Investiture Live Stream

The Spring Investiture Ceremonies at Government House, Canberra occured on Friday 9 September 2016:

Replay - Morning Investiture

Replay - Afternoon Investiture

 

Recipient List - Morning Investiture

THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

Appointed a Companion in the General Division:

Mr George (Peter) LLOYD AC OBE
For eminent service to the aviation industry, particularly to the advancement of air safety in Australia, through leading roles with national and international aeronautical organisations, and airsport associations.

Laureate Professor Alan LOPEZ AC
For eminent service to science, both nationally and internationally, as an academic, researcher and author, and to the advancement of planning and policy development to improve public health in developing countries. 

Ms Carmel McLURE AC QC
For eminent service to the law and to the judiciary in Western Australia, to legal administration and professional development, and to the community through contributions to tertiary education and arts organisations.

Mr Glenn STEVENS AC
For eminent service to the financial and central bank sectors through leadership roles, to the implementation of innovative monetary and economic policy, to international financial regulation, and to the community.

Appointed an Officer in the General Division:

Ms Jan ADAMS AO PSM
For distinguished service to international relations through the advancement of Australia's diplomatic and free trade relationships, particularly with the United States of America, South Korea, Japan and China.

Dr Neil DAVEY AO
For distinguished service to public administration, particularly through seminal contributions to the development of Australia's decimal currency, and to international banking, agriculture and bioscience organisations.

Dr Thomas HIGGINS AO
For distinguished service to agricultural biotechnology as a biologist and researcher, particularly in the area of plant nutritional value and resistance to pests and disease, and to professional scientific organisations.

Mr Michael MRDAK AO
For distinguished service to public administration through executive roles in the infrastructure, transport and logistics sector, and through the development of policy reform initiatives.

The late Professor Michael RAUPACH AO
For distinguished service to science in Australia and internationally as a leader and researcher into climate change and land systems, and to professional organisations.
To be accepted by his wife, Ms Hilary Talbot.

Appointed an Officer in the Military Division:

Major General Simone WILKIE AO
For distinguished service to Defence Education and Training as Director General Training - Army and Commander Australian Defence College.

Appointed a Member in the General Division:

Dr Gordon Dean BEAUMONT AM
For significant service to medicine, particularly in the field of otolaryngology, and to medical research and education.

Professor Denis EVANS AM
For significant service to science, particularly chemistry, as an academic and researcher, to tertiary education, and to professional groups.

Appointed a Member in the Military Division:

Rear Admiral Brett WOLSKI AM RAN
For exceptional service as Director General Workforce Planning Branch, Defence People Group, and as Director Workforce Modelling Forecasting and Analysis, Defence People Strategy and Policy Group.

Colonel Craig DOBSON AM CSC
For exceptional service as Staff Officer Grade One Military Strategic Commitments, and for contributions to Career Management - Army.

Brigadier Matthew HALL AM CSC
For exceptional service as the Commander Career Management Agency - Army and the Director General Operational Intelligence, Headquarters Joint Operations Command.

Awarded the Medal in the General Division:

Mrs Winifred BENNETT OAM
For service to the community, particularly as a hospital volunteer.

Mrs Myril BUNT OAM
For service to the community of the Sapphire Coast.

The Reverend Father Neville DRINKWATER OAM
For service to the Catholic Church in Australia.

Mrs Sarah DUNCAN OAM
For service to rugby union, particularly as a referee.

Mrs June FIELD OAM
For service to the community of Yass.

Mrs Margaret JOB OAM
For service to charitable organisations.

Mr Bryan LENTHALL OAM
For service to rugby union.

Dr Maureen McCLUSKEY OAM
For service to medicine and to aged care.

Mrs Jill McLEOD OAM
For service to the community of Braidwood.

The Reverend Peter ROSE OAM
For service to the community through chaplaincy and Christian support roles.

Mr Alasdair ROY OAM
For service to children and young people through advocacy roles.

Mr Duncan SMITH OAM
For service to Indigenous youth, and to the community.

Mr Charles Michael STEELE OAM
For service to the community through music.

CONSPICUOUS SERVICE DECORATIONS

Awarded the Bar to the Conspicuous Service Cross:

Colonel Timothy CONNOLLY CSC and Bar
For outstanding achievement as Commanding Officer of the 6th Aviation Regiment for the period 2014 to 2015.

Colonel Charles WELLER CSC and Bar
For outstanding achievement as the Commander, Australian Contingent and Senior Military Liaison Officer - Jonglei State, Operation ASLAN, United Nations Mission in South Sudan from November 2014 to July 2015. 

Brigadier Georgeina WHELAN AM CSC and Bar
For outstanding achievement as the Director General Garrison Health Operations.

Awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross:

Colonel Gavin KEATING CSC
For outstanding achievement in the performance of duty as the Commanding Officer 3rd Battalion, the Royal Australian Regiment.

Lieutenant Colonel Corey SHILLABEER CSC
For outstanding achievement as the Staff Officer Grade One Strategic Force Generation within Strategic Plans Branch, Army Headquarters.

