celebrity headlines

Ita Buttrose named Australian of the year

Friday, January 25, 2013
Ita Buttrose named Australian of the year

Publishing icon Ita Buttrose has been named the 2013 Australian of the year!

The 71-year-old Alzheimer’s awareness and fundraising advocate was awarded the Australia Day honour by Prime Minister Julia Gillard.

Ita was recognised for her "brilliant and groundbreaking media career" and "championing medical education and healthcare".

Her stellar career saw her go from a 15-year-old copy girl at The Australian Women's Weekly to editor of the magazine.

She also established Cleo magazine and in 1980 became the first female editor of an Australian metropolitan newspaper, the Daily Telegraph, and later the Sunday Telegraph.




Related video: Ita Buttrose.

Rate this Poor x x x x x Great
Current user rating by 1 users: x x x x x
comments powered by Disqus

VIDEOS

PHOTOS

ARTICLES

Today's top 5

Jennifer Garner - pregnant again? Jennifer Garner and Ben Affleck are thought to be expecting a fourth child after Jen was spotted sporting a large bump. Miranda embarrassed by Bieber, Bloom brawl It looks like Miranda Kerr isn’t too happy with her former husband following his public altercation with Justin Bieber. WATCH: Disney's Into The Woods Trailer revealed Check out a first look at the new trailer for Disney’s upcoming film Into the Woods. Orlando Bloom and Erica Packer spotted holidaying together You might have heard about James Packer and Miranda Kerr's romance but did you know that their exes Orlando Bloom and Erica Packer were getting cosy? Princess Mary’s secret battle While she may be on her way to being Queen of Denmark, Princess Mary’s reigning title has become a sore point with the Danish royal family.

HOT TOPICS

in the mag(1995)/ celebrity(605)/ food coach(143)/ expert recipe tips(140)/ royals(136)/ expert pet advice(135)/ national treasures(100)/ pet tips(87)/ prince william(77)/ angelina jolie(75)/