Mr NORTHE (Morwell) — I rise to congratulate Traralgon resident Greg Samson for receiving a Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the recent Australia Day awards. Greg was recognised for his service to youth through scouting and to the community and joins his wife, Lorrel, as a deserving OAM. Morwell paramedic Neil Akers was awarded an Ambulance Service Medal for his 46 years of exceptional service to the Victorian community. In particular Neil’s dedication was acknowledged during significant emergencies such as the Black Saturday bushfires. Congratulations also to Don Di Fabrizio for being awarded Latrobe City Citizen of the Year. Don has been an extraordinary role model in his pursuits across business, sport and community service and was a very popular winner of Citizen of the Year. To our inspiring young Citizen of the Year, Maneesha Nambirajan, I also say well done on her dedication in supporting and assisting those persons less fortunate in life within our local community and beyond. Congratulations also to Isis Tyler from Lavalla Catholic College, who was successful in her application to the 2016 Premier’s Spirit of Anzac prize along with 21 other secondary school students across Victoria, and to Lily van Berkel from St Paul’s Anglican Grammar School for being selected as a regional finalist for the 2015–16 program.