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Our members join the Queen's Birthday Honours List 2021

Story Published Thursday 17 June 2021
APRA AMCOS Ambassador Gina Williams

The 2021 Queen’s Birthday Honours List recognised an incredible twelve APRA AMCOS members for their services to the arts, including singer-songwriter and APRA AMCOS Ambassador Gina Williams, for "significant service to the performing arts, to Indigenous music, and to media." Gina is acclaimed for singing songs in the Noongar language, fostering connection and telling stories with her musical counterpart Guy Ghouse at concert halls, festivals, schools and workshops around Australia.

Matthew Hickey, a founding member of The Ten Tenors, previous Art Music Awards host Jonathan Biggins, poet and Australian Military Wives Choir co-founder Cath Parsons, and actress and performer Leah Purcell were also honoured.

In New Zealand, Hinewehi Mohi, APRA AMCOS Pītau-whakarewa / Māori Membership Growth & Development Leader, has been made a Dame for her services to Māori, music and television.

Heartfelt congratulations to all!

Lyn Fuller
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
For service to music.

Joan Glen
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
For service to music.

Matthew Hickey
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
For service to music, and to the law.

Victor Gregory Knowles
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
For service to music, and to the community of Mudgeeraba.

Catherine Parsons
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
For service to the visual and performing arts through a range of roles.

Linsey Pollak
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
For service to the performing arts, and to music.

Dindy Vaughan
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
For service to the arts.

Jonathan Biggins
Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM)
For service to the performing arts through theatre.

David McAllister
Companion (AC) in the General Division
For eminent service to the performing arts, particularly to ballet both nationally and internationally, to artistic directorship and dance education, and as a mentor.

Gina Williams
Member (AM) in the General Division
For significant service to the performing arts, to Indigenous music, and to media.

Robyn Moore
Member (AM) in the General Division
For significant service to charitable organisations, and to the performing arts.

Leah Purcell
Member (AM) in the General Division
For significant service to the performing arts, to First Nations youth and culture, and to women.