
I’m extremely honoured that the community has decided to grant me this award. To be honest, this award should be for my amazing donor and donor family. Without them I wouldn’t be alive today. And that gift of life that I received from them has allowed me to pursue increasing your donation rates through a wonderful organization called Share Life.
Miri ORDEN, Dover Heights NSW 2030
For service to the Jewish community of New South Wales.
National Council of Jewish Women of Australia – New South Wales Division
- Co-President, since 2018.
- Co-Vice-President, 2013-2015.
- Member, Board of Directors, since 2010.
- Member, Steering Committee, 2015-2018.
- Chair, Building Committee, since 2013.
- Chairperson, ‘Books Out Loud’ Program, 2013-2018.
- Raising Events Committee, 2013-2016.
- Member, Status of Women Committee, 2012.
- Co-Chair, Keren Or Group, 2011.
- Member, ‘Grandkidz’ Organising Committee, 2010-2011.
- Member, since 2007.
Jewish Folk Centre, Ha’Moadon Ha’Israeli
- Co-President, since 2017.
- President, 2012-2017.
- Building Chair, since 2012.
- Board Member, since 2009.
Community – Other
- Trustee Governor, representing Jewish Folk Centre Ha’Moadon Ha’Israeli, Jewish Communal Appeal, 2012-2017.
- Trustee Governor, representing National Council of Jewish Women New South Wales Division, Jewish Communal Appeal, 2013-2017.
Miri Orden commented: “I am so very honoured to have been nominated for this award, it’s such a thrill and surprise.
I have always been interested in community and since I semi-retired 15 years ago I have had the time to be involved in volunteer work through NCJWA NSW and the Jewish Folk Centre Ha’Moadon Ha’Israeli and have held a number of roles and leadership positions such as part of steering committee, a co-president at NCJWA NSW and president for many years at the JFC Hamoadon Ha’Israeli, having welcomed a couple of co-presidents to share the load through the past 4 years.
I was born in Israel and know the challenges that those new to the country face. The Moadon has provided a home for those with Israeli background and helped them also be part of the wider community and proud Australians.
I have been involved as part of the team in both organisations in helping to support and expand programs and events and initiating new ones . At NCJWA NSW I have been part of the executive board in our many programs concerned with Women’s rights both here and abroad .
I play the accordion and collect music from all around the world that evokes the spirit and melodies of yesteryear. Sensitive to and aware of the needs of older people I was visiting nursing homes and the participants had an unbelievable reaction to the music. It was uplifting stimulating and had a therapeutic aspect as well. When suddenly the participants remembered the words from songs going back 40,50, 60 years ago, and joined in the singing, without having to read the words!
From this music experience another idea was born that I started at NCJWA NSW called The Books Out Loud program to train and supply volunteers to read and discuss books to residents of local nursing homes as part of our outreach programs.
My professional career has been in the building and property industry, and I have been able to use these skills in both organisations as Building Chair. With the JFC Ha’Moadon in partnership with Jewish Care we have been able to refurbish and renovate the Moadon venue and make it suitable for Jewish care to run the very important and special program called Our Kitchen Hand (OKH) which is an innovative approach to training, skill-building, personal development, and community participation for people with disabilities including those with a psychosocial (mental health) disability. The program operates inside the JFC Ha’Moadom and runs by Jewish Care Mon -Fri.
We are extremely proud and honoured to have been able to support and help make this program a reality.
These projects have achieved a better venue for our members but also secured and strengthened our organisations financial future.
As Building Chair at NCJWA NSW I have been working over the years to implement building developments that will further secure its financial security and future.
James Leon POZARIK, Dover Heights NSW 2030
For service to photography.
Sydney Children’s Hospitals Foundation
- Photographer-in-Residence, since 2012.
- Exhibitions, ‘Then and Now’, also printed as a book, 2019, ‘Another Year in the Life’, 2015, ‘A Year in the Life’, 2012.
- Contributor, ‘The Family Handbook’ publication.
- Volunteer, play therapy, Sydney Children’s Hospital, Randwick, Emergency, 2013-2018, and Oncology, 2001-2006.
- Then and Now series, Head On Festival, 2019-2020.
- Five images in the collection at the National Portrait Gallery.
- Various Australian film and TV productions, 1994-2011.
- Photographer for the South Pacific, 1985-1990s.
- Cover Credit, Hostage Breakthrough, January 26, 1981.
Contributing Photographer and Photojournalist
- Associated Press, New York Magazine, Time Magazine, Newsweek Magazine, The New York Times, Who Magazine, prior to 1985.
Emeritus Professor William David RUBINSTEIN, VIC
For service to tertiary education, and to Jewish history.
- Professor of History, Aberystwyth University, United Kingdom, 1995-2011 and Emeritus Professor, since 2011.
- Lecturer, Senior Lecturer, Associate Professor, and Professor of Social and Economic History, Deakin University, 1978-1995.
- Research Fellow, Department of Sociology, Research School of Social Sciences, Australian National University, 1976-1978.
- Research Associate, Department of History, Lancaster University, United Kingdom, 1975-1976.
- Former Adjunct Professor, Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation, Monash University.
