Oades AM, Em Prof John Malcolm (AD2004)
For service to soil science through research and education, and to tertiary administration at the University of Adelaide and the Waite Agricultural Research Institute.
Executive Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, Adelaide University, 1995-2001. Deputy Dean, Faculty of Agricultural and Natural Resource Sciences, Adelaide University, 1991-1995. Acting Director, Waite Agricultural Research Institute, 1990. Professor Soil Science, 1981; Head, 1977; Associate Professor, 1976. Keynote speaker at a number of international conferences in the last ten years. Citation Laureate Award from the Institute of Scientific Information.
Oatey AM, Mr Jack (QB1978)
For services to the sport of Australian football.
Oatey OAM, Mr William (AD2004)
For service to table tennis as a player, coach and administrator.
Deputy President and Vice-Patron, Table Tennis SA, since 1980; State Coach; State Captain; State Selector (various times since 1943). Mr Oatey has been a very successful coach for Table Tennis SA. Coached the SA women's over 40's team to seven straight national titles, and the women's over 50's team to six straight national titles. Committee Member, National Selectors Committee and National Coaching Committee, Table Tennis Australia (during the 1970s and 1980s over "a number of years"). Life Member, Payneham Table Tennis Academy. Life Member, Torrens Table Tennis Association. Life Member, Table Tennis SA.
Oatey OAM, Mr Robert Reginald (AD2008)
For service to Australian Rules football as a coach and as a contributor to the development of younger players.
State Coaching Manager, South Australian National Football League (SANFL), since 1995; contributor to Coaching Development courses, since 1970; wrote the Skills and Drills Section in Coaching Manual; contributor to development of modified rules for schools. Inaugural Coach, SANFL Talent Squad, 1987-1988; Assistant Coach, 1995-1999. Coach, SANFL Teal Cup (Under 17) Team, 1987-1988. Coach, SANFL State Under 23 Team, 1982. Development Manager, Sturt Football Club, 1987-1995. Teacher and Senior Master, Pembroke Secondary School, 1973-1986; Coach, Year 10 Football Team, 1974-1986 and 2001-2006; Coach, Tennis Team, 1965-2000. Founder, Pembroke Tennis Club, 1978; Secretary/Coach, 1978-2001. Coach, South Australian Under 16 Reid Cup Tennis Squad, 1985-1988. Awards/recognition include: Australian Sports Medal, 2000. Inducted into Hall of Fame, South Australian National Football League, 2002.
Oborn OAM, Mrs Pamela Margaret (AD2005)
For service to the community through the recording and preservation of the history and heritage of Mitcham Village.
Mitcham Village Arts and Crafts Association Inc (MVAC): Instrumental in its formation, 1973; President, 1997-1998; Director, 1974-1977; Life Member, 1994; Patron, since 2000. Mitcham Historical Society (a group within the MVAC): Founder and Inaugural Chairperson, 1977-1991; Local Historian and Tour Guide, since 1977. Friends of Brownhill Creek: Assisted in its formation, 1986. Friends of Mitcham Anglican Cemetery: Assisted in its formation, 1990; Historian; Guide. Anglican Parish of Mitcham: Archivist and Honorary Historian. City of Mitcham: Assisted in establishing the Mitcham Local History Collection, 1986; appointed to Council Committees including the Mitcham Heritage Sub-Committee, Mitcham Cemetery Management Committee, and Mitcham Village Management Plan Committee. Publications include: Letters from Mitcham: St Michael's Anglican Church, 150 Years of Parish Life, 1852-2002, 2002, researcher and author. The Arts and Crafts in Historic Mitcham Village: the First 21 Years of Mitcham Village Art and Crafts Assn Inc, 1974-1995, 1995, researcher and author. The Torrens Park Estate: a Social and Architectural History, 1991, co-researcher, co-author, co-publisher; short-listed for Adelaide Festival Award for Literature (non-fiction category), South Australian Festival of Arts, 1992. Mitcham Village Sketchbook, 1974, co-researcher, co-author, illustrator. Awards include: Centenary Medal, 2001. City of Mitcham: Australia Day Citizen of the Year, 1982; Award of Excellence, 2003. Rotary Club of Mitcham: Citizen of the Year, 1977.
O'Brien OAM, Mr Ronald (AD1992)
For service to those with severe multiple physical disabilities.
Chairman Spastic Centres of SA Inc. since 1989, Vice-President since 1966. Chairman SA Division Miss Australia Quest (major public fund-raising organisation of Spastic Centres) since 1974. Guided changes in perception of Quest from beauty contest to expectation that participants will work for disabled people. Organises promotions and sponsorships.
O'Brien OAM, Mrs Barbara Hillier (QB1995)
For service to badminton.
Mrs O'Brien's service to the sport of badminton includes service as (the first woman) President of the Australian Badminton Association (1982) during which time she officiated as the Badminton representative at the 1982 Brisbane Commonwealth Games. She also served as the first woman President of the SA Badminton Association (1982-1986) and was instrumental in the introduction of innovative programmes including annual Badminton Carnivals which resulted in greater public acceptance of Badminton as a major sport in South Australia.
O'Brien AM, Mr Timothy John (AD2013)
For significant service to the community of Berri, South Australia.
Executive Chairperson, Berri Hotel Group (includes the Berri Resort Hotel, Big River Motor Inn, Big River Tavern, and the Renmark Golf and Country Club), since 1990; Chairperson, 1976-1990; Deputy Chairman, 1975; Board Member, since 1973. Inaugural Member, Riverland Tourism Industry Board (Loxton Waikerie, Berri Barmera and Renmark Paringa Councils), since 2011. Founding Member and Chairman, Destination Riverland (interim Riverland Tourism Industry Board), 2011. Member, Berri Council, Berri Riverfront Development Committee. Co-Promoter and Project Manager with the Council CEO for the building of the Berri Tourist Information Centre and Cafe, 2001-2003. Inaugural Member, Tour of the Riverland Coordinating Committee, since 1976; and involved in its promotion and sponsorship. Assisted in establishing its first, St Catherine's Homes for the Aged, Board of Governance and Fundraising Committee, 1994; provided legal advice and assistance, for many years; supporter, various fundraising events. Board Member and Chairman, Our Lady of the River School Board, 1975-1980. Chairperson, Berri Branch, National Trust of South Australia, since 2002; financial supporter, 2002-2009. Committee Member, Berri View Lawn Tennis Club, since 1980; Head, Grounds Sub-Committee, since 1987; Auditor, since 1985; Life Member, 1992; Inaugural Committee Member, Tennis Seniors Riverland (formerly Riverland Veterans Tennis Committee), 1987-2009. Founding Member, Tennis Seniors SA Teams Carnival (3 days' event) Sub-Committee, 1988-2009; Member/supporter, since 1988; competitor and Team Captain, for many years. Committee Member, Berri Football Club, in the 1970s; Member, Sub-Committee responsible for building clubrooms, in the 1970s. Member, Riverland Football League Football Tribunal. President, Berri Cricket Club, 1970-1972; Committee Member, 1970-1975; Captain, 1972-1975. Principal, O'Brien Solicitors, since 1969; provided services Pro bono Publico, for many years. Organised the inaugural Country Law Conference, 1977; has been held annually since, principally in Berri, and is the main continuing educational program for country lawyers in South Australia. Awards/recognition include: Doug Rosenthal Contribution Award, Berri View Lawn Tennis Club.
