Member for New England, Barnaby Joyce, has congratulated this year’s Queen’s birthday honour recipients in the region.
He said it was these people who had gone the extra mile in their communities to make a difference.
“In life some throw papers out the window of the car, and that is just life,” Mr Joyce said.
“Others complain about people who throw papers out the window and that does not really help.
“Others stop and pick up the papers. These are the paper picker-uppers.
“We give thanks to these outstanding Australians for their service to the community, we are forever richer for their contribution.”
2021 New England recipients include:
Dr Patrice NEWELL AM, Gundy NSW 2337
For significant service to the environment, and to sustainable farming practice.
Mrs Ruth Ann BLANCH OAM, Armidale NSW 2350
For service to the community of Armidale.
Mrs Sandra Dawn LAMBKIN OAM, Tintinhull NSW 2352
For service to veterans and their families.
Mrs Judith Ann LOFFEL OAM, Tamworth NSW 2340
For service to country music.
The late Mr Raymond Harold MEPHAM OAM
Formerly of Inverell NSW 2360
For service to conservation and the environment.
(The late) Miss Therese Margaret POST OAM, NSW
For service to the community of Uralla.
Mrs Kim Margaret RHODES OAM, Tenterfield NSW 2372
For service to the community of Tenterfield.
Emeritus Professor James Baber ROWE OAM, Armidale NSW 2350
For service to science as a researcher and educator.
Mrs Joplin HIGGINS OAM, Scone NSW 2337
For service to the law.
Superintendent Kylie Maree ENDEMI APM (New South Wales Police Force)
Mr Peter Gregory DUNN AFSM, Walcha NSW 2354 (Fire and Rescue NSW)
Ms Carolyn Nancy NOON AFSM, Kingswood NSW 2340 (NSW Rural Fire Service)