COTA Acting Chief Executive Corey Irlam commended all the Senior Australian of the Year finalists for their exceptional advocacy across a range of areas including the environment, disability rights, men’s health, road safety, culture and obstetrics.
“Professor Newnham’s contributions are an outstanding example of the contributions that older Australians make across Australia every day,” Mr Irlam said.
“As a world-renowned obstetrician Professor Newnham has conducted research for more than thirty years and directly contributed to worldwide changes in clinical practice of the management and prevention of pre-term labour across the globe.”
Professor Newnham is credited with developing a program to reduce premature births by 8% in WA.
2020 Senior Australian of the Year finalists included Landcare Activist Dr Graeme Stevenson (TAS), join disability activist Sue Salthouse (ACT), Environmental Educator Sue Lennox (NSW), road safety champion Dr Raymond Shuey APM (VIC), Men’s health activist Peter Dornan AM (QLD), artist and environmental adviser Banduk Marika AO (NT) and volunteer Sylvia McMillan (SA).
Read the full list of honors: https://www.gg.gov.au/australian-honours-and-awardsaustralian-honours-lists/australia-day-2020-honours-list