Congratulations to Tim Flannery, 2007 Australian of the Year, who joins a distinguished list of scientists and cricketers to have received the honour. Given that the betting markets have had Flannery at firm favourite since December, the man’sÂ had time to prepare a good speech.
Queensland’s Tania Major is also a great choice for young Australian of the year. In an oped last year, IÂ quoted from her speech on Indigenous education. I hope she’s able to motivate some more innovative thinking over the year to come.