Nationals Member for Gippsland East, Tim Bull, said that each year the Victorian Aboriginal Honour Roll acknowledges and celebrates the achievements of Aboriginal Victorians past and present.
“I ask people to consider East Gippsland residents who are deserving of being nominated for the Honour Roll,” Mr Bull said.
“In the first four years of the Honour Roll 64 Aboriginal people have been inducted in recognition of their outstanding achievements in community leadership, economic, social and community development, education, health, sport, the arts and military service.
“Their life stories are presented in the Honour Roll book which is on permanent display in the Victorian Parliament and tours regional Victoria each year.
“We already have a number of Indigenous Gippslanders recognised in the Honour Roll and as the former Minister for Aboriginal Affairs it was a great pleasure to be involved in this prestigious evening.”
Mr Bull said new inductees for this year will receive their award at a ceremony to be held later this year. Joint nominations, (such as members of a family) may also be considered for induction.
Applications close on 30 June.