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The Queen's Birthday 2019 Honours List has been announced.

A number of particularly impressive Australians are likely feeling pretty chuffed right now after being recognised in the Queen's Birthday Honours List for 2019. 

The list of recipients is separated into three categories: Order of Australia, Meritorious and Distinguished and Conspicuous, and commends the achievements of over 1,000 Aussies. 

Among those thousand personalities stands the likes of Hugh Jackman, Kevin Rudd, Guy Sebastian, and Ita Buttrose along with a number of designers, lawyers and even explorers. 


The ABC reports that on the honour, his Excellency General, the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove said:

"It doesn't matter who you are, where you are from or whether you're known to millions or just a few.

"If you have constantly put others ahead of yourself, served tirelessly and made a difference you can be nominated and recognised by a grateful nation."

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Jackman, who was named Companion of the Order (AC), was recognised for his:

"eminent service to the performing arts as an acclaimed actor and performer, and to the global community, particularly as an advocate for poverty eradication." 

Rudd, who also received the same recognition (AC) was praised for his:

"eminent service to the Parliament of Australia, particularly as Prime Minister, to Indigenous reconciliation, innovative economic initiatives and major policy reform, and through senior advisory roles with international organisations."

Buttrose, also listed under Companion of the Order (AC) was awarded for:

"eminent service to the community through leadership in the media, the arts, and the health sector, and as a role model." 

You can take a peek at the full list here

Congratulations to all those named this year.

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