2017 Australia Indonesia Awards Finalists
The concept of the “Australia Indonesia Awards” program was inspired by the “Australian of the Year” awards, in that they recognize ordinary Australians (our awards also include Indonesians) who are doing extraordinary things in various fields of activity. The Australia Indonesia Awards recognize and honour those Australians and Indonesians who through their activities are contributing to the friendship and understanding between Indonesians and Australians. Politicians from both sides of politics have spoken of the underlying strength of the relations between Australia and Indonesia as being the “people to people” relations. People nominated for the Australia Indonesia Awards are an integral part of these “people to people” relations.
In the inaugural awards in 2014, nominations were called for in three categories: Art, Education, and Media. In the second and third year of the Awards, nominations were called in the categories of Business, Humanitarian, Community involvement, Resources, Sport, and Travel/tourism. Nominations were reviewed by an independent Selection Panel, chaired by Mr Bill Farmer AO, a former Ambassador to Indonesia. The Panel selected the three finalists in each category, and announce the winners in each category at the Awards Presentation Night.
The finalists have included Australians and Indonesians, and come from all over Australia and Indonesia. They range from people with a lifetime involvement, to those who are much younger but have been an inspiration to others.
Congratulations to the finalists and to all the nominees. And a big “thank you” to those people who nominated them for the awards.
Finalists 2016 – 2017 Resources
Finalists 2016 – 2017 Sport
Finalists 2016 – 2017 Tourism/Travel