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    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    49 Queenslanders honoured in Australian Bravery Awards

    Premier and Minister for the Arts
    The Honourable Annastacia Palaszczuk

    Wednesday, August 17, 2016

    49 Queenslanders honoured in Australian Bravery Awards

    Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk has welcomed the recognition for 49 Queenslanders in the Australian Bravery Awards announced by the Governor-General today.

    The Premier said awardees were members of the public as well as members Queensland's State's police, fire and ambulance services.

    "Four of the Queenslanders honoured with the Star of Courage were recognised for assisting in the rescue of a driver from a chemical laden truck which had crashed at Angellala Creek, Charleville on 5 September 2014," Ms Palaszczuk said.

    Other Queenslanders recognised today were involved in acts of bravery including:

    - the rescue of a man from a burning house at Upper Mount Gravatt, Queensland on 2 May 2015;

    - assisting a driver when his semi-trailer overturned at Rockhampton, Queensland on 4 January 2010;

    - assisting of a man who was trapped in an overturned truck at Bald Hills, Queensland on 9 September 2013; 

    - the rescue of people from a mini bus trapped in flood waters at Kallangur, Queensland on 1 May 2015;

    - the rescue and evacuation of a group of skiers following an avalanche on Maedake Mountain, Aomori, Japan on 14 February 2007.

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