Director of Miwatj honoured in Australia Day awards

Aust Of The Year Tony WurramarrbaThe staff and Board of Miwatj were proud to hear that Tony Wurramarrba was made an Officer (AO) in the General Division of the Order of Australia awards. Tony received this for distinguished service to the indigenous community of the Groote Eylandt Archipelago through leadership and advocacy for improved services and infrastructure. Chairman John Morgan commented that “Tony is one of our most effective spokesmen. He has a track record of effective leadership of his people, and at Board meetings always speaks strongly for the right of Aboriginal people to good health and to control their own health services. We congratulate him on this well-deserved award.” Australian Government – Honours website

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