Deadly Awards



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SpeakersFicarra The Hon Marie
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DEADLY AWARDS
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    Motion by the Hon. MARIE FICARRA agreed to:

        1. That this House notes that, on 25 September 2012, the Deadly Awards were held at the Sydney Opera House to honour Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander achievement in the fields of art, music, sport and a range of community endeavours.

        2. That this House notes that:
            (a) in the Health category, the Deadly Award for Outstanding Achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health went to the Boodjari Yorgas Family Care Program from Perth,

            (b) the Deadly Award for Outstanding Achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Education went to the Napranum Parents and Learning Group [PAL],

            (c) the late rugby league legend Arthur (Artie) Beetson was awarded the Ella Award for his lifetime achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander sport,

            (d) the inaugural Marcia Langton Award for a lifetime achievement in Leadership went to Yarrabah and Palm Island Activist Percy Neal,

            (e) the Lifetime Contribution Award for Healing and The Stolen Generation went to Marumali Healing founder, Aunty Lorraine Darcy Peeters,

            (f) the original Sapphires, Beverly Briggs, Naomi Mayers, Lois Peeler, Laurel Robinson and Tony Brigg were honoured through the Jimmy Little Award for Lifetime Achievement in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander music,

            (g) in the music category, popular singer Jessica Mauboy won Music Single of the Year for Galaxy, and Female Artist of the Year,

            (h) musician and singer Gurrumul Yunupingu, was conferred Male Artist of the Year,

            (i) in the Arts category, Male Actor of the Year was conferred upon Jimi Bani for his performance in the popular film, Mabo, and

            (j) in the sports category, Boxer Damien Duncan Hooper was awarded the Most Promising New Talent Award.

        3. That this House:
            (a) commends all award recipients on their outstanding achievements, and

            (b) congratulates the organisers of the Deadly Awards.