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2016 WINNERS

 

RECOGNISING POSITIVE IMPACT

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Romal Baluchzada

An immigrant from Afghanistan, Baluchzada arrived in Australia six years ago. Previously working as a civil engineer for the...

Rosie Batty

In February 2014 Batty became the face of domestic violence in Australia when her son Luke was killed by his father at a Melbourne...

Julian Burnside AO QC

Julian Burnside AO QC is an Australian barrister who practises principally in commercial litigation, trade practices and...

Paige Burton

Paige is the 2017 Australian youth representative to the United Nations. She has previously served as the national education...

Philip Chan

Philip is a young leader in children’s rights law and policy. He is the youth advisor to the United Nations on landmark...

Annabelle Chauncy OAM

Annabelle Chauncy OAM is the CEO and founding director of School For Life Foundation. Annabelle co-founded the organisation...

Peter Cooley

Peter grew up in the Aboriginal Mission at La Perouse and worked as a diesel mechanic and TAFE teacher before starting his...

Tim Costello

A powerful advocate for the not-for-profit sector, Costello has been the head of one of Australia’s largest foreign aid organisation...

Lisa Cotton

Lisa co-founded TFN in 2013, which has supported 127 grassroots non-profit organisations.

TFN helps build the...

Catia Davim

Catia Davim is on a mission to make the world a better place and has taken positive action to make this a reality. In 2015, she founded the...

Tania de Jong AM

Tania de Jong AM is a leading Australian social entrepreneur, soprano, inspirational speaker and creative innovation catalyst. 

Vedran Drakulic

Vedran Drakulic is the CEO of Gandel Philanthropy, one of the largest private family foundations in Australia. Having...

Carey Edwards

A vocal advocate for the NFP sector of animal welfare and rescue, Carey has taken Australian Working Dog Rescue from its foundation...

Silvana Gaglia

“We need to build a strong community where people with autism are engaged, challenged and motivated so that we continue to...

Damon Gameau

Damon Gameau is an award-winning actor who has appeared in a range of productions.  As a director, he was the winner of...

Maree Nutt

Starting first as a volunteer, Maree Nutt and has been involved in poverty reduction advocacy with RESULTS for over 25 years including...

Dr Lisa O'Brien

Dr Lisa O’Brien has worked in leadership roles across the public, not-for-profit and commercial sectors over the last two decades. As CEO...

Ivan Phillips

South Australian White Ribbon Ambassador and motorcycle enthusiast Ivan Phillips is a courageous advocate – passionate...

Lali Wiratunga

Lali is compelled to help others by his 'why'. After his baby son, Lucas, had cleft lip reconstructive surgery, Lucas’ smile became Lali’s...

Penny Wong

As a proud representative of South Australia in the Federal Parliament, Penny Wong has advocated for her state’s interests...

Jack Heath

The chief executive of SANE Australia, Jack Heath, has been working to improve the lives of Australians affected by mental illness for more...

Dr Sonja Hood

Sonja Hood is the CEO of Community Hubs Australia. She leads a national multi-sector partnership to engage migrant women and...

Tanya Jackson-Vaughan

Tanya is the executive director of RACS, a specialist community legal centre based in Sydney, which has been providing free...

Natalie Kyriacou

Natalie Kyriacou is the founder and CEO of My Green World. In an effort to engage more people with wildlife and environmental...

Jono Nicholas

A member of the original team that launched ReachOut in 1998, Jono Nicholas is one of Australia’s most prominent and...

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