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Aged care leaders and volunteers receive highest honours

Australians who have contributed significantly to aged care have been recognised in the Australia Day Honours list. Three people were made an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia: Dr Graeme Blackman AO for distinguished service to the pharmaceutical industry, to scientific research and policy development, to theological education and the Anglican Church of Australia, and to aged care. Reverend Alistair Macrae AO, a former director of Mission for Uniting Aged Care, for distinguished service to the Uniting Church in Australia through executive and ministerial roles at state and national levels, and to the promotion of ecumenism, interfaith dialogue and reconciliation. Mr Khalil Shahin AO, who launched the Islamic Age Care Initiative, for distinguished service to business and commerce, to philanthropy as an advocate for corporate social responsibility, and to the multicultural community.   The following people were named as Members in the General Division of the Order of Australia: Mr John Michael McInerney AM, former Board Member of Darling House Aged Care Association Inc, for significant service to town planning, and to architecture, to professional organisations, to local government, and to the community. Mrs Patricia Celestine Lees AM, for significant service to the Indigenous community of Mount Isa, and to youth, aged care, legal and health organisations including as Chief Executive Officer, Injilinji Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Corporation for Children and Youth Services, and...

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Morning Star estate would suit aged care buyer

A 63-hectare estate in Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula that was once restricted in use to aged care, education, religious or primary production has gone on the market. Morning Star Estate in Mt Eliza is reportedly on sale for the second time in 30 years after the private owner, Judy Barrett listed it last week, as reported in Bayside News. The Sunnyside Rd property comes with a mansion built in 1867, restaurant, cellar door, wedding, function and conference facilities and a 20-room hotel. As well as having development plans in place for a 72-room hotel, it has gardens featuring about 75,000 rose bushes, a...

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