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  • Writer's pictureThe Beagle

Two SE NSW recipients of Queens Birthday honours

The Queens Birthday honours announced today

Some you may know:

Companion (AC) in the General Division Catherine (Cate) Elise BLANCHETT Ross Gregory GARNAUT Julian MCMAHON

Officer (AO) in the general division Collette Mary Ann DINNIGAN Gordian Ward FULDE

In the NSW South East recipients are:

Medal (OAM) Of The Order Of Australia In The General Division Ms Tina Maria PHILIP, Lilli Pilli NSW 2536 For service to nursing, and to community health. Service includes: Director, 'Muddy Puddles', since 2016 (educationand therapy services for children and teenagers with a disability or developmental delay). Southern New South Wales Local Health District Clinical Nurse Consultant, Batemans Bay Community Mental Health Service, 1984-2015. Contributed to the establishment of the Eurobodalla Mental Health Service. Mental Health Education Liaison Officer, South Eastern New South Wales Division of General Practice, 1998-2003. Mental Health Education Officer, Australian Rural Nurses and Midwives, 2005-2011. Founding Member, Eurobodalla Suicide Prevention Information Referral Intervention Team, 1997. Founder, Eurobodalla Suicide Survivors Support Group, 1994. Founding Member, Eurobodalla Association of the Relatives and Friends of the Mentally Ill, 1986. Founding Member, South Coast Community Consultative Committee, 1995.

Australian Police Medal (APM)

Detective Chief Inspector Kevin Anthony McNEIL Detective Chief Inspector McNeil joined the NSW Police Force in 1985. He was promoted to his current rank in 2015 and posted to his current command in 2010. In 1986 he was confirmed as a Constable whilst performing General Duties at Bass Hill and has performed duties at the Sydney District Prisoner Escort Unit and general duties at Bankstown. In 1991, he entered the Criminal Investigation field serving at North West Region Crime Squad, where he was designated as a Detective. He later served North West Region Major Crime Squad - Drugs, St. Marys, Penrith, Cabramatta, where in 2002 he was promoted to the rank of Senior Sergeant. In 2005, he commenced duties in the Shoalhaven Local Area Command, where he was promoted to the rank of Inspector (Duty Officer). In 2010, he took up the role of Crime Manager at the Far South Coast Local Area Command. He has performed criminal investigation duties for the majority of his career where he has led and been involved in a number of high profile criminal investigations. He has earned the trust, respect and support of his subordinates and peers.

Detective Chief Inspector McNeil's dedicated police service to the people of New South Wales for over 35 years is exemplary.

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