Thursday, 26 June 2014

Speech in Parliament - Casey Electorate: Queen's Birthday Honours List - 19 June 2014

Mr TONY SMITH (Casey) (13:50): Today I want to pay tribute to five residents from the electorate of Casey who were recognised recently with the Queen's Birthday honours.

Four received the Medal of the Order of Australia—OAM: Mr Ion Whykes for services to the community of Healesville—he was Charter President of the Healesville Rotary in 1977 and principal of the Healesville High School between 1974 and 1993; Vaughan Hinton of Monbulk for services to the media through television production and to the community of Monbulk—he was the executive producer of the Compass program for 14 years, a member of the Monbulk CFA since 2006 and its secretary since 2008; Rosemary Shaw of Croydon for service to the community through a range of volunteer roles, including the Office of the Public Advocate, Yooralla and the Wesley Mission; and Pauline Jones of Chirnside Park for service to people with a disability over many years—she was a cofounder of the Melba Support Services.

And, finally, a Public Service Medal was awarded to Russell Goodman of Lilydale for outstanding public service and leadership to Victoria's bee industry, on the science of beekeeping, disease threats and responses.

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