Nasir Hussain

Diversity Advocate & President of Muslim Australian Connections of South Australia

Since migrating to Australia in 2006, Nasir has devoted himself to building bridges between Muslims and the wider Australian society.

Nasir holds a Master of Social Worker from Flinders University.

Nasir has the significant ability and passion to build and sustain connections among communities, demonstrating his core values of inclusion, respect, and professional integrity (be it in a paid or voluntary role).

In 2018, Nasir established the Muslim Australia Connections of SA (MACSA), a not-for-profit organization, to provide ongoing support in the settlement process to new Muslims arrivals and international students. Nasir believes in volunteering and empowering others, benefits all community members in SA.

Nasir is a board member with MCCSA and a founding member of MCCSA – Multicultural Men’s Group of SA.

Nasir actively supports fundraising for those in need, recently he raised $36,000 to purchase an access vehicle required for a disabled young man.

His ongoing extraordinary contribution to promote social inclusion, understanding of multiculturalism and interculturalism in SA to benefit all Australians has been acknowledged via his awards:

Citizen of the Year Award 2023 – City of Charles Sturt

Finalist AASW SA 2021 (Head, Heart & Hands Award)

Governor’s Multicultural Award – Volunteering 2018 Finalist

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Chris Schacht

Former Senator & President of Volleyball Australia

Chris is a former President of the Australian Volleyball Federation and an elected representative to the Legal Commission of the “Federation Internationale de Volleyball”. He is also a board member of numerous worthwhile organisations.
Professor Jennifer McKay AM

Professor Jennifer McKay AM

Professor - Business, Law and Environment

Professor Jennifer McKay AM is an academic lawyer with a passion for research to celebrate some but reform other laws to achieve a sound and clean environment for future generations.
Professor Rob Morrison OAM

Professor Rob Morrison OAM

Scientist, former host of The Curiosity Show, SA State Recipient Senior Australia of the Year 2008

Rob has had a dual career as academic and science broadcaster and writer. He is currently a Professorial Fellow at Flinders University. He has written more 40 books and co-written 13 more on science and natural history.
Anthony Hart

Anthony Hart

Mental Health Advocate & Nominee South Australian Local Hero 2022

In November 2003, Anthony Hart made a significant attempt on his life. Through a remarkable stroke of luck, he clung onto life and survived. Since then, Anthony has been on a mission to empower men to identify and address challenges before they escalate into serious mental health issues.

Ingrid Kennerley

Mental Health Advocate & 2019 South Australia Citizen of the Year

After her husband’s suicide, Ingrid displayed incredible strength and resilience, guiding her children through the tragedy, and maintaining her volunteering and support roles that are so vital to small communities.
Bill Denny AM BM

Bill Denny AM BM

Veteran, Community Advocate & SA Nominee Senior Australian of the Year 2022

Bill’s deep and long-standing commitment to the ex-service community has been demonstrated through his role as Chair of the RSL ANZAC Day Committee, Chair of the ANZAC Day Commemoration Council and as founder of the ANZAC Eve Youth Vigil.