Group Captain Susan STOTHART CSC
For outstanding devotion to duty as the Director of Senior Officer Management - Air Force.

Flight Sergeant Luke WALKER CSC
For outstanding achievement in Deployable Information Systems and Communications.

Awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal:

Major Luke CONDON CSM
For meritorious achievement as the Officer Commanding Force Support Element - One on Operation ACCORDION in support of Australian Defence Force operations in the Middle East Region from July 2014 to February 2015.

Major Craig FALLSHAW CSM
For meritorious achievement as Staff Officer Information Management within the Directorate of Projects and Standby Reserve Management - Army.

MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARDS

Awarded the Public Service Medal:

Ms Jane DICKENSON PSM    
For outstanding public service leading to enhanced workforce participation of mothers in Australia.

Mr Warwick FINN PSM  
For outstanding public service in advancing Australia's interests.

Dr Steven KENNEDY PSM  
For outstanding public service in the area of climate change policy.

Mr Rohan McNEIL PSM
For outstanding public service in the development of intelligence capability.

Awarded the Australian Police Medal:

Sergeant Sharan SLATER APM
For distinguished service to the Australian Federal Police, particularly with ACT Policing and the Volunteers in Policing Program.

Detective Sergeant Michael TURNER APM
For distinguished service to the Australian Federal Police, particularly in the area of Special Reference Investigations.

Awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal:

Mr John STREATFIELD AFSM
For distinguished service to the community of the Australian Capital Territory through ACT Fire and Rescue.

 

Recipient List - Afternoon Session

THE ORDER OF AUSTRALIA

Appointed a Companion in the General Division:

Professor Richard BRYANT AC
For eminent service to medical research in the field of psychotraumatology, as a psychologist and author, to the study of Indigenous mental health, as an advisor to a range of government and international organisations, and to professional societies.  

Professor Michael FELLOWS AC
For eminent service to higher education, particularly in the field of theoretical computer science, as a leading academic, researcher and author, as a mentor, and through public outreach programs particularly for children. 

Professor David SOLOMON AC
For eminent service to science as an academic, researcher and author in the field of polymer chemistry and plastics, to the development and commercialisation of processes and materials, and to professional scientific institutions.

Dr Ian WATT AC
For eminent service to the community through public sector leadership and administration, to innovative and effective governance, program delivery and policy reform, and to the promotion of workplace diversity.

Appointed an Officer in the General Division:

Emeritus Professor Ann HARDING AO
For distinguished service to education in the field of applied economics and social policy analysis, as an academic, researcher and author, and to professional organisations.

Mr Gary QUINLAN AO
For distinguished service to public administration in the field of international relations as a senior diplomat and ambassador, and as an advisor to government on foreign policy.

Mrs Marelle THORNTON AO
For distinguished service to people with a disability, as a global leader and advocate for support services and increased research funding to prevent cerebral palsy.

Professor John WHITE AO
For distinguished service to science globally in the field of chemistry, as an academic, mentor and researcher, and through leadership of Synchrotron and neutron science projects in Australia and the Asia-Oceania region.

Appointed an Officer in the Military Division:

Air Vice-Marshal Christopher DEEBLE AO CSC
For distinguished service to the Australian Defence Force in senior materiel appointments.

Appointed a Member in the General Division:

Mr William DANIELS AM
For significant service to education as an advocate for the independent schools sector, and to public administration.

The Honourable George SOURIS AM  
For significant service to the people and Parliament of New South Wales, and to the community of the Upper Hunter.

Dr Vivienne THOM AM
For significant service to public administration through a range of senior roles, and as a mentor to women in executive positions.

Appointed a Member in the Military Division:

Rear Admiral Mark PURCELL AM RANR
For exceptional service as Head of the Rizzo Reform Program and Head of Defence Maritime Systems.

Air Vice-Marshal John McGARRY AM CSC
For exceptional service to the Australian Defence Force in diverse strategic appointments.

Air Vice-Marshal Catherine ROBERTS AM CSC
For exceptional service in the fields of aerospace acquisition and sustainment.

Awarded the Medal in the General Division:

Ms Genevieve BOLTON OAM
For service to the law, particularly to welfare rights.

Mrs Narelle BROMHEAD OAM  
For service to the families of veterans.

Mrs Edith FLEMING OAM
For service to the community of the Sapphire Coast.

Mrs Sybil GATELY OAM
For service to choral music.

Mr Harold HIRD OAM
For service to the community of the Australian Capital Territory.

Mr Andrew JOHNSON OAM
For service to the community of Tathra.

Dr David Paul SEVIER OAM
For service to medicine as a general practitioner.

Mrs Robyn WRIGHT OAM
For service to the community of Moruya.

Awarded the Medal in the Military Division:

Commander Dina KINSMAN OAM RAN
For meritorious service as the Navy People Career Management Agency's Operations Manager and as Chairperson of the Navy Medical Employment Category Review Board.

Major Wayne GIDDINGS OAM
For meritorious service as the Staff Officer Grade 2 Soldier Combat Ensemble and Engagement, Land Systems Division and as the Staff Officer Grade 2 Separations, Directorate of Soldier Career Management - Army.

