In this episode I’m joined by Kate as we discuss today’s public holiday, the Queen’s Birthday. Why is it in June? Why do we celebrate it? Listen to find out!

Stuff that we discussed:

  • All the details of the Order of Australia can be found here.
  • The highest honour is called the Companion of the Order of Australia or AC, awarded for eminent achievement and merit of the highest degree in service to Australia or humanity at large.
  • Next is an Officer of the Order (AO), awarded for distinguished service of a high degree to Australia or humanity at large.
  • Then the Member of the Order (AM), awarded for service in a particular locality or field of activity or to a particular group.
  • And the last one is the Medal of the Order (OAM), awarded for service worthy of particular recognition.
  • From 1976 to 1986 and 2014 to 2015 we also had Knights and Dames in the Order of Australia.
  • You can download the whole list of those who have been honoured here.

Enjoy!