Obst OAM, Mr Clemens Oscar (QB2004)
For service to primary production in South Australia, particularly through the development and promotion of clay spreading techniques to increase water efficiency and retention in sandy soils.
Developed ‘claying’ technique to assist soil in retaining moisture; began experimentation in 1968; the technique has been shown to have the potential to increase crop yield by up to 300 percent. South Australian Farmers Federation (formerly United Farmers and Graziers): Chairman, Buying Service, 1975-1983; Member, Executive and Finance Committee, 1978-1983; Member, Governing Council, 1978-1983; Board Member, for over 20 years; Life Member, 1994. Bordertown Branch Member of several committees including Grain Legume; Soft Wheat; Wheat Quota; District Council Rate Investigating; and Bordertown Silo. South Australian Agricultural Bureau, Mundulla Branch: Life member. Travelled to Libya on three occasions to assist in development of pasture legume-based cropping and grazing regime, 1970s. Travelled to Iran to man a stand displaying Australian pasture seeds at International Trade Fair in Tehran, and also to advise, assess and evaluate on pasture and crop development, 1984 and 1986. Other community involvement includes: Mundulla Show Society: Past President. Mundulla School Council: Member. Tatiara Retirement Village: Board member. Bordertown Lutheran Church: Past Chairman and Secretary. Freedom From Hunger (SA): Past President and National delegate. Awards/recognition include: Services to Primary Production Award, South Australian Agricultural Bureau, 2002. South Australian recipient of the Award of Excellence, Co-operative Research Centre for Legumes in Mediterranean Agriculture, 1998. Expression of Gratitude for his ‘valued contribution toward assisting developing countries to reduce poverty and achieve sustainable development’, Australian Government.
O'Callaghan OAM, Mr Barry Thomas (AD2010)
For service to surveying through professional associations, and to the community.
Professional Land Surveyor, from 1952 until his retirement in 2004. Member, Advisory Committee, School of Surveying, South Australian Institute of Technology, 1983-1989. Chairman, Reciprocating Surveyors Board of Australia and New Zealand, 1982-1986. Chairman and Member, Association of Consulting Surveyors. Member, Urban Development Institute. Member, South Australian Council of Professions. Member, Survey Industry Advisory Group. Foundation Member and Associate Member, Institution of Surveyors Australia, 1955; Federal Vice-President, 1983-1985; Federal Councillor, 1978-1987; Fellow, 1981. Chairman, South Australian Board, 1982-1986; Divisional Representative, 1977-1981. President, South Australian Division, 1976-1977; Vice-President, 1975. National Board Member, Southern Cross Homes Inc (now Southern Cross Care Australia Inc), 1969-1999; Foundation Member, since 1968; Life Member, since 1998; Chairman, Building and Sites Committee, for 14 years. National Councillor, Knights of the Southern Cross Inc; Member, since 1955. Active Member, St Margaret Mary's Catholic Church, Croydon, for 60 years. Awards/recognition include: Urban Development Award for Spring Park Farm, Littlehampton, South Australia. J B & J W Calder Award for outstanding contribution to the affairs of the South Australian Division of the Institution of Surveyors Australia.
O'Callaghan OAM, Mr Robert Bruce (AD2013)
For service to the Australian wine industry, and to the community of the Barossa Valley
Chief Executive Officer and Founder, Rockford Wines, since 1984. Founding Member, Barossa Winemakers Association. Former Councillor, Barossa Regional Council. Founding President, Barossa Region Residents Association; the Association's primary objective was to protect the region from residential development. Supporter and mentor to aspiring winemakers.
O'Connor AM, Mr James Joseph (QB1989)
For service to the thoroughbred horse breeding industry.
Managing Director, Goodland Park Stud. Involved in the thoroughbred horse industry since 1960. Credited with helping to improve Australian blood lines by importing horses from Ireland, England, France and USA. Involved in exporting horses to Malaysia and Singapore and in the formation of the Australian Breeders' Co-operative Society.
O'Connor OAM, Mrs Mavis Margaret (AD2000)
For service to the community of Norwood through the Society of St Vincent de Paul.
Mrs O'Connor has been a volunteer for the Society of St Vincent de Paul at Norwood since 1971. Also a former representative of Women's Conferences on the South Australian State Council of the Society of St Vincent de Paul.
O'Connor AM, Mr Henry David (AD2005)
For service to the community through a range of charitable and welfare organisations.
O'Connor AM, Mr Francis Creagh (AD2014)
For significant service to cricket through a range of international and domestic governance roles.
Director, International Cricket Council, 2005-2008; Chairman, Governance Review Committee. Chairman, Cricket Australia, 2005-2008; Deputy Chairman, 2004-2005; Director, 1998-2008; Member, Audit, Remuneration and International Committees; current Adviser, Centre of Excellence (construction of new training facility in Brisbane). Director, South Australian Cricket Association, 1991-2012; current Representative, Oval Development Committee, Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority; Honorary Life Member, 2009. Honorary Life Member, Marylebone Cricket Club, United Kingdom, 2009. Chairman, South Australian Branch, The Lord's Taverners Australia, 1990-1995; Member, since 1983; raises funds to give young people, particularly those with special needs, the opportunity to participate in sport and recreation. Trustee, Les Favell Foundation, since 1998; creates opportunities for talented young players from country areas. Director, Kerry Packer Cricket Foundation, 2006; provides assistance for former cricket players and promising new players. Governor, Bradman Memorial Fund. Current Board Member, Adelaide Oval Stadium Management Authority Ltd. Chairman, Clipper Ship City of Adelaide Ltd, since 2010. Chairman, Adelaide Community Healthcare Alliance, 1999-2004. Deputy Chairman, Flinders Medical Centre Research Foundation, 1988-1993. Board Member, Calvary Hospital, 1983-1993. Board, South Australian Development Corporation, 1974-1978. Founder, South Australian Chapter, Young Presidents' Association. Recently involved in fundraising, Engineering Scholarships, University of South Australia.