Author – Modern British History
- Beyond the Dreams of Avarice – The Very Wealthy in Modern Britain’,Everett Root, 2018.
- The Richest of the Rich: The Wealthiest 250 People in Britain since 1066, Harriman House Ltd, 2007.
Author – Australian History
- The All-Time Australian 200 Rich List, Allen and Unwin, 2004.
- Menders of the Mind: A History of the Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 1946-1996,Oxford University Press, 1996.
Author – Australian Jewish History
- The Jews in Australia: A Thematic History, Volume Two: 1945 to the Present, William Heinemann, 1991.
- The Jews in Australia, Allen and Unwin, 1986.
Editor – Anglo-Jewish History
- The Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011 (Co-Editor).
- Encyclopaedia Judaica, 2007.
Author – World Jewish History
- Israel, the Jews and the West: The Fall and Rise of Antisemitism,Social Affairs Unit, 2008.
- Genocide: A History, Routledge, 2004.
- The Jews in the Modern World Since 1750, Hodder Education, 2002.
Author – Historical Mysteries
- Who Wrote Shakespeare’s Plays?, Amberley Publishing, 2011.
- Shadow Pasts, Amateur Historians and Histories Mysteries, Routledge, 2007.
Australian Jewish Historical Society (AJHS) Inc (Vic)
- Committee Member, since 2013 and 1983-1995.
- Founding Editor, AJHS Journal, 1988-1995.
- Life Member, c2000.
Australian Association for Jewish Studies
- Co-Founder and President, 1989-1991.
- Committee Member, current.
Jewish Community – Other
- President, Jewish Historical Society of England, 2002-2004.
- Consultant, Australian Institute of Jewish Affairs (now Australia/Israel Jewish Affairs Council), 1983-1995.
- Committee Member, Executive Council of Australian Jewry, 1983-1995.
- Chairman, Anti-Defamation Committee, Jewish Community Council of Australia, 1989-1991.
- Fellow, Australian Academy of the Humanities, 1986.
- Fellow, Australian Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, 1992.
- Fellow, Royal Historical Society, United Kingdom.
Bill Rubinstein said: “The award acknowledges my many years of academic research and teaching and so on for the Jewish community here in Australia. I am controversial when I write for Quadrant magazine and I expect some won’t approve of this.”
Shira Nina SEBBAN, Vaucluse NSW 2030
For service to the Jewish community through a range of roles.
- Holocaust and Human Rights Guide, Sydney Jewish Museum, since 2018.
- Member, Supporting Asylum Seekers Sydney, since 2016.
- Visitor, Villawood Immigration Detention Centre, since 2016.
- Singer, Sydney Jewish Choral Society, current.
- Vice-President, School Board, 2012-2016.
- Member, School Board, 2004-2020.
- Chair and Member, Jewish Life, since 2010.
- Teacher, Refugee and Asylum Seeker Elective Unit, current.
- Former Chair, Marketing Committee, 10 years.
- Former Foundation Member.
- Former Assistant, Wolanski Family Specialist Learning Centre.
- Former Co-Chair, 25th Anniversary Celebrations.
- Former Member, Principal Search Committee.
- Journalist, Australian Jewish News, 2001.
- Author, Unlocking the Past: Stories from my Mother’s Diary, 2018.
- Writer and Editor, New Moon Publishing, 1994.
- Former Member, Editorial Board, General Journal.
- Former Book Editor, Law Book Company.
- Former Book Editor, Lansdowne Publishing.
- Former Volunteer, Radio 4EB.
Shira Sebban did not expect to be honoured. She told us: “I really don’t look for honour. And when I do something, I give my whole heart. So for me, it’s truly an honour. And I was amazed that anyone would think, to nominate me and it’s a beautiful thing, but I wouldn’t be doing this work regardless of any honour. Because it means a great deal to me. I always said that I’m a full-time volunteer. That’s what I do. So it’s lovely to be recognized. As I said I would do it regardless.
Terence Leland STERN, St Ives NSW 2075
For service to the law through legal societies.
The Law Society of New South Wales
- Councillor, 1998-2020.
- Chair, Injury Compensation Committee, 1998-2020.
- Member, Costs Committee and coast working group, 20 years.
- Member, Ethics Committee, 12 years.
- Member, Litigation Law and Practice Committee, 12 years.
- Member, Medico-Legal Liaison Committee, 9 years.
- Member, Professional Conduct Committee, 3 years.
- Former Society Representative, Civil Users Group, District Court of New South Wales.
- Co-Author, Law Society of NSW Costs Guide 7th Edition.
- Life Member, since 2020.
Eastern Suburbs Law Regional Society
- President, 1994.
- Member, Litigation Law and Practice Committee, current.
- Founder, Lawyers Learning for Charity Conference, 1995.
The Law – Other
- Assessor, Review Panellist and Solicitor, Supreme Court of New South Wales, current.
- Solicitor, High Court of Australia, current.
- Principal Solicitor, Stern Law, since 2000.
- Principal, Stern and Tanner, 1985-2000.
- Principal, Segal & Stern, 1976-1985.
Terry Stern told us: I’m stoked. You know, 54 years in legal practice and having devoted the last large part of my life to help the legal profession I feel really delighted to have the recognition.”
This report was produced by Henry Benjamin
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