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2022 Australia Day – Media Honours List

The Australia Day Honours list has named 1040 Australians recognised for their achievements and their services to the community. Amongst those working in the media were:

  • John Hartigan, a former News Ltd CEO and Prime Media chairman, was made an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO).
  • Antony Walker from Victoria won a Medal of the OA for significant service to the media as a journalist, and to the community.
  • Jane Doyle, Seven News Adelaide presenter, was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM). This was for her service to the broadcast media, particularly to television, and to the community.
  • Billy Pinnell, Melbourne radio announcer and music journalist, won an OA medal for his service to radio broadcast media.
  • Caroline Hutchinson, 92.7 MIX FM Sunshine Coast announcer, won a Medal of the OA for her service to the radio broadcast media.
  • Tony Walker, a former foreign correspondent (Australian Financial Review and the Financial Times), is now a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).
  • Peter Ryan, the ABC’s senior business correspondent, also received an OAM.
  • John Hartigan won an OA Medal for distinguished service to the media industry, to Indigenous welfare, and to sport.
  • John Martin, broadcaster and Deputy Chair of 2RPH, won a Medal of the OA, for his service to radio broadcast media.
  • Peter Ryan won a Medal of the OA, for his service to the broadcast media as a journalist.
  • Ronald Smith won a Medal of the OA, for his service to the media and communications sector.

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