If I could only use one word to describe our Australian of the Year Award recipients it would be passionate.
Regardless of their area of interest, the thing that is common to them all – and there's 51 years of evidence now – is that whatever they do, they give it 110 per cent. Not only 110 per cent of their time, but 110 per cent of their energy, their thought, their enthusiasm and their commitment.
This is never truer that in the extraordinary year that is theirs when they are announced as Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year or Australia's Local Hero.
Does this sound like someone you know? Someone who’s making a real difference? We’d love to hear about them! You can nominate them now for the Australian of the Year Awards 2012.