The King’s Birthday 2023 Honours List recognises and celebrates 1,192 recipients, including awards in the Order of Australia (General and Military Divisions), meritorious awards and recognition for distinguished and conspicuous service.
Two residents of Logan have been named in in this year’s list and have each received the Order of Australia for their work locally.
Dr Philip Anthony Moses of Jimboomba received his for significant service to the veterinary profession as a doctor, administrator, and educator.
Ms Bernice Lorraine Volz of Division two received hers for service to conservation and the environment.
“Congratulations to the outstanding Australians recognised in the Honours List,” said Governor-General of Australia David Hurley.
“Recipients have made substantial contributions and had a significant impact at the local, national or international level. Some are volunteers, others have had a remarkable impact in professional roles – many have done both.
“They are all inspiring and their service is valued by us all,” the Governor-General said.
“Learning about the wide-ranging service of recipients, which spans almost every field of endeavour imaginable, is uplifting and makes me enormously optimistic for our country. Collectively they speak to who we are now and who we can be in the future.
“While we can take a moment to acknowledge the significance of achieving gender parity in our Honours, it should not be a cause for pause. We reflect on our progress, and then recommit our efforts to ensure nominations reflect our diverse and strong community.
“Each recipient has something in common: someone nominated them. The Order of Australia belongs to each of us because nominations come from the community. In honouring today’s recipients, I also encourage all Australians to consider nominating someone they admire who has had a significant impact in the community.”