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National award recipients reflect on their time as Australian of Year, in conjunction with the exhibition developed by the National Museum and the National Australia Day Council. See also video of 2015 Australian of the Year Rosie Batty.

In conversation with Alan Mackay-Sim, Australian of the Year 2017

Biomedical scientist Alan Mackay-Sim, global authority on the biology of nasal cells, reflects on his time as Australian of the Year. He received the award for his research into the use of nasals cells in the treatment of spinal cord injury.
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Presenters: Alan Mackay-Sim, with Jane Hutcheon

Scott Rankin: Cultural justice and the right to thrive

Scott Rankin is an award-winning writer, director, cultural activist and founder of Big hART, a charity which uses the arts to bring about social justice. As Tasmanian Australian of the Year for 2018, Rankin reveals how Big hART’s long-term collaborations with communities have created positive social outcomes.
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Presenters: Rae Frances, Mikelangelo, Scott Rankin

In conversation with Michelle Simmons, Australian of the Year

Quantum physicist and science advocate Professor Michelle Yvonne Simmons reflects on her time as Australian of the Year.
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Presenters: Dan Bourchier, Michelle Simmons

In conversation with David Morrison, Australian of the Year 2016

Tough-as-nails former Chief of Army David Morrison reflects on his time as Australian of the Year. He received the award for his commitment to gender equality, diversity and inclusion.
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Presenters: David Morrison, with Jane Hutcheon
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