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    Australia Day Awards.

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    Richard Harris and Craig Challen

    Worthy recipients, an inspiration to all of us.
    https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/national/2019/01/26/australians-of-the-year/

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    Agree, it think it would have been pretty hard to overlook those two guys.
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    I see Baker Boy got a guernsey too. Good to see!

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    By and large, these awards are an absolute farce.
    The award for Harris and Challen is a rare exception.
    The OAMs are usually for self-serving individuals that have never had anything more than their own benefit at heart and I have always assumed that their Mum nominated them - or maybe the person that they will nominate next year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    By and large, these awards are an absolute farce.
    The award for Harris and Challen is a rare exception.
    The OAMs are usually for self-serving individuals that have never had anything more than their own benefit at heart and I have always assumed that their Mum nominated them - or maybe the person that they will nominate next year.


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    When I see some of the awards I realise that at a local level, people like me are to blame as we should be nominating the many worthy individuals that spend much of their spare time contributing to the local community in fields where there is no personal gain other than the satisfaction of having made a contribution.
    Locally we had one guy who was a business owner and got a gong for doing stuff that ultimately would have been of benefit to his business. Now I know the world runs on self-interest and that's fine, but I'm not sure the Australia Day Awards should be focused on acknowledging people for doing what they do as their job. Wages/salary do that.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rocky View Post
    By and large, these awards are an absolute farce.
    The award for Harris and Challen is a rare exception.
    The OAMs are usually for self-serving individuals that have never had anything more than their own benefit at heart and I have always assumed that their Mum nominated them - or maybe the person that they will nominate next year.
    Those most deserving of these types of awards wouldn't see themselves as deserving recipients, and would most likely be embarrassed by all the fuss. For them, not being taken for granted, and an occasional "thank you" would probably suffice.

    Ps I never cease to marvel at humanity's bent for ingeniously hijacking any philanthropic initiative in the name of hubris and greed.
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    I have been an Australia Day Ambassador since 2001.
    So, I have been the ambassador at many rural communities (I only go to rural areas at my request).

    It's amazing to meet people who work tirelessly for their community (mostly older people) just to make it better for the rest of the community.
    It is quite humbling to meet these individuals who work without any self gratification or profit, they just love the town and the people where they live.
    Just to make life better for those around them.

    These are the people I like to see get recognition for the contribution they make, not only for their community but for Australia as a whole.
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