Bundy man a Local Hero of the Year finalist

BUNDABERG man Jim Deem has been nominated as a finalist in the Queensland Local Hero Awards.

The awards, which are run in unison with the Australian of the Year awards, aim to recognise Queenslanders and Australians who have made a difference to the community. 

Premier Campbell Newman said the finalists came from a wide range of backgrounds but they have all made significant contributions to the state.

"Each year, the call is made for Queenslanders to shine a light on someone they admire and nominate them as part of the national Australian of the Year Awards," Mr Newman said.

"Our Queensland finalists have now been chosen and represent a group of inspirational people who are working to make our state a better place."

The Queensland Australian of the Year, Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Local Hero recipients will be announced in Brisbane on November 13.

These recipients will then proceed to the national Australian of the Year Awards, which will be announced in Canberra on January 25.

The Queensland Australian of the Year Awards program is managed by the Queensland Government on behalf of the National Australia Day Council.

The Commonwealth Bank is the major sponsor of the Australian of the Year Awards 2014.

For more information on the Australian of the Year Awards visit www.australianoftheyear.org.au.



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