O'Dea OAM, Mr Richard John (AD2003)
For service to youth in South Australia through the establishment and operation of the Errappa Blue Light Youth Camp.
Identified the need to assist youth of the Whyalla area who were coming into adverse contact with police or who were at risk of encountering the judicial system. Promoted the concept of providing youth at risk with activities and opportunities for self-development, coupled with the creation of positive relationships with police. Canvassed local government, service clubs, community groups and government agencies to obtain assistance to develop the Camp. Instrumental with others in the establishment of the Errappa Blue Light Youth Camp at Iron Knob in South Australia, 1996. Camp Manager, 1996-1999; responsible for running the Camp, its programmes and administrative functions, including the provision of full board and meals for Camp participants. The Camp is geared to catering for children from a range of backgrounds and for groups such as Camp Quality and CanTeen.
O'Donnell OAM, Mr Ronald Leo (QB1980)
For the service to the sport of cycling.
Mr O'Donnell began competitive cycling in 1939 when he was a foundation member of the Holdfast Bay-Marion Club. Whilst still competing he began administrative work and served continuously on the State Council of the Amateur Cyclists' Association of SA from 1946-79, much of that time as State President or State Treasurer. He was elected a life member in 1958. He has been State Cycling Coach, an Australian Selector, has travelled overseas with the Australian team and, as Australian Coach, met with great success at the Munich Olympics.
O'Donnell OAM, Mr Ernest Joseph (QB1983)
For public service.
O'Donnell OAM, Mr Francis Edward (Frank) (QB2004)
For service to the community through fundraising for a range of charitable organisations and promoting ethics and accountability in fundraising.
Honorary Secretary, Charity Direct, 1990-2002; Founder, 1990. Executive Manager, Florey Medical Research Fund, Medical Foundation of the University of Adelaide, 1994-2001. Manager, Public Affairs and Fundraising, Cancer Council of South Australia (formerly Anti-Cancer Council of South Australia), 1981-1994. Fundraising Manager, Australian Red Cross, South Australia, 1979-1981. President, Australian Institute of Fundraising Institute of Australia, South Australian Chapter, 1979-1982. Member of State Council, Public Relations Institute of Australia, South Australia.
O'Donohue AC CBE, Dr Lowitja (AD1999)
For public service through leadership to indigenous and non-indigenous Australians in the areas of human rights and social justice, particularly as Chairperson of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission.
Since her appointment as a Member in the Order of Australia in 1976, Dr O’Donoghue has continued to provide a high level of support and leadership to both indigenous and non-indigenous Australians. She was the inaugural Chairperson of the Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission from 1990 to 1996. Dr O’Donoghue played a significant role as a member of the Aboriginal Negotiating Team for Native Title Legislation in 1993. In the same year, she was a member of the Australian Republican Advisory Committee. Current commitments include serving as a Visiting Fellow at Flinders University (1998), Chairperson of the National Indigenous Advisory Committee to SOCOG, and as a member of the Volunteers Advisory Committee to SOCOG. She is the Ambassador for Reconciliation, and currently Patron of the National Memorial for Military Nurses and the Ann Frank Museum. Other recent community service includes her membership of the Rio Tinto Aboriginal Foundation, Walkely Awards Advisory Committee and the Indigenous Law Centre, University of New South Wales. Dr O’Donoghue previously held the positions of Deputy Chairperson of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Development Commission, 1989-1990, and as Commissioner of the Aboriginal Development Commission, 1980-1984, and 1988-1989. She led the Australian Delegation who worked on the proposed United Nations Declaration of Rights of Indigenous People, and was the first and only Aboriginal person to address the UN General Assembly in 1993. She was also a member of the Council for the Order of Australia, 1988-1998. She has been a Director of Aboriginal Hostels Ltd since 1990, and served as Chairperson, 1982-1990. Contributed as a member of the Advisory Council of School Aboriginal and Islander Studies at the South Australian Institute of Technology; member, Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies. Served as the Interim Chairperson of the Aboriginal Housing Authority, 1984-1985. Dr O’Donoghue was a member of Outback Areas Community Development Trust, 1978-1989; member, Aboriginal Housing Board, 1977-1982; Foundation Chairperson, National Aboriginal Conference, 1977-1981; member, Council for Aboriginal Development 1977-1980; Regional Director, Department of Aboriginal Affairs, 1975-1976; Senior Liaison Officer for Canberra and Adelaide, 1972-1975. Taken as a young child from her family, she spent her early years in an institution. Determined to achieve and not allowing herself to be placed in a “type cast “ mould, she went on to become a qualified nurse. After attending Quorn Primary School she gained her Leaving Certificate at Unley Girls Technical High School, and trained as a nurse at Royal Adelaide hospital and later as a mental health nurse. Over the years, Dr O’Donoghue has received numerous community awards. Most recently, in 1998, she was selected as an Australian National Living Treasure and granted Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians. Previously named as Australian of the Year in 1984 for her outstanding contribution to the welfare of Aboriginal people and received the Advance Australia Award in 1982.
Offler OAM, Mrs Constance Williamina (QB2002)
For service to visual arts, particularly the promotion of art in society.
Mrs Offler has been an active committee member of various art societies in South Australia, 1952-2000. She offered encouragement to young artists for over 35 years. Mrs Offler is still a practising artist. Associate Representative, Council of the Royal South Australian Society of Arts, for over 10 years; Life member. Founding member, Citizens' Art Group (later the Adelaide Art Society), 1952; has held positions of Secretary and Vice-President; Life member. Founder, The Advertiser Open Air Art Exhibitions, 1955; actively involved for 30 years. Vice-President, Artists Association of South Australia. Held an exhibition of Mono Prints, 1986. Exhibited and won art awards for over 30 years with the Royal South Australian Society of Arts. Organiser of art shows whose proceeds go to charities such as the children's hospital, Rotary and Kiwanis.
O'Grady OAM, Mr Stuart (AD2005)
For service to sport as a Gold Medallist at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games.
Mr O’Grady won a Gold Medal at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games in the Men’s Madison cycling event. He represented Australia in an exemplary manner and brought great credit to himself, the Australian team and the nation.
O'Kelly AM, Rev Fr Gregory John (QB1994)
For service to education, particularly as Headmaster of St. Ignatius' College, Riverview.
