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Australian Safer Community Awards

Co-ordinated by Emergency Management Australia, these awards aim to recognise best practice and innovation in emergency management by individuals and organisations.

Five WA organisations featured in last year’s national awards.

Further information and nomination forms are available from FESA Emergency Management Services, (08) 9232 9342.

Banksia Environmental Awards

Winner of the Leadership in Sustainable Product Design category in this year’s awards is local listed company Orbital Engine Corporation Limited, for its combustion process 2-stroke motorcycle technology.

Western Australian Environment Awards

These awards are now open for nominations in 15 categories.

Further information, and hard copies of the nomination booklet, are available from Ceidwen Pengelly, at (08) 9278 0679 and awards@wrc.wa.gov.au.

Electronic copies of the nomination form and the nomination booklet are available from www.environ.wa.gov.au/awards.

Nominations close June 12, and submissions, August 15.

Sponsors include the Sustainable Energy Development Office, the Beverage Industry Environment Council, the Waste Management Board, the Publishers National Environment Bureau, and the Water Corporation.

WA Firefighter of the Year

Nominations are open for WA’s firefighter of the year awards, sponsored by RAC Insurance and the Rotary Club of Whitfords.

Members of the public are invited to nominate a firefighter, brigade or team from WA’s 20,000 volunteer and 850 career firefighters.

Nomination forms are available from FESA, fire stations, major tertiary hospitals, RAC branches, local governments and libraries.

Nominations close August 1.

Western Australian Industry and Export Awards

Benefits to applicants for these awards include access to consulting services to assist with business plan development, or to explore potential opportunities overseas.

Further information, including the 14 awards categories, judging criteria, past winners, and a sample application are available from www.doir.wa.gov.au/awards.

Queries can be emailed to awards@doir.wa.gov.au.

Applications close July 9.

Sponsors include Austal Ships, Austrade, BankWest, Export Solutions, Ernst & Young, Sun Microsystems Australia, and The West Australian.

WA Seniors' Awards

Nominations for these awards are now open until July 18.

Nomination kits are available from public libraries, the Office for Seniors' Interests and Volunteering, (08) 9328 9155, 1800 671 233, and www.osi.wa.gov.au.

Further information is available from (08) 9220 1141.

Sponsors of this year’s awards include: GWN, BankWest, Hollywood Private Hospital, Western Hearing Services, Woolworths, The West Australian, the West Regional Group of Newspapers, Channel Seven Perth, 882 6PR and Council on the Ageing (WA).

2003 Young Scientist Award

Gold researcher Noreen Vielreicher has won the international 2003 Young Scientist Award from the Society for Geology Applied to Mineral Deposits.

Dr Vielreicher, a postdoctoral research fellow with the University of Western Australia’s School of Earth and Geographical Sciences, has won a monetary prize, plus travel to Athens to accept the biennial award in August.

Dr Vielreicher’s major research expertise is in gold, in particular the relative and absolute timing of deposit formation.

This involves precise dating of gold-related minerals at a microscopic scale.

Dr Vielreicher completed undergraduate and

 Masters studies in the UK and a PhD at UWA.

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