Australia Day honours to Tim Minchin, Peter Combe, Deborah Conway and more

Thursday, 30 Jan 2020

(Tim Minchin AM performs at the 2018 APRA Music Awards, photo by Maria Boyadgis)

Congratulations to the APRA AMCOS members who were recognised for their service to the arts, culture and the broader community in the 2020 Australia Day Honours. These members have made a difference across a range of sectors and changed the lives of many on the way. Upon receiving the honour singer, songwriter, performer and actor Tim Minchin said, "There is no functioning democracy that's ever existed on the planet that hasn't had strong art."

And special mention to legendary singer and songwriter Archie Roach, who was named Victorian of the Year ahead of his nomination for Australian of the Year. 

APRA AMCOS members receiving 2020 Australia Day Honours are:

Andrew Farriss
Member (AM) in the General Division 
For significant service to the performing arts as a musician, composer and producer

Deborah Conway
Member (AM) in the General Division 
For significant service to the performing arts as a singer, songwriter and producer

Glenn Shorrock
Honorary Member (AM) in the General Division 
For significant service to the performing arts as a singer, songwriter and entertainer

Henry Gibson “Seaman” Dan
Member (AM) in the General Division

Ludo McFerran
Member (AM) in the General Division 
For significant service to women and children, and to social justice

Michael Tyack
Member (AM) in the General Division 
For significant service to the performing arts as a musical director

Paul Field
Member (AM) in the General Division 
For significant service to the arts, particularly to children's entertainment, and as a supporter of charitable endeavours

Rachael Maza
Member (AM) in the General Division 
For significant service to the performing arts as an artistic director

Tim Minchin
Member (AM) in the General Division 
For significant service to the performing arts, and to the community

Anna Louise Davey
Medal (OAM) in the General Division
For service to circus performance and physical theatre

Carter Edwards
Medal (OAM) in the General Division
For service to the broadcast media, particularly to radio

The late Christine Egan
Medal (OAM) in the General Division
For service to the Indigenous community of South Australia

Eric Scott
Medal (OAM) in the General Division
For service to the performing arts in Queensland

Linda George
Medal (OAM) in the General Division
For service to music education

Maude Alice Davey
Medal (OAM) in the General Division
For service to the performing arts, particularly as an artistic director

Mary Elizabeth Kenneally 
Medal (OAM) in the General Division
For service to the performing arts

Paul Stewart
Medal (OAM) in the General Division
For service to the community, and to the performing arts

Peter Combe
Medal (OAM) in the General Division
For service to the performing arts, particularly music for children

Valerie Dawson
Medal (OAM) in the General Division
For service to the performing arts as a singer and songwriter

And, one more congratulations to musician and songwriter Keith Urban, honoured with Officer of the Order of Australia, for distinguished service to the performing arts as a singer and songwriter, and to charitable organisations.


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