Queen's Birthday Honours

Mr SOUTHWICK (Caulfield) — I acknowledge the following individuals who have made significant contributions to our great state by serving our community, largely through philanthropic work. These individuals were appropriately awarded Queen’s Birthday honours for their great work: Dr Alan Finkel, AM, for distinguished service to science and engineering, to tertiary education administration and to philanthropy and as an advocate for the protection of children; Professor Ingrid Scheffer of the University of Melbourne for distinguished service to medicine in the field of paediatric neurology; Mr Michael Gawenda for significant service to the print media as a journalist and editor; Professor Paul Komesaroff for service to ethics in medicine as a physician, researcher and philosopher; Rabbi Morgan for service to the Hebrew congregation of Victoria, particularly through the development of spiritual and educational programs, and to a range of interfaith activities; Professor Phillip Nagley for significant service to education in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology; Professor Jeffrey Szer for significant service to medicine as a practitioner and administrator in the field of clinical haematology; Mr Jeffrey Appel, vice‑president of Jewish Care Victoria and current cabinet member of United Israel Appeal Victoria, for service to the community, particularly in the area of social welfare; Ms Evelyn Field for service to the community, particularly through school and workplace antibullying initiatives; Mr Frank Tisher for service to aged‑care, cultural and sporting organisations; and to my Auntie Delysia Pahoff, who is now the fourth member of my family to have received an Order of Australia Medal, for her work for the Melbourne Hebrew Ladies Benevolent Society.

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