Past and present Public Sector workers win gongs.
The King’s Birthday Honours list this year sang the praises of three current and former PSA members for their work on behalf of NSW.
Julie Griffiths (pictured), who formerly worked at NSW Trustee and Guardian was awarded the Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for her “significant service to local government, to women’s football, and to industrial relations”.
Ms Griffiths is a former Central Councillor with the PSA CPSU NSW. She is serving her third term as a Councillor and Deputy Mayor at Blacktown City Council and has been an elite coach for Nepean Football Club and Blacktown Spartans Football Club’s Under 21 women’s teams.
Stephen Thorpe won a Public Service Medal for his work driving change and innovation in Corrective Services NSW.
Mr Thorpe is Group Director, Industries and Education, working to rehabilitate former inmates and aid their return to the workforce.
Another Correctional Officer, Jacob Jackson, won a Public Service Medal for his work implementing Rapid Antigen Screening in the state’s prisons and other Corrective Services NSW facilities during the COVID-19 pandemic.