Kernaghan named Australian of the Year
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Country music singer Lee Kernaghan OAM has been named Australian of the Year 2008 at a ceremony in front of Parliament House in Canberra.
Micro-finance entrepreneur David Bussau AM was named as Senior Australian of the Year and MotoGP champion Casey Stoner was announced as Young Australian of the Year.
Johnathon Welch of Choir of Hard Knocks fame was announced as Australia's Local Hero 2008.
Kernaghan's musical achievements - which include 24 golden guitars at the Australian Country Music Awards - are well-known, but tonight's award reflects his efforts to help rural families
through his 'Pass the Hat around'
The tours have raised up to a $1 million for communities in need.... etc