DISTINGUISHED SERVICE DECORATIONS

Awarded the Distinguished Service Cross:

Major General David MULHALL DSC AM CSC
For distinguished command and leadership in warlike operations as Commander Joint Task Force 636 and Deputy Chief of Staff Support Headquarters International Security Assistance Force and Headquarters Resolute Support on Operations SLIPPER and HIGHROAD from May 2014 until May 2015.

CONSPICUOUS SERVICE DECORATIONS

Awarded the Conspicuous Service Cross:

Captain Heath ROBERTSON CSC RAN
For outstanding achievement as Captain Sea Training from August 2011 to September 2014.

Captain Bradley WHITE CSC RAN
For outstanding achievement in the performance of duty as the Director of the Navy People Career Management Agency.

Lieutenant Colonel Troy FRANCIS CSC
For outstanding achievement as the Commanding Officer and Chief Instructor of the Warrant Officer and Non-Commissioned Officer Academy.

Lieutenant Colonel Craig JOLLY CSC
For outstanding achievement in the Counter Improvised Explosive Device Task Force.

Lieutenant Colonel Tamara ROUWHORST CSC
For outstanding achievement as the Staff Officer Grade One Cultural Reform in Army Headquarters.

Colonel Jeffery SQUIRE CSC
For outstanding achievement as Director Information Activities in Military Strategic Commitments Division.

Air Commodore Alan CLEMENTS CSC
For outstanding achievement as Commandant of the Australian Defence Force Academy.

Awarded the Conspicuous Service Medal:

Petty Officer Stacey BROTHERTON CSM
For meritorious achievement as the Research and Communication Coordinator for the Royal Australian Navy Divisional System.

Lieutenant Colonel Carrissa IBBOTT CSM (Retd)
For meritorious achievements as the Deputy Director of Workforce Modelling Forecasting and Analysis - Army.

Colonel Andrew PLANT CSM
For meritorious achievement as the Director of Operations and Chief of Staff of Headquarters Joint Task Force 633, Middle East Region, from October 2014 to July 2015.

Squadron Leader Claire PEARSON CSM
For meritorious achievement as Staff Officer Grade Two Requirements and Collection Management at Headquarters Joint Operations Command.

MERITORIOUS SERVICE AWARDS

Awarded the Public Service Medal:

Mr Peter HARPER PSM    
For outstanding public service through contributions to Australian and international statistics.

Ms Elizabeth KELLY PSM  
For outstanding public service to Commonwealth administration in leadership roles.

Ms Susan KRUSE PSM
For outstanding public service in the area of access to social, health and other payments and services.

Mr Michael LAWSON PSM
For outstanding public service to industry reform.

Ms Philippa LYNCH PSM
For outstanding public service through the delivery of whole-of-government legal policy and governance advice.

Mr Robert PEAKE PSM
For outstanding public service to aviation safety.

Awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal:

Mr David INGRAM AFSM
For distinguished service to the community of the Australian Capital Territory through the Rural Fire Service.

Awarded the Emergency Services Medal:

Mr Paul CORTESE ESM
For distinguished service to the community through the Australian Capital Territory State Emergency Service.

Mr Leslie THRELFO ESM
For distinguished service to the Snowy region through volunteer contributions to the Emergency Services Sector.

AUSTRALIAN BRAVERY DECORATIONS

Awarded the Bravery Medal:

Colonel Michael McMAHON BM
On the afternoon of 11 October 2015, Colonel McMahon was involved in the rescue of several people following a fatal helicopter crash in Kabul, Afghanistan.
A British Royal Air Force Puma helicopter crashed on a road junction in Kabul in front of Colonel McMahon. He immediately ran towards the downed aircraft along with other civilians.
As he prepared to climb into the passenger compartment, fire extinguishers were activated, releasing intensely noxious fumes and smoke. He then assisted with the removal of the injured from the aircraft and their transport to the Medical Centre.
Colonel McMahon remained at the crash site and advised Medical Centre staff regarding the casualties being extracted, and ensuring the resupply of medical items to the team treating the injured.

Awarded the Commendation for Brave Conduct:

Mr Neil MAHER
On the afternoon of 12 October 2012, Mr Neil Maher rescued two girls from drowning at Gungahlin in the Australian Capital Territory.
Four friends attempted to walk across a stone wall spillway at Yerrabi Pond, which had water flowing over it, when three of the group fell into the very cold water. Whilst one person was able to make it to shore, two were swept about seventy metres into the middle of the pond. One of the girls, who was unable to swim, fell below the surface of the water before the other girl grabbed hold of her.
Mr Maher was walking with his daughter nearby when he observed the girl struggling to stay afloat in the middle of the pond. He immediately ran to the edge of the pond, dived into the water, and swam out to her.
He managed to get hold of the girl and drag her back to the bank.  At this stage he realised she was holding on to another girl who was unconscious. He immediately administered CPR to the girl before both girls were rushed to hospital suffering from suspected hypothermia. They both made a full recovery.