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On October 16th, Palms Australia presented six awards in honour of the many ways Australians demonstrate global solidarity.

Barbara Clark, Martin Teulan (Catholic Mission, Mary Gilchrist, Dr Jose Ramos Horta, Ryan Herbert (Broken Bay Catholic Schools Office), Kate Owens (Parramatta Catholic Education Office)

The Roy Boylan award

recognising life long commitment to peace and justice at home and abroad

Mary Gilchrist

The Development through Relationship award

recognising long-term relationships

Parramatta and Broken Bay Catholic Education Offices

The Cyril Hally award

recognising contributions to recruitment and preparation for cross-cultural engagement:

Catholic Mission

The Damian Keane award

recognising consistent voluntary contribution

Barbara Clark

The Community Engagement award

recognising efforts linking people for just action

Peter De Haas

The Donor Contribution award

recognising consistent and considerable generosity
(total donations exceeding $180,000 since 2003)

Recipient anonymous by request

On the night, each recipient received their award from Timorese Ambassador to Australia, Mr Abel Guterres. Once again, we thank and congratulate all of our award recipients.

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