Outstanding and sustained contribution as influential communicator, religious leader, educator. as Headmaster St. Ignatius' College Riverview 1982-93 and as Elected Chairman Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia 1989-91 (the first Roman Catholic Head so honoured). Headmaster St. Ignatius' College, Norwood SA 1978-82 and from 1994; Superior, Jesuit community at the college 1976-78. Chairman, South Australian Catholic Education Commission 1979 and 1980.
O'Leary OAM, Mr Patrick (QB1989)
For public service.
Director, Department of Social Security, Adelaide for past four years.
Olesinski OAM, Mr Richard Norman (AD2013)
For service to conservation and the environment, and to surf lifesaving.
National Judge, Tidy Towns, Keep Australia Beautiful, since 1994. Consultant, Keep South Australia Beautiful, for over 10 years. Founding Member, South Port Noarlunga Coastcare group, since 1997. Member, Adelaide and Mount Lofty Ranges Natural Resource Management Board, Coast, Estuarine and Marine Advisory Committee, since 2006. Community Representative, Environmental Consultative Group, City of Onkaparinga Council. Chairman, State EcoSurf Environmental Committee, since 2008; contributor to national EcoSurf policy, since 2004. Vice-President, Australian Surf Rowers League (National Body), 2002-2006. Vice-President, Australian Surf Rowers League (South Australian body), since 2006. Member, South Australian Surf Boat Rowers Association, since 1989. Member, South Port Life Saving Club, since 1982; Publicity Officer, 1983-2009; Life Member, 1994. Member, Christies Beach Surf Life Saving Club, 1974-1982. Member, Semaphore Surf Life Saving Club, 1965-1974. Awards/recognition include: 25 years' National Patrol Award, Surf Life Saving Australia, 1997; also 40 years' Long Service Award, 2005.
Oliver OAM, Mr Richard Alden (AD1997)
For service to sport as a gold medallist at the Atlanta Paralympic Games, 1996.
Gold medallist in Men's Basketball event at the Atlanta Paralympic Games in 1996.
Oliver OAM, Mr Ian Ronald (QB1999)
For service to regional and economic development in the Riverland area, and to the community of Waikerie.
Councillor, District Council of Waikerie, 1976-1993, Deputy Mayor, 1978-1985, and Mayor, 1985-1991. Mr Oliver served as a member, Riverland Development Corporation (Regional Economic Development Authority), 1988-1995 and as Chairperson, 1989-1995. Chairperson, Barossa, Riverland, Mid North Regional Economic Development Organisation, 1995-1996, and Deputy Chairperson, South Australian Regional Development Association, 1986-1993. Mr Oliver has also been active in community organisations for many years. Served as a member of the Waikerie Community Association, 1959-1963 and 1977-1980, and as Chairperson of the Waikerie Community Recreation Centre, 1979-1980. Member, Waikerie High School Council, 1976-1982, and Chairperson, 1981-1982. Mr Oliver also served on the Waikerie District Hospital Board and the Centenary Committee. He has been a member of the Rotary Club of Waikerie since 1978, served as President, 1982-1983, and Assistant Governor for Rotary District 9520, 1997-1998. In 1999 (to 2000), he was appointed Governor for Rotary District 9520.
O'Loan OAM, Mr Hugh Ian (AD1997)
For service to local government through the Mid-North Local Government Region Inc. and to the community.
Serves as Chairman, Mid North Local Government Region Inc., since 1993, having been elected to the Region's Executive Committee in 1990. In this role he articulates the interest of local government and acts on their behalf. He is a member of several local government committees and is also actively involved in numerous community organisations. Has held the position of President of the local school council, Chairman of the Mallala Hospital Board and is a member of the Parks Committee. During the 1983 and 1992 floods he gave guidance and assistance to many people.
O'Loughlin AO, Dr John Augustine (QB2001)
For service to medicine in the field of obstetrics and gynaecology through clinical practice, research, and education, and to the identification and development of key areas of the profession to improve women's health.
International Federation of Obstetrics and Gynaecology: Member of the Executive Board 1989-1997; Chairman of Finance Committee, 1993-1994; Honorary Treasurer, 1994-1997. Royal Australian College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists: Role in the establishment of the Royal Australian College in 1979 as a separate institution from the Royal College in the United Kingdom; Member of Council from 1979-1989; promoted the development of the College’s continuing medical education programme that has since been adopted by most other medical colleges in Australia and internationally. Chairman of the Board of Examiners from 1984-1986; President from 1986-1989. Committee of Presidents of Australiasian Medical Colleges: Chairman, 1988-1989. Honorary Fellowships Awarded: Royal New Zealand College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists 1991. American College of Obstreticians & Gynaecologists 1997. Australian Medical Association: Member of Council South Australian Branch, 1973-1978; Senior Vice-President, 1978. Research: Major interest - the role of infection in preterm labour. Teaching Hospital Appointments: Adelaide Women’s and Children’s Hospital and Royal Adelaide Hospital.
O'Loughlin OAM, Mr Kevin Francis (QB2006)
Service to the community as a contributor to the development of teaching programs providing insight into Indigenous culture and through contributions to the reconciliation process.
Olsen OAM, Mrs Joyce Rosalind (AD1993)
For service to the community.
Associated with very many service and community groups in the Kadina community for 60 years, including pre-school, Rural Youth, Scouts, Football Club, Meals on Wheels, Hospital Auxiliary, Recreation Centre. Currently President Wontana Retirement Village Ladies' Auxiliary and Member of Board of Management sub-committee, Patron Kadina Committee Adelaide Children's Hospital. Other commitments. Highly regarded for significant and sustained contribution to community.
Olsen AM, Mr Dennis Hans (AD1987)
For service to the performing arts.
Since graduating from the National Institute of Dramatic Art in 1962 has become established as an actor, singer and director for stage, radio, television and recorded performances. Member, D'oyly Carte Opera Company, 1970-71 and is well known for his many Gilbert and Sullivan roles since that time. Has worked with major companies in all States in the field of drama, opera and operetta including productions for the 1982 and 1984 Adelaide Festival of Art. Over the past 10 years has directed opera productions for the SA Opera Company, the WA Opera Company and the Lyric Opera Company (Queensland). Awarded a Churchill Fellowship 1985 to study operetta in Europe.
Olsen AM, Mr Albert Melvyn (QB2004)
For service to the fishing industry in South Australia through the development and implementation of innovative policies to manage and protect the marine environment.
