Once again, we’re still hunting for the women on an honours list.
It’s our twice-yearly tradition. Done at the beginning of the year on Australia Day, and then less than six months later on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.
On today’s Queen’s Birthday honours list, women make up even fewer of the recipients of the general division honours, than in previous years. Just 30.6% of the general order gongs went to women, or 206 of the 673 recipients recognised, below the 31.4% average from the past five years.
Blanchett was the only woman to be appointed an AC, awarded for eminent achievement and merit of the highest degree.
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