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Senior Australian of the 12 months finalists shortlisted for 2023

Bringing a lifetime of expertise to the desk, Senior Australian of the 12 months finalists are the achievers who maintain their communities near their hearts.

Not often has such a various mob been talked about in the identical class: docs, lecturers, lobbyists, a palliative care zealot, an aged care advocate, and a retired gardener with itchy ft.

However all of them share a imaginative and prescient of a socially simply Australia for future generations.

Whereas solely one of many eight finalists can win the highest gong, all of them nonetheless go residence with the glory of being their state and territory Senior Australian of 2023.

A gardener who does not mow

Claude Harvey is Queensland’s Senior Australian of the 12 months for 2023.(ABC Native: Candice Marshall)

Claude Lyle Harvey OAM has been pushing a damaged lawnmower on and off for 20 years.

He began the bizarre behavior when elevating cash for the Gold Coast Venture for Homeless Youth.

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