Director of Fisheries, South Australia, 1967-1975; introduced legislative change in 1971 and implemented policies of ecologically sustainable management and development of fisheries resources; established marine reserves; introduced artificial reefs and promoted aquaculture of Pacific oysters. Instrumental in setting up advisory committees for rock lobster industry, prawn fishing industry, recreational fishing and Australian Fishing Industry Advisory Council. Awards include: Centenary Medal, 2001.
Olsen OAM, Sr Margaret Mary (QB2004)
For service to the community, particularly people living with HIV/AIDS and their families through the Adelaide Diocesan AIDS Council.
Pastoral Care Worker, Adelaide Diocesan AIDS Council Inc, since 1992. Volunteer, Aids Council of Melbourne, for 2 years. Sister, Order of the Faithful Companions of Jesus, for over 50 years.
Olsen AO, Hon John Wayne (AD2007)
For service to the South Australian Parliament, particularly in the areas of economic development and reform, and through promoting business, infrastructure and investment opportunities; to international relations; and to the community.
Premier of South Australia, 1996-2001. Minister for Multicultural Affairs and Ethnic Affairs, 1996-1997 and 1997-2001. Minister for State Development, 1996-1997 and 1997-2001. Minister for Industry, Manufacturing, Small Business and Regional Development; Minister for Infrastructure, 1993-1996. Shadow Minister for Industry, Trade and Regional Development; Shadow Minister for Public Works and Small Business, 1992-1993. Leader of the Opposition, 1982-1990. Chief Secretary and Minister for Police, Correctional Services and Fisheries, 1982. Member for Kavel, 1992-2002; Member for Custance, 1985-1990; Member for Rocky River, 1979-1985. Senator for South Australia, Federal Parliament, 1990-1992. President, South Australian Liberal Party, 1976-1979. Current Australian Consul-General in New York USA. Australian Consul-General in Los Angeles USA, 2002-2006. Mayor, Kadina Shire Council, 1974-1977. Fellow, National Institute of Accountants. Awards/recognition include: Centenary Medal, 2001. US Bicentennial Fellowship, 1976.
Olsson AO MBE RFD ED, Hon Leslie Trevor (AD2003)
For service to the judiciary and to the law, particularly through the implementation of administrative advancements within the South Australian court system, to industrial relations, and to the community.
Justice, Supreme Court of South Australia, 1984-2001. President, Australian Institute of Judicial Administration, 1994-1996; Vice-President, 1992-1994; Executive member, 1989-1992; Life Member, 1999. Chairman and Founding Member, Judicial Computing Committee. Member, Information Technology Committee of the Courts Administration Authority, 1990-2001; contributed to the progressive computerisation of the administration and operation of the courts in South Australia. Since retirement, he continues to assist with the development of conversion to e-filing and full electronic operations. Chairman, Judicial Research Information System Management Committee, since 1990. Chairman, Courts Precincts Advisory Committee, for past 10 years. Chairman, Joint Rules Advisory Committee, 1985-2001. Established the Judicial Remuneration Coordinating Committee in 1984. President, Industrial Court and Commission of South Australia, 1975-1984; Deputy President, 1969-1974. Australian representative/Chief Rapporteur, Joint ILO/UNESCO Committee of Experts on the Recommendations relating to Teachers, since 1981. Chairman, Teachers Salaries Board, 1969-1984. Current Patron, Industrial Relations Society of South Australia; President, 1982-1983; Executive member, 1970-1983; Life Member, 1990. Community service includes: Foundation Member, South Australian Multicultural Forum, 1988-2000. Council Member, University of Adelaide, 1985-1997; currently serves as a member of the senior advisory committee to the Vice-Chancellor on industrial relations matters. Also served as Chairman of its Personal Matters Committee; member of both Biohazards Committee and the Supervisory Committee in relation to the national CASMAC information technology project. Chairman, Childhood Services Council, 1969-1984. Board Member, Invicta Sheltered Workshops, 1969-1989. Council Member, Queen Victoria Research Foundation, 1974-1987. Honorary Aide-de-Camp to the Governor-General, 1978-1981. Honorary Aide-de-Camp to the Governor of South Australia, 1966-1969.
O'Malley OAM, Dr Denis Anthony (Tony) (AD2007)
For service to the community of South Australia, particularly as a contributor to the evaluation of economic, social and environmental trends in the state.
Project Champion, Indicators Project, Indicators of the state of South Australia, vivaSA (formerly called SA Business Vision 2010), since 1999; Founding Trustee, since 1998. Member, Business Council of the Chamber, South Australian Chamber of Commerce (now called Business SA), 1989-1997; Member, Public Sector Reform Committee, 1996-1997. Business SA Representative, Energy Consumer Advisory Committee, South Australia Essential Services Commission, 2000-2003. Business SA Representative, Interim Electricity Consumer Advisory Body, South Australian Government, 1998-1999. Involved with establishing the industry clusters Tourism in the Flinders Ranges, 2002-2003, and South Australia: Global Maintenance Upper Spencer Gulf, 2001. Chairman, Australian Business Economists, South Australia Division, 1989-1990. Council Member, Institute of Management Consultants South Australia, 1980s. Principal, Outlook Management, since 1991. Management Consultant, since 1973; W D Scott and Company, and Coopers and Lybrand. Board Member, Relationships Australia, South Australia, 1995-2001. Former Chairman, Parish Pastoral Council, Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Parish, Henley Beach, ca1980; involved with establishing a Youth Disco, 1998-2003; involved with the Youth Group for 17-22 year olds, 1996-1998; Parishioner, since 1974. Fellow, Institute of Management Consultants, since 1999. Fellow, Institute of Engineers, since 1995. Member, Institute of Company Directors, since 1987. Awards/recognition include: Civic Entrepreneur of the Year Award, for his work on the Indicators Project, vivaSA, 2000.
Omond OAM, Mr James Douglas (QB1984)
For service to the community.
Mr Omond, a retired builder and contractor, has been active in community work for a number of years and has served Lions Club International as a member of numerous committees and community projects and is a former District Governor and Life Governor. His many and varied involvements have included Member of the Calvary Hospital Advisory Board and, the Australian Prevention of Blindness Association Inc. South Australia. He is also a keen sportsman and is a former President and Life Member of the South Australian Ten Pin Bowling Association and of the Australian Ten Pin Bowling Congress.
Omond OAM, Mrs Teresa Mary (QB1992)
For service to community health.
President Past Calvary Hospital Nurses' Association 20 years, member 30 years, instrumental fund-raising activities to buy equipment for the hospital. Volunteer since 1953 Red Cross Blood Bank; responsible for Home Nursing Courses 1966-70, bringing health into the home. Also very active at local and international level in Lions organisation, instrumental in seminars and aid programmes, glaucoma and diabetes screening, other initiatives. Volunteer worker at Lourdes Valley Nursing Home. Sustained contribution.
