Law student and alumni receive 2019 Australia Day Honours

Sullivans Creek in the ANU campus
Six members of the ANU Law student and alumni community were named in the 2019 Australia Day Honours

The University is very proud of the role they play in helping make Australia a better place for all.

The ANU College of Law is thrilled that a current student and members of our staff and alumni community were recognised for their contributions to Australian society in the 2019 Australia Day Honours.

Elijah Buol OAM (a current Juris Doctor student) received the Order of Australia Medal for service to the African community in Queensland.

The Hon. Margaret Stone AO (LLB (Hons) '76) was named an Officer in the Order of Australia for distinguished service to public administration, particularly to national security, to the judiciary, and to legal education.

Gary Humphries AO (BA '80, LLB '83, GradCertArts '17) was named an Officer in the Order of Australia for distinguished service to the Parliament of Australia, and to the Legislative Assembly of the Australian Capital Territory.

Cathryn Reid PSM (BA '89, LLB (Hons) '89), Deputy Chief Counsel Commercial with the Australian Government Solicitor, received the Public Service Medal for outstanding public service through the provision of legal advice and contributions to the strategic management of major Commonwealth infrastructure, marine, and aviation projects.

Canberra barrister and Senior Lecturer, David Richards OAM (LLB '96, GDLP '96), received the Order of Australia Medal for service to the community through charitable initiatives.

Lieutenant Commander Rachel Jones DSC (MMilLaw ’10, MArts ‘15) received the Distinguished Service Cross for outstanding achievement in the application of exceptional skills as the Command Legal Officer within Headquarters Joint Task Force 633 on Operation ACCORDION from March 2017 to September 2017.

A number of ANU staff members have also been honoured.

Director of the Tjabal Indigenous Higher Education Centre, Anne Martin, has been appointed a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) in recognition of her service in supporting Indigenous students at ANU for many years.

Also recognised were seismologist Emeritus Professor Brian Kennett of the ANU Research School of Earth Sciences and Australian historian Professor Frank Bongiorno of the ANU School of History. Also honoured were Dr Wilfred Armarego of the ANU College of Health and Medicine, Dr Alison Broinowski of the School of Culture, History and Language, Dr Peter McCawley of the Crawford School of Public Policy, as well as ANU Medical School staff Professor Paul Pavli and Associate Professor Andrew Miller.

The late Professor Patrick Troy was posthumously awarded an AC for his contributions to urban research.

ANU Acting Vice-Chancellor Professor Mike Calford congratulated all the ANU staff, student and alumni recipients on their achievements.

"It is well deserved," he said.

"To have yet another strong ANU showing on the Honours list is a tremendous reflection of the University's commitment to being the very best at everything we do.

"The University is very proud of our staff, students and alumni, and the role they play in helping make Australia a better place for all."

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