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Qlders honoured in Aust Day awards lead-up

AAP logoAAP 22/11/2016 Stuart Layt

A scientist, a humanitarian, a war veteran and a lawyer are in the running to become Queensland's entrant in the Australian of the Year awards.

The nominees are internationally renowned humanitarian Dr Nora Amath, occupational therapist and former soldier Michael Lyddiard, biomolecular scientist Alan Mackay-Sim and human rights lawyer Aimee McVeigh.

The winner will go on to be Queensland's entrant in the Australian of the Year awards in January.

National Australia Day Council CEO Chris Kirby says the Queensland finalists are among 131 great Australians being recognised across the country.

"The Queensland Award finalists are remarkable individuals whose efforts are changing lives, changing communities and changing the future," he said.

Winners in the categories of Queensland Senior Australian of the Year, Young Australian of the Year and Local Hero awards will also be announced on Wednesday night with winners also going on to the national awards.

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