O'Neil OAM, Mr John Vincent (QB2005)
For service to the media as a racing commentator and journalist.
Racing commentator and journalist for thoroughbred racing, harness racing and greyhounds, for over 50 years. Race caller on ABC radio Adelaide, 1976-1988; with weekly appearances on ABC television racing segments. Assistant then principal Adelaide race commentator for radio 5DN Adelaide and radio 3UZ Melbourne, 1949-1970. Adelaide contributor on Weekly Three State Turf Talk program, radio 3UZ, for 22 years from 1964. Racing presenter on SAS Channel 10 television Adelaide, 1965-1984; also presenter of harness racing segments and greyhound descriptions. Course announcer for South Australian Jockey Club, 1970-1976 and since 1991. Columnist for Best Bets national weekly magazine, 1965-2004; less frequent contributor to Winning Post, SA Tabform and Racebreed Australia. Currently contributing to weekly racing preview program on Adelaide community station Coast FM. Tour Leader to groups attending race meetings around Australia, for 28 years.
O'Neill AM, Dr Marie Jose (AD2004)
For service to community health and to education as a psychologist, particularly through the development of early childhood programs and counselling for Indigenous and remote communities and for people in detention.
Member, National Executive, Australian Psychological Society, 4 years. Member, College of Forensic Psychologists. Member, College of Clinical Psychologists. Member, Interest Group on Psychologists for the Promotion of World Peace. Member, South Australian Psychological Board. SA State Psychology Conference Committees. Member, Psychologist's' Council of South Australia, since 1966. Psychologist to detainees, Woomera Detention Centre, 2001. Principal Clinical Psychologist Department for Community Welfare (SA) (now Department of Human Services), 1985-1993. Psychological Counsellor, Yatala Prison, Northfield Correctional Centre, Department of Correctional Services, SA, 1990s and current. Member, Psychology Advisory Committee; involved in setting up Aboriginal Distance Education teacher training course, Hartley College of Advanced Education (now University of South Australia), early and mid-1980s. Director, Professional Services, 1978-mid-1980s; involved in establishment of Aboriginal Early Childhood Programme Kindergarten Union of South Australia.
O'Reilly OAM, Mrs Shirley Ellen (QB1998)
For service to netball in the Port Augusta area and as a player, coach, administrator, umpire and fundraiser.
A netball player since 1947. Since 1968, she has served as President or Vice-President of the Port Augusta Netball Association for 20 terms with the last being President in 1996. She has coached at both senior and junior levels since the 1970s and has been an umpire (for Port Augusta) since 1985. Won SA Association's "Best and Fairest" award on 4 occasions. Has held senior positions in Shamrock Club since the 1960s and has won club's "Best and Fairest" award 15 times. Serves as a regular participator in working bees, catering and fundraising for netball since 1964. Involved in starting netball competitions including the Married Women, the Masters and Twilight Netball. Life Member, Port Augusta Netball Association, 1968. Played and won a final in the 1997-1998 Summer Twilight Season in the same team as her daughter and grand daughter.
Orell AM, Dr Svante Rikard (AD2007)
For service to medicine in the field of diagnostic pathology, particularly through the introduction and use of fine needle aspiration biopsy, and to continuing medical education and training.
Consultant Pathologist, Clinpath Laboratories, since 1989; established the clinic in 1985. Consultant Pathologist, Flinders Medical Centre, Flinders University of South Australia; former Director of Cytology and Associate Professor of Pathology, 1976-1989. Visiting Professor, University of Malmo, Sweden; University College of Los Angeles, USA; Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand; and University of Cape Town, South Africa. Co-author, Manual and Atlas of fine needle aspiration cytology, now in its 4th edition. Co-author, The thyroid: fine-needle biopsy and cytological diagnosis of thyroid lesions, 1997. Honorary Life Member, Australian Society of Cytology, 1997. Fellow, Royal College of Pathologists of Australasia, since 1973. Fellow, International Academy of Pathology and International Academy of Cytology, since 1976. Member, Swedish Society of Pathologists. Member, SA Breast Cancer Study Group. Member, Editorial Board, Diagnostic Cytopathology. Awards/recognition include: Eminent Scientist of the Year, International Research Promotion Council, 2004.
O'Riley OAM, Mrs Margaret Joan (AD2002)
For service to children with cancer through fundraising support for Camp Quality in South Australia.
Fundraiser for Camp Quality SA, since 1993; has baked large quantities of biscuits almost every day of the year, which are sold to raise funds; also bakes biscuits (3,000) for each camp held for the children supported by Camp Quality. Organises two annual Trading Tables events for further fundraising.
Ormsby OAM, Mrs Mary Madeleine (AD1985)
For service to the sport of lawn bowls.
Ormsby OAM, Mr Graham William (QB2013)
For service to the community, particularly youth.
Service to Youth Council (SYC) is a non-government, not-for-profit community service organisation that employs over 400 people across South Australia and Victoria and has three operating divisions: HYPA (formerly known as SYC Youth Agency); Job Prospects and Training Prospects. Chairman, Service to Youth Council, 1995-2010; Board Member, 1990-2012; current Chair, Information and Communication Technology Steering Committee. President, Masters Swimming South Australia, 1985-1986; Chairman, Aussi National Swimming Championships Organising Committee, 1984-1986. President, Adelaide Masters Swimming Club, 1982-1985; Secretary, 1983; Member, 1979-1986. President, Adelaide Apex, 1986; Secretary, 1985; Coordinator, annual 'Walk-a-thon' (raised funds for SYC); President, Adelaide Apex's 50 years’ celebrations; Member, 1982-1988. Current Chairman, Willunga 175th Anniversary Committee.
Orr OAM, Mr Raymond Donald (AD1979)
For service to the community, particularly in the provision of fire-fighting services.
Ory OAM, Mr Laszlo George (AD2009)
For service to the Hungarian community in South Australia, and to a range of charitable organisations.
Appointed a Custodian of Refugees, 1948. Established his own building and painting companies and provided employment for Hungarian refugees who could not find other employment; over 60 refugees were given employment and the opportunity to learn a trade. Co-Founder, Mindszenty Association; Honorary Vice-President. Served on building committees of St Ignatius’ Catholic Church, Norwood. Leadership roles with the Hungarian Club of South Australia. Volunteer, The Adelaide Day Centre for Homeless Persons Inc, for 3 years. Mr Ory and his company have been regular donors of money, services and building supplies to charitable organisations and homeless people. Member, Master Builders Association, since 1971. Awards/recognition include: Knighthood of the Sovereign Military Hospitaller, Order of St John of Jerusalem of Rhodes and of Malta, 1989.
