2013 Queensland Greats announced as part of Queensland Week

FIVE extraordinary individuals and one outstanding institution have been named as the 2013 Queensland Greats.

Premier Campbell Newman announced hairdresser and businessman Stefan Ackerie, Hear and Say Centres founder Dr Dimity Dornan, philanthropist and pastoralist Tim Fairfax, renowned nanotechnologist Professor Max Lu, novelist and poet Herb Wharton and the well-respected humanitarian organisation Australian Red Cross Society had been added to the list of "Greats".

The Queensland Greats Awards are held as part of Queensland Week celebrations, running from June 1-9.

"It is an honour to acknowledge these remarkable Queenslanders who have strengthened and supported our communities through their tireless efforts, inspirational spirit and long-term dedication to the development of our great state," Mr Newman said.

Previous Queensland Greats include actress Deborah Mailman, league legend Wally Lewis, Kevin Carmody, Sir Leo Hielscher, Queensland Meals on Wheels and the Queensland State Emergency Service.

Since 2001, the Queensland government has honoured 65 individuals and eight institutions whose names are displayed on commemorative plaques at Roma Street Parkland.


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