Women outnumber men in Honours List

The King's Birthday Honours List was revealed at the weekend, with a number of people in the arts and cultural sector recognised.
King's Honours Medals.

For the first time – since the Honours List was created by then Prime Minister Gough Whitlam back in 1975 – women have outnumbered men in the General Division.

This past weekend saw 1192 Australians recognised for their services in the King’s Birthday 2023 Honour List (formerly the Queen’s Honour List). On announcing this year’s list of recipients, the Governor-General, David Hurley AC DSC (Retd) said, ‘Collectively they speak to who we are now and who we can be in the future.’

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina