Two of our Party’s luminaries have been recognised with Australia Day Honours this year, with a former National Party Director and a former Deputy Prime Minister included on the list. NSW Nationals’ Party Historian Paul Davey was admitted as a member of the Order of Australia “for significant service to parliament and politics as Federal Director of the National Party of Australia”.
A former newsman, Paul has written several books about the Party’s history and origins, and remains a valued member of our team.Former Federal Nationals Leader and Deputy Prime Minister Warren Truss was also honoured, as the only politician to be named a Companion of the Order of Australia. We happily congratulate both of these fine men on the honours bestowed upon them, two very worthy recipients indeed. The NSW Nationals also congratulate Australians of the Year Richard Harris and Craig Challen, the two cave divers who became heroes during the Thailand soccer team rescue last year.