Qlders in the Queen’s honours

Qlders in the Queen’s honours


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QUEENSLAND country rugby union legend Geoff Barton has been recognised in the 2018 Queen’s Birthday honours with an Order of Australia medal (OAM).  

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Queensland country rugby union legend Geoff Barton OAM, Bagara.

Queensland country rugby union legend Geoff Barton OAM, Bagara.

Mr Barton is probably best known for his long association with the Queensland Outback Barbarians, which has taken talented rugby players from across country Queensland on bi-annual tours of the US and Canada.

Lifeline Darling Downs and South West CEO, Derek Tuffield, was recognised for his dedication to the community sector as well as his commitment to various boards and sporting clubs in Darling Downs region and awarded an OAM.

Former AgForce president and chair of the Queensland Gasfields Commission and Goomeri district grazier, John Cotter received an order of Australia (AM) medal.  University of Queensland School of Agriculture and Food Sciences professor Ram Chander Dalal received an AM for significant service through research into land degradation and sustainable farming practices. 

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