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2018 Queen’s Birthday Honours | Robert Handby recognition for distinguished service to the international community

AWARD: Robert 'Bob' Handby. Picture: RED CROSS

AWARD: Robert ‘Bob’ Handby. Picture: RED CROSS

Long-time Australian Red Cross volunteer and ambassador Robert ‘Bob’ Handby, who grew up in Horsham and now lives at Port Fairy, won recognition in Monday’s Queen’s Birthday honours.
Mr Handby became an Officer in the General Division of the Order of Australia, OA, for distinguished service to the international community, particularly with humanitarian disaster-assistance missions, and the environmental health profession.
Mr Handby’s service includes 16 Australian Red Cross deployments on 16 international humanitarian missions to conflict and disaster zones between 1984 and 2014, and water and sanitation co-ordinator for the International Emergencies Department between 2007 and 2012.
He is also a former member of the International Humanitarian Law Advisory Committee, was Public Health and Regulatory Services manager with Moyne Shire Council and is a Life Fellow of Environmental Health Australia and Environmental Health Professionals Australia.
He has also been an Australia Day ambassador.
Victorian fire-fighting pioneer Ruth Ryan of Ballarat, who also has strong connections with the Wimmera and much of western Victoria through the Country Fire Authority, received the Australian Fire Service Medal.

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