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Australia Day honours bestowed on safety advocates

Australia Day honours bestowed on safety advocates

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A number of people have been recognised on Australia Day for their health and safety work.

The Public Service Medal (PSM) has been bestowed on a number of recipients, including Dr Simon Andrew Barter, Amanda Louise Ritchie and Joseph John McLaughlin.

Barter received the PSM for outstanding public service to aircraft accident investigation and safety, in particular metal fatigue in military aircraft and the development of differentially corrected GPS-based debris mapping.

Ritchie was honoured for her outstanding public service in increasing employment participation of job seekers with disabilities, injuries and health conditions through her leadership at the federal Department of Human Services.

McLaughlin was recognised for his volunteer work in emergency services, including ensuring crew safety while carrying out rescues.

A full list of the PSM and other Australia Day awards recipients can be found at Australia Day Honours List

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