Media People: Queen’s Birthday Honours highlights

Music men on honours list: Denis Handlin, Paul Dainty & Michael Coppel

Denis Handlin and Guy Sebastian

The Governor-General has announced the latest awards and appointments in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List.

People being celebrated this year from the entertainment industry included:

Catherine Elise Blanchett
For eminent service to the performing arts as an international stage and screen actor, through seminal contributions as director of artistic organisations, as a role model for women and young performers, and as a supporter of humanitarian and environmental causes.

Denis Anthony Handlin AM
For distinguished service to the Australian recording industry, through leadership and mentoring roles, as a supporter of young artists, and to charitable organisations as a director, patron and contributor.

Michael Henry Coppel
For significant service to the entertainment industry as a producer and promoter of theatre, festivals and national concert tours.

Donald Charles Crombie
For significant service to the Australian film and television industry through contributions as a director and writer, and to professional organisations.

Paul Noel Dainty
For significant service to the entertainment industry as a producer and promoter of national concert tours, theatre and events.

Michael Ebeid
For significant service to the broadcast media and multicultural affairs as an executive, innovator and business leader.

Mark Stephen Fennessy
For significant service to the broadcast media industry as an entrepreneur, innovator and production executive.

Deborah Jane Mailman
For significant service to the performing arts as an actor, as a role model for indigenous performers, and to the community.

Patricia (Pattie) Anne Newton
For significant service to the broadcast media as an entertainer and presenter, and as a supporter of charitable and medical research foundations.

John Henry Romeril
For significant service to the performing arts as a playwright and screenwriter, and to theatre companies and education.

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