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Auspire was delighted to join the Prime Minister, The Hon Scott Morrison MP, at the National Arboretum in Canberra on the 25th January as he presented the 2020 Australian of the Year Awards.
Independent Research commissioned by the National Australia Day Council was conducted in early February with more than 1,100 Australians 15 years and over and confirmed strong support for Australia Day as it becomes more socially and culturally inclusive.
20 Ambassadors from our Inspiring Australians Network were involved in community celebrations of all sizes, including wonderful recognition to Aboriginal culture through to smaller and more intimate citizenship ceremonies at Local Government Councils.
The Inspiring Australians – Australia Day Launch 2020 allowed us to take a moment to reflect upon and acknowledge the truth of our history as an important part of our journey towards reconciliation and to ensure all Australians feel a sense of belonging on our National Day.
Auspire encourages all who come together at Skyworks on Australia Day 2020 to donate to the appeal, announced by the Premier, in support of those who have lost so much and have a long road ahead to rebuild their lives as a result of the recent bushfires.
Aboriginal Cultural Awareness and Knowledge sessions are a highly sought-after initiative offered by Auspire to build social and cultural inclusion.
The 2020 WA Australian of the Year Awards have been announced in a ceremony at Government House in Perth on 7 November 2019. The four WA recipients will join those from the other states and territories for the national awards ceremony at the National Arboretum in Canberra on 25 January 2020 – the 60th anniversary of the awards.
Discussions of Ms Buttrose high-profile position as Chair of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, as well as her various organisations and causes which she generously donates her time to such as National Ambassador of Dementia Australia, Patron of the Macular Disease Foundation, Emeritus Director Arthritis Australia and Ambassador for Breast Cancer Network Australia.
2019 has been a busy year and we are excited to announce that across Australia, there are now over 740 schools participating in our grass-roots school-based Program, reaching almost 260,000 students.
To coincide with Australian Citizenship Day, South Newman Primary School and Auspire hosted Their Excellencies, The Governor-General and Mrs Hurley to officiate over a Citizenship Ceremony for 18 new Aussies and help launch Aussie of the Month, as the school acknowledged their first Aussie of the Month recipient.
To celebrate the launch of the 60th Anniversary of the Australian of the Year Awards in 2020, Auspire - Australia Day Council WA will host an Inspiring Australians Celebrating 60 Years event, featuring Ms Ita Buttrose, AC OBE.