At an event held last night at the City of Subiaco’s Council Chambers, Mayor Penny Taylor recognised the hard work and achievements of five inspirational community members who were recipients of either the Queen’s Birthday Honours list, or the Western Australian of the Year Awards, earlier this year.
Mayor Taylor congratulated and thanked the recipients for the significant contribution made to their chosen field and emphasised the importance and influence they have on the community.
West Australian of the Year Awards recognise and celebrate outstanding contributions to the State by those born and bred in Western Australia or those who have chosen to make Western Australia their home.
The Queen’s Birthday Honours reward and highlight good works by citizens of the sixteen Commonwealth realms of Queen Elizabeth II. These are traditionally awarded as part of the Queen's Official Birthday celebrations during the month of June.
The Queen’s Birthday Honours
Erica Smyth (Jolimont)
Ms Smyth has contributed eminent service to the community through corporate governance roles with charitable, medical research, higher education, nuclear scientific and technology organisations, to the minerals exploration sector, and to women in business.
Anne Banks-McAlllister (Daglish)
Ms Banks-McAllister is an advocate for gender equality and has made a significant impact on advancing gender equality, particularly in local government.
Emeritus Professor Margaret Nowak (Subiaco)
Ms Nowak has made significant service to education in the disciplines of business studies and economics, to community and charitable organisations. She was one of the founding Directors of the Curtin University School of Business.
West Australian of the Year Awards
Emeritus Professor Mike Daube AO (Subiaco)
Prof. Daube is one of the world’s leading experts in tobacco control and health advocacy and has contributed to a decline in smoking rates worldwide. He has been an international leader in public health for more than 45 years.
Janet Holmes a Court AC (Subiaco)
Ms Holmes a Court is a philanthropist and businesswoman and is recognised as a key patron of the arts throughout Australia. She continues to make a significant contribution to the city as a major sponsor to two children’s award programs.