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Catholics honoured with nominations for Australian of the Year awards

Australian of the Year nominees

COURAGEOUS taxi driver Aguek Nyok who kicked down the door of a burning bus and unstoppable teenager with Down Syndrome Olivia Hargroder are among the list of nominees for the Australian of the Year awards. The South Sudanese refugee and Brisbane hero has been nominated as one of four Queensland finalists for Australia’s Local Hero, while Southern Cross Catholic College ... Read More »

Hero taxi driver put holiday reward from Queensland taxi peak body on hold for the baptism of his two children


BRISBANE taxi driver Aguek Nyok is uncomfortable with being publicly feted as a “hero”, and prefers his family and church side of life – like witnessing his children being baptised. The Catholic father-of-four who rescued passengers during a fatal attack on a bus driver in October has been handed an award for his bravery. The cabbie kicked in the rear ... Read More »

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