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The Queensland Expatriate Awards, are the most prominent awards to expatriate
Expatriate
An expatriate is a person temporarily or permanently residing in a country and culture other than that of the person's upbringing...

s from the state of Queensland
Queensland
Queensland is a state of Australia, occupying the north-eastern section of the mainland continent. It is bordered by the Northern Territory, South Australia and New South Wales to the west, south-west and south respectively. To the east, Queensland is bordered by the Coral Sea and Pacific Ocean...

 Australia
Australia
Australia , officially the Commonwealth of Australia, is a country in the Southern Hemisphere comprising the mainland of the Australian continent, the island of Tasmania, and numerous smaller islands in the Indian and Pacific Oceans. It is the world's sixth-largest country by total area...

 who are living around the world.

Awarded annually by the Queensland Government since 2005, it is a chance to give the Premier
Premier
Premier is a title for the head of government in some countries and states.-Examples by country:In many nations, "premier" is used interchangeably with "prime minister"...

 of Queensland an opportunity to formally award and recognize the efforts of those individuals, whose work internationally has brought benefit to the State of Queensland, and promote and celebrate Queensland’s success on the international stage.

The Awards

  • The Premier of Queensland's Expatriate Achievement Award
  • The Queensland - United States Personal Achievement Award
  • The Steve Irwin Memorial Goodwill Ambassador Award
  • The Premier of Queensland's Champion Award

Premier of Queensland's Expatriate Achievement Award


This Award is presented to prominent Queensland expatriates to acknowledge their high levels of achievement in their chosen profession and who are strong ambassadors of the State of Queensland worldwide.

The past winners include:

2005 – Presented by the then Premier
Premier
Premier is a title for the head of government in some countries and states.-Examples by country:In many nations, "premier" is used interchangeably with "prime minister"...

 Hon Peter Beattie
Peter Beattie
Peter Douglas Beattie , Australian politician, was the 36th Premier of the Australian state of Queensland for nine years and leader of the Australian Labor Party in that state for eleven and a half years...

 MP at Grand Central Terminal, New York
New York
New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east...

:
  • Elissa Burke
  • Christine Zorzi
  • Cameron McCarthy


2006 – Presented by the then Deputy Premier Hon Anna Bligh
Anna Bligh
Anna Maria Bligh is an Australian politician and the Premier of Queensland since 2007. The 2009 Queensland state election was the first time a female-led political party won or retained state or federal government in Australia...

 MP at The Peninsula, Beverly Hills:
  • Dr Gary Roubin


2007 - presented by the then Premier
Premier
Premier is a title for the head of government in some countries and states.-Examples by country:In many nations, "premier" is used interchangeably with "prime minister"...

 Hon Peter Beattie
Peter Beattie
Peter Douglas Beattie , Australian politician, was the 36th Premier of the Australian state of Queensland for nine years and leader of the Australian Labor Party in that state for eleven and a half years...

 MP at the Rainbow Room
Rainbow Room
The Rainbow Room was an upscale restaurant and nightclub on the 65th floor of the GE Building in Rockefeller Center, Midtown Manhattan, New York City.-Cuisine:...

, New York
New York
New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east...

:
  • Andrew N. Liveris
    Andrew N. Liveris
    Andrew Liveris is a Greek-Australian-American executive from Australia and is the Chairman, CEO and President of The Dow Chemical Company based in the United States. He recently released his first book, "Make it in America: The Case for Re-Inventing The Economy", which has received wide publicity...


Queensland - United States Personal Achievement Award


This Award is to recognize prominent Queenslanders who have achieved high levels of success in their chosen field in the United States without having the need to permanently relocate from Australia.

The past winners include:

2007 - presented by the then Premier
Premier
Premier is a title for the head of government in some countries and states.-Examples by country:In many nations, "premier" is used interchangeably with "prime minister"...

 Hon Peter Beattie
Peter Beattie
Peter Douglas Beattie , Australian politician, was the 36th Premier of the Australian state of Queensland for nine years and leader of the Australian Labor Party in that state for eleven and a half years...

 MP at the Rainbow Room
Rainbow Room
The Rainbow Room was an upscale restaurant and nightclub on the 65th floor of the GE Building in Rockefeller Center, Midtown Manhattan, New York City.-Cuisine:...

, New York
New York
New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east...

:
  • George Miller (producer)
    George Miller (producer)
    George Miller is an Australian film director, screenwriter, producer, and former medical doctor. He is most well known for his work on the Mad Max movies, but has been involved in a wide range of projects, including the Oscar-winning Happy Feet and "Babe" family films.Miller is the older brother...


Steve Irwin Memorial Goodwill Ambassador Award


This award is to honour arguably Queensland’s greatest cultural and goodwill ambassador, Steve Irwin
Steve Irwin
Stephen Robert "Steve" Irwin , nicknamed "The Crocodile Hunter", was an Australian television personality, wildlife expert, and conservationist. Irwin achieved worldwide fame from the television series The Crocodile Hunter, an internationally broadcast wildlife documentary series which he co-hosted...

. The award is awarded to individuals that share Mr Irwin’s enthusiasm and legacy for making a difference in the world with pursuits that brings benefit to the State of Queensland.

The past winners include:

2007 - presented by the then Premier
Premier
Premier is a title for the head of government in some countries and states.-Examples by country:In many nations, "premier" is used interchangeably with "prime minister"...

 Hon Peter Beattie
Peter Beattie
Peter Douglas Beattie , Australian politician, was the 36th Premier of the Australian state of Queensland for nine years and leader of the Australian Labor Party in that state for eleven and a half years...

 MP at the Rainbow Room
Rainbow Room
The Rainbow Room was an upscale restaurant and nightclub on the 65th floor of the GE Building in Rockefeller Center, Midtown Manhattan, New York City.-Cuisine:...

, New York
New York
New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east...

:
  • Clark Bunting
    Clark Bunting
    W. Clark Bunting is the President of Discovery Studios based in Silver Spring, Maryland, United States.-Current occupation:A veteran of more than 20 years at Discovery Communications, Bunting was named President, Discovery Studios in February 2007...


Premier of Queensland's Champion Award


This Award is presented to non-Queensland individuals or organizations acknowledging their efforts in championing the State of Queensland.

The past winners include:

2006 – Presented by the then Deputy Premier Hon Anna Bligh
Anna Bligh
Anna Maria Bligh is an Australian politician and the Premier of Queensland since 2007. The 2009 Queensland state election was the first time a female-led political party won or retained state or federal government in Australia...

 MP at The Peninsula, Beverly Hills:
  • Paul Zorner


2007 - presented by the then Premier
Premier
Premier is a title for the head of government in some countries and states.-Examples by country:In many nations, "premier" is used interchangeably with "prime minister"...

 Hon Peter Beattie
Peter Beattie
Peter Douglas Beattie , Australian politician, was the 36th Premier of the Australian state of Queensland for nine years and leader of the Australian Labor Party in that state for eleven and a half years...

 MP at the Rainbow Room
Rainbow Room
The Rainbow Room was an upscale restaurant and nightclub on the 65th floor of the GE Building in Rockefeller Center, Midtown Manhattan, New York City.-Cuisine:...

, New York
New York
New York is a state in the Northeastern region of the United States. It is the nation's third most populous state. New York is bordered by New Jersey and Pennsylvania to the south, and by Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont to the east...

:
  • Karl Kelly

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