Kurt Fearnley, Kate Grenville, local heros among Queen’s Birthday honours recipients

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 HONOURED Anthony Joshua and Kanya King

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In total 1,057 people have received an award in 2018.

Ms Westacott, who has previously publicly described being bullied in school and having a violent father, said her AO for service to the private and public sector shows Australia is a country of opportunity.

Julie Bates from New South Wales was also recognised for her work in the field of community health, particularly through harm reduction programs for sex workers and people with substance abuse issues, and to those living with HIV/AIDS.

AWARDED Margaret Casely-Hayford
AWARDED Margaret Casely-Hayford

Ms Smyth, who has more than 40 years experience in the mineral and petroleum industries and now chairs the National Offshore Petroleum Safety and Environmental Management Authority, said everyone she had worked with in her career should share her pride in being awarded an AC.

On his retirement in March after 31 years in policing Mr Rowley was praised by Prime Minister Theresa May for his "dedication to protecting public safety and tackling the evils of terrorism".

He was made an OBE in 2007 for his work.

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The AC is one of the most prestigious of the Queen's Birthday honours - leading civic awards recognising good deeds and significant achievements in the Australian community. She has picked up an MBE for services to Paralympic winter Olympic sport.

Dr Diana Owen and Kazuo Ishiguro are among five local recipients of the Queen's Birthday Honours.

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Joseph Berry was also awarded a BEM for services to music and the community in Newry.

Honoured with a British Empire Medal were John Metcalfe, from Mickleton, for services to the village; and Cathleen Anne Milwood, of Welford-on-Avon, for services to Stratford-upon-Avon.

There is an MBE for Lucy Prior, worldwide trade director at Rail Alliance, for services to rail exports after she raised awareness of strategic developments in the sector to the SME community.

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