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Media Release
Australian Minister for the Environment and Heritage
Senator the Hon. Ian Campbell

5 June 2006

Prime Minister's Environmentalist of the Year finalists


Four finalists for the Prime Minister's Award for Environmentalist of the Year, Australia's most prestigious environmentalist award, have been announced today by the Australian Minister for the Environment and Heritage Senator Ian Campbell.

Senator Campbell said he was extremely pleased to see such strong entries for the Award from individuals and groups all around Australia.

The finalists are:

Senator Campbell said the Australian Government was proud to sponsor the Banksia Awards.

“We will continue to support the community and industry in finding solutions to the challenges that face our natural and built environments and heritage places,” Senator Campbell said.

“I congratulate all the finalists for the Prime Minister's Award, and wish them all the best for their future work, regardless of who is selected as winner.”

The Banksia Environmental Foundation was created in 1989 to support and recognise members of the community for their positive contribution to the environment. The Prime Minister's Environmentalist of the Year award has been sponsored by the Department for the Environment and Heritage since 2001.

The winner will be announced 22 July 2006.

Media contact:
Marianne McCabe 02 6277 7640 or 0400 389 580

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