Jarrod was recently announced as the NSW Young Australian of the Year.
As founder of two innovative, not-for-profit organisations, Jarrod Wheatley is creating positive change in the community. Professional Individualised Care works to improve the well-being of children in care. Meanwhile, Street Art Murals Australia helps solve the graffiti problem, by connecting street artists with paying clients, to create commissioned murals.
By founding two innovative, not-for-profit organisations, Street Art Murals Australia (SAMA) and Professional Individualised Care (PIC), Jarrod Wheatley is working tirelessly to improve opportunities for those on the margins of our community. Congratulations Jarrod!
Jude was recently announced as the co-Senior Citizen of the Year for her work on behalf of Refugees Asylum Seekers. She pioneered ASC’s response to university access for people seeking asylum. Her unique efforts have created long-lasting employment and professional opportunities that could not have been possible without her time, passion and dedication. Her clients have had a 100% success rate in gaining university offers and four have secured scholarships.
She is the former Director of Equity and Diversity at UTS and is continuing to make a truly valuable contribution in her own time.
Congratulations to Shane Brown, Local Hero finalist in the 2018 Honour Awards for his passionate advocacy for LGBTIQ+ issues over many years. Shane recently stepped down from his role as CEO of Weave, where he instigated a range of several projects addressing issues such as Indigenous support, bullying, youth disengagement, support for alcohol and other drug use and LGBTIQ+ inclusion in his local community of Redfern.