Osborn OAM, Mr Francis d'Arenberg (d'Arry) (QB2004)
For service to the Australian wine industry and to the McLaren Vale region.
Managing Director, d'Arenberg Wines Pty Limited, since 1957; and d'Arenberg Wines Pty Limited, since 1958. Managing Partner, Osborn Vineyards. Wines have won over 60 trophies (including the Jimmy Watson Trophy and a trophy at the London International Wine Show), 250 gold medals, 500 silver medals and over 1,000 bronze medals. Member, Wine and Brandy Producers' Association of South Australia, since 1958; Member, Executive Committee, 1966-1994; Junior Vice-President, 1970-1971; President, 1971-1974; Honorary Treasurer, 1968-1970 and 1974-1990. Delegate to Federal Wine and Brandy Producers' Council, 1964-1978; Member of the Executive, 1973-1978; Treasurer, 1976-1978. Member, Management Committee and Honorary Treasurer, Australian Wine and Brandy Producers' Association (formerly the Council), 1978-1991; Honorary Life Member, 1991. Delegate on South Australian Chamber of Commerce, 1966-1994. Foundation Member, McLaren Vale Bushing Festival; Chairman, Bushing Festival, 1975-1979. Chairman, McLaren Vale Winemakers Association, 1981. Committee Member, Southern Vales Water Committee, 1990-1994. Member, Accreditation Committee for the Roseworthy College Oenology course. Member, Steering Committee, Economic Development Authority Wine Industry Enquiry, 1993-1994. Inducted as Patron of the Australian Wine Industry by the Winemakers' Federation of Australia, 1995. Awards include: Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal, 1977.
Ostermann OAM, Mrs Christine Vera (QB2005)
For service to the community, particularly through public relations roles and fundraising for children's health organisations.
Director, Media and Community Relations, Women's and Children's Hospital (WCH), since 1990; Manager, Community Liaison Services, Adelaide Children's Hospital, 1984-1990; Member, amalgamation team, Queen Victoria and Adelaide Children's Hospitals (to form WCH), 1989; organised ‘Friends of WCH’ volunteer groups after amalgamation, 1994-1995; created and launched ‘Friends Promoting Good Health’ program, 2000. Other health promotions include Safe Sleeping; Safe Eating; Folate in Pregnancy; and Never Shake a Baby. Member of various teams guiding fundraising activities; created various publicity and promotional campaigns for fundraising, since 1995. President, Variety Club of South Australia, 1987-1991; Secretary, 1984-1986; Appeals Officer, 1987; Chair, Business Plan Committee, since 1995; Chair, Black Tie Ball Committee, 1984-2002; Life Member, Variety SA, 2003; National Board Director/Secretary, 1984-2002. Director, Variety International, since 2001; Chair, International Presidents' Liaison Committee, since 2001. Director, Ronald McDonald House, since 1991. Part-time lecturer, Post-Graduate Diploma in Public Relations and Communications, University of South Australia, since 1997; Guest lecturer, Undergraduate Diploma in Public Relations and Communications, University of South Australia. Associate Fellow, Australian Institute of Management. Fellow, Public Relations Institute of Australia, 2001. Awards/recognition include: Professional Excellence Award, 2001. International Ambassador for Variety, since 2001. Variety International Presidential Citation, 1990. Laurenti Ellicott Award (SA), 2000.
Ostoja-Kotkowski AM, Mr Jozef Stanislaw (AD1992)
For service to the visual arts.
Described as the complete artist-scientist. Uses high technology devices such as lasers and computers to develop highly imaginative works of art. Commenced experimentation with lasers 1960s. 1968 Sound and Image presentation probably one of first laser performances on stage. Now exploring and developing possibilities for artists in use of computers. Pioneer, changing face industrial and aesthetic environment. Also set designer for theatre and opera productions around Australia. Creates large dynamic murals and sculptures, often in public places. Represented in most State Galleries. Has held major exhibitions in most State capitals.
Oswald OAM, Mr Robert Ellery (AD2005)
For service to the community through a range of sporting and service organisations, and to local government as an administrator.
Patron, Southern Bowling Association, since 1996; Life Member, 2000; President, 1990-1992; Senior Vice-President, 1988-1990; Junior Vice-President, 1986-1988; Secretary, 1975-1983. State President, Bowls Past President Association, for 2 years; Executive Member, since 1990. Patron, Morphett Vale Memorial Bowling Club; Club Auditor, 1979-1980 and since 1992; Life Member, 2002; President, 1984-1985; Senior Vice-President, 1982-1984; Vice-President, 1980-1982; Committee Member, 1976-1980; member, since 1974. Held executive positions in bowls clubs in Minlaton and Stirling. Treasurer, Rotary Club of Noarlunga East, since 1982; President, 1981-1982; served as Secretary and Vice-President; Paul Harris Fellow, 1983; member, since 1976. Freemason, since 1949; Treasurer, Mark and Royal Arch Chapters; Grand Steward, 1990. Secretary, Noarlunga TAFE College Library Board, 1980-1988. Secretary, Stirling District Ambulance Inc, 1966-1975. Secretary/Treasurer, Stirling Branch, Royal District Nursing Service, 1966-1975. Member, RSL, for over 50 years. Career in local government administration, 1946-1988, including service as Deputy City Manager, City Noarlunga, 1975-1988, and District Clerk, District Council of Stirling, 1966?1975. Fellow, Institute of Municipal Management, 1948-1988; Divisional Councillor, Executive, South Australian Division, for 27 years; State President, 1972-1974; Life Member, 1987.
Otto OAM, Mr Lance Martin (AD1993)
For service to gymnastics and to the community.
Managing Director Acromat Pty. Ltd. 1963-91. Sponsor, supplier of gymnastic equipment for State and Australian Championships past 15 years. Instrumental in development first training and research centre for gymnastics in Australia in 1981. Member Technical Committee International Gymnastic Federation 1984-92. Board member SA Gymnastic Association Inc. 1953-89, President 1970-73. Leading role in development gymnastics coaching; inaugural member SA Gymnastic Coaches' Association 1972, President 1974-83, Life member, Vice-President Australian Gymnastic Federation since 1982. Other commitments.
Otto OAM, Mrs Evlynne Mae (AD2010)
For service to the community, particularly through Novita Children's Services.
