Sharell O’Brien NQWLS Supervising Solicitor named as Queensland Young Australian of the Year Finalist 2017

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On the 23rd November, 2016  Sharell O’Brien Supervising Solicitor of NQWLS, Townsville was named as one of four finalists in the Queensland Young Australian of the Year 2017.

The finalists for the 2017 Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year and Australia’s Local Hero have been drawn from nominations submitted by the public and recognised as State and Territory Award recipients..

National Australia Day Council CEO, Chris Kirby, said the 32 national finalists across four Award categories include educators, community volunteers, scientists, inventors, entrepreneurs and humanitarians.

“The finalists for the 2017 Australian of the Year Awards are a diverse group of people, reflecting the many ways in which people are contributing to improving our nation every day,” said Mr Kirby.

“They come from country towns, from remote communities, from our suburbs and our city centres – they inspire us with their achievements, their commitment and with the difference they make to our community.

“From this extraordinary group of people will come our next Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year and Australia’s Local Hero.”

For more information about Sharell’s work go to http://www.australianoftheyear.org.au/honour-roll/?view=fullView&recipientID=1863

 

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