Roselands resident, Mr Lindsay James Fraser, has been awarded the honour of an AM in the general division of the Order of Australia for services to industrial relations, vocational education and youth.
Tony Burke, Federal Member for Watson, said that Mr Fraser had made an outstanding commitment to the community.
“Mr Fraser has contributed to this community over a number of years, through his work with the Australian Council of Trade Unions and the Live ‘n’ Learn Foundation,” Mr Burke said.
“I congratulate Mr Fraser on this recognition, one of the highest our nation bestows.
“Mr Fraser is being recognised for his service to the industrial relations in the building and construction industries, to vocational education and training and to young people.
“Too often, our own local role models are not the people who receive national recognition.
“Lindsay’s efforts over so many years to improve the daily life of fellow workers makes him a role model for everyone in our local area.
“We can all be proud that Australia is recognising the contribution that comes from our part of Sydney.
“Wherever you see your fellow Australians making a difference in the lives of others and strengthening our communities and nation, I encourage you to consider nominating them for recognition within The Order of Australia.”
To view the full list of Queen’s Birthday 2012 Honours List visit www.itsanhonour.gov.au.