Service to Novita Children's Services includes: Founder, Stoneyfell/Wattle Park Auxiliary, over 20 years ago; and current Patron. President, Rainbow Committee. Member, Jubilee Committee, Hidden Legends Committee. Member, Organising Committee, Mrs South Australia Award, 1992-2002. Collector, Down Every Street Appeal. Volunteer, since 1986. Honorary Life Member, since 2007. Supporter, Co-Opera. Supporter, Alzheimer's Australia South Australia Inc and The Rosemary Foundation. Volunteer, Youth Education Centre, Cavan Secure Care Centre. Member, National Committee, Australian Women of the Year, 1998-2000 and 2002. Committee Member, Springfield Help for Small Charities Committee.
Overton AM, Mrs Ida Mary (QB1997)
For service to the community, particularly through support for the arts and medical research.
Mrs Overton has generously donated over $2.5 million to organisations and charities in South Australia since the late 1980s. Some of those which received donations are the Art Gallery of South Australia to which she gave $1.7 million and the Flinders' Medical centre which received $675,000. Others who have benefited are St Peter's Cathedral, the Salvation Army, the Kidney Foundation and the Anti-Cancer Foundation.
Owen OAM, Mr Frank James (QB2007)
For service to veterans and their families through the Morphett Vale and District Sub-Branch of the Returned and Services League of Australia, and to the community of Onkaparinga.
President, Morphett Vale and Districts Sub-Branch, Returned and Services League of Australia, 1992-1995 and since 1998; Honorary Secretary, 1986-1991; Member, since 1986. State Councillor, Alexandra District Group, since 1995. Chairman, Membership Committee, South Australian Branch, since 2004; Member, since 1997. Life Member, Returned and Services League of Australia, 2003. Founding member, ANZAC Youth Vigil in the South, since 2002. Key stakeholder in the development of the Onkaparinga Memorial Gardens, Eternal Flame, and Wall of Remembrance, City of Onkaparinga, since 2001. Active supporter of the local Cadet Units. Assists with fundraising for the Legacy Club of Adelaide, for several years.
Owen OAM, Mrs Deidre Helen (AD2009)
For service to the welfare of veterans through roles with the South Australian Women's Auxiliary of the Returned and Services League of Australia, and to lacrosse.
State President, Central Council, South Australian Women's Auxiliary of the Returned and Services League of Australia, since 2005; State Vice-President (Country), 2001-2005; State Councillor, 1996-2000. President, Morphett Vale Women's Auxiliary Returned and Services League of Australia, 1986-1995 and since 1998; Life Member, 2002. Chair, Errol Noack House, since 2005; Secretary. Fundraiser, RSL Aged Care Villas. Competition Assessor and Fundraiser, 'Spirit of ANZAC' Cadet Competition, South Australia. Director - Women's Competition, Lacrosse South Australia, 1994-2007; Life Member, 2002. Former President, South Australia Women's Lacrosse Umpires Association; Umpire, 1987-2000; International Umpire, 1995. Manager, Under 21 South Australian State Team, 2002. Umpiring Coordinator, National Championships held in South Australia. Umpire, Inaugural Women's Under 19 World Championships, USA, 1995. Secretary, Victorian Women's Lacrosse Administration, 1984-1985. Junior Committee Member, Glenelg Lacrosse Club, from 1986; Team Manager and Club Umpire; Committee Member, 1983-1984. Director of Women's Lacrosse, Eltham Lacrosse Club; 1984; Team Manager; Committee Member, 1970s-early 1980s. President, Watsonia Army Wives Group, 1984; Secretary, Assistant Treasurer, Member, Keswick Barracks Army Wives Group, 1983-1984. President, Macleod Primary School Mothers Club and School Council; Secretary. Member, Puckapunyal Primary School Mothers Club, 1971. Awards include: Australian Sports Medal, 2000. International Women's Day Achievement Award, 2007. ZONTA International Women's Achievement Award, 2006. RSL Certificate of Merit and Gold Badge, 2002. Umpire of the Year, for 6 consecutive years.
Owens AO, Prof Rosemary Joan (AD2014)
For distinguished service to the law, particularly to legal education as an academic and administrator, to national and international employment and labour organisations, and to women.
Professor of Law, Adelaide Law School, University of Adelaide, since 2008; Dean, 2008-2011; Acting Dean, 2007; Associate Professor, 2005-2007; Senior Lecturer, 1995-2005; Lecturer, 1989-1994; Tutor, 1987-1989. Council Member, The Law Society of South Australia, 2007-2011; Member, Graduate Diploma in Legal Education Committee, since 2008; Member, Course Advisory Panel, 2007-2008. Member, Editorial Committee, Australian Journal of Labour Law, since 1995; and Editor, 2003-2006. Member, Australian Labour Law Association, since 2002; Member, National Executive, and Treasurer, 2002-2006. Associate Member, Centre for Labour and Employment Relations Law, University of Melbourne, since 2004. Current International Reader, Australian Research Council. Member, Committee of Experts on the Application of Conventions and Recommendations, International Labour Organisation (United Nations specialised agency), since 2010; Committee Representative, Tripartite Constituents Discussions, 2013; Member, General Survey Working Party on the law and practice of all ILO member States, 2012. Current Member, International Network of Transformative Employment and Labour Lawyers. Current Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Forum on Public Policy (international). Current Member, Australian Academy of Law. Current Member, Industrial Relations Society of South Australia. Deputy Committee Member, Working Women's Centre South Australia Inc, 1991-1994 and since 2007; Chair, 2003-2006; Deputy Chair, 1994-2003. Chair, South Australian Ministerial Advisory Committee on Work/Life Balance, 2010-2013. Non-Executive Director, SA Water Corporation, 2003-2008. Member, Audit Committee, 2003-2008; Member, Remuneration Committee, 2003-2008. Trustee, ASKM Adelaide Recitals Trust, ca2002-2012.
Owers AM, Rev Dr Donald William (AD2007)
For service to the community through raising awareness of the sexual abuse of children and to ensuring justice and support for victims.
Through the perseverance of Dr Owers since 1999, the Synod of the Anglican Diocese of Adelaide initiated an independent inquiry within the Anglican Church in Adelaide into the mishandling of complaints made by adults who, as children, had been victims of sexual abuse. His actions were also instrumental in the formation, by the South Australian Police, of a paedophile task force to conduct investigations. He campaigned to raise awareness of the issue and continues to provide support to the victims. Previously Rector of the Anglican Parish of Magill, Dr Owers now holds an academic position at Tabor College, Adelaide.