Award recipients including David Morrison, Alan Mackay-Sim and Michelle Simmons reflect on their time as Australian of Year, in conjunction with the exhibition developed by the National Museum and the National Australia Day Council.
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.
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.