Tennis champion Dylan Alcott named the 2022 Australian of the Year

Tennis champion Dylan Alcott has been named 2022 Australian of the Year. #7NEWS

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25/01/2022 12:45:00 PM

Tennis champion Dylan Alcott has been named 2022 Australia n of the Year. 7 NEWS

For the first time in the award program’s 62 year history, a person with a disability has received the top honour.

Your Australia Day weather forecast: What the BOM says January 26 will bring to youYear after year, the 71-year-old dedicates more hours than any other ACT volunteer.Ms Dempsey has persevered through challenges of volunteering during the Black Summer bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic.

Young Australian of the YearNour Isaiah was named Young Australian of the Year.With 145 volunteers across four clinics in NSW, the service has changed the lives of more than 300 patients, helping to treat conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and neglected medical needs.

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Finally, a positive news story about AustralianOfTheYear. Congrats DylanAlcott .

Australian Open live: Dylan Alcott makes it through to an eighth consecutive final.DylanAlcott has made it through to an eighth consecutive Quad Wheelchair Singles final at the Australia nOpen after beating long-time rival lapstar11 6-3, 6-0 in their semifinal. AusOpen 7 NEWS

Australian Open 2022 LIVE updates: Dylan Alcott in semi-final; Denis Shapovalov v Rafael Nadal; Ash Barty v Jessica Pegula Australia n's Dylan Alcott and Ashleigh Barty take to the court today, along with Spaniard Rafael Nadal who is searching for his 21st Grand Slam title. Follow our live coverage: Where is Peng Shuai?

Australian Open 2022 LIVE updates: Barty immediately breaks Pegula for perfect start; Nadal wins epic quarter-final against Shapovalov; Dylan Alcott makes his last finalWorld No.1 Ash Barty is playing American Jessica Pegula for a spot in the semi-finals. Follow all the action from Rod Laver Arena | SMHsport SMHsport It’s all over rover

Australian Open 2022 LIVE updates: Matteo Berrettini leads Pablo Carreno Busta; Ash Barty, Dylan Alcott, Gael Monfils all winnersLIVE | Wheelchair tennis legend Dylan Alcott has prevailed after a massive scare against one of the emerging stars of the sport, fighting his way to a three-set quarter-final victory over Dutchman Niels Vink. tennis live Australia nOpen We’ve seen it before. This match went exactly way Dylan wanted it to. There was never even a little scare because he was always in complete control. Only objective was to make it rinteresting to gain maximum possible clout sellout No offence to other fella , he had a real crack

Tennis Australia crumbles under pressure over Peng Shuai censorshipHas anyone consulted with Ms Peng yet? whether she is happy for printing her name on the such cheap tshirt? Leave Peng alone, as she is very happy and proud to be Chinese. Finally a victory for free speech in this dystopian madhouse that will probably soon jail people for holding an opinion

Tennis Australia destroyed over Peng Shuai T-shirt scandal Australia n Open organisers have been slammed for their handling of a situation that saw spectators ordered to remove items asking “where is Peng Shuai?”

. “The biggest misconception is the unconscious bias people have,” Alcott said. “When you get left out of the employment pool, the consumer pool and the dating pool, what’s there left to do? “So we need to try and eliminate some of those unconscious biases together so people can get out and live the lives they deserve to live.” Your Australia Day weather forecast: What the BOM says January 26 will bring to you Senior Australian of the Year One of ACT’s longest serving St John Ambulance volunteer has been awarded the Senior Australian of the Year for her dedication to helping others. Starting as a cadet volunteer while still in primary school, Valmai Dempsey has spent more than 50 years helping others through the service. Year after year, the 71-year-old dedicates more hours than any other ACT volunteer. Val Dempsey accepting the Senior Australian of the Year award. Credit: ABC Ms Dempsey has persevered through challenges of volunteering during the Black Summer bushfires and the COVID-19 pandemic. She led 40 fellow volunteers as they supported fire-affected communities during the emergency that stretched over many weeks. Ms Dempsey’s unwavering commitment to the St John team never faltered when the pandemic hit, despite heavy impacts on team morale. Her tireless commitments to St John have led many in the community to know her lovingly as “Aunty Val”. Young Australian of the Year The founder of a not-for-profit, GP-led mobile medical service for people experiencing homelessness has been named Young Australian of the Year. Dr Daniel Nour, from Sydney, started in August 2020 after identifying the gap in the healthcare of vulnerable people in New South Wales. Nour Isaiah was named Young Australian of the Year. Credit: / Getty Images With 145 volunteers across four clinics in NSW, the service has changed the lives of more than 300 patients, helping to treat conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and neglected medical needs. Despite working fulltime at Royal North Shore Hospital, Dr Nour continues to volunteer his afternoons to help at the clinics. The 26-year-old is committed to making a a difference to the lives of those who may otherwise go unnoticed. Australia Day events: What’s happening near you on January 26 Local Hero The 2022 Australia’s Local Hero is Shanna Whan of Narrabri, NSW, who is changing the way communities discuss and use alcohol in rural Australia. The 47-year-old is the founder and CEO of Sober in the Country, a grassroots charity offering peer support, broad scale advocacy and education. Shanna Whan and PM Scott Morrison after the announcement the Local Hero Award at the 2022 Australian of the Year Awards. Credit: / Getty Images When Ms Whan almost lost her life to alcohol addition in 2015, giving up drinking was just the start. She has since dedicated 20,000 hours to the cause and now travels as a spokesperson, sharing the life-saving message that it is always “OK to say no” to booze. ‘Inspirations to us all’ National Australia Day Council chair Danielle Roche OAM congratulated the 2022 award recipients. “Their courage, determination and fearlessness are an inspiration to us all,” she said. “Dylan Alcott is a champion who has risen to the top of the world rankings through sheer grit and determination. “Val Dempsey embodies the Australian spirit of volunteering. Tennis star Dylan Alcott OAM is the 2022 Australian of the Year. Credit: / Getty Images “Dr Daniel Nour and Street Side Medics work to make sure no Australian gets left behind, providing vital medical care and lifesaving treatment to those experiencing homelessness. “Shanna is an inspiring and tireless local hero who not only overcame her own life-threatening challenges, but turned the experience into a force for good.” Alcott will return to Melbourne after the awards ceremony to play at the Australian Open tennis tournament on Thursday. Dr Nour, Ms Dempsey and Ms Whan will attend the National Flag Raising and Citizenship Ceremony in Canberra Wednesday before travelling to Sydney for the evening’s Australia Day events. - With AAP