Australian of the Year

Season 1 Episode 1

Episode 1

Aired Wednesday 9:00 PM Jul 27, 2005 on ABC1
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Episode 1
The first of a six part mockumentary series documenting the search for the next Australian of the Year. In this episode we are introduced to the nominees. Phil Olivetti is a policeman from Brisbane who enjoyed 15 minutes of fame when he acted heroically in a freak jumping castle accident, and has been milking the event ever since. Ricky Wong is a brilliant Chinese science student from Melbourne who wants to pursue his true dream of acting to the distaste of his parents. 16 year old Ja'Mie King is a well to do north Sydney private school girl who has been nominated for her humanitarian efforts. She undertakes the 40 hour famine every week to raise money for starving children and stay totally hot. West Australian housewife Pat Mullins is the only person to roll from Perth to Fremantle and is planning the biggest challenge of her life, to roll from Perth to Uluru. Twin South Australian brothers, Nathan and Daniel Simm have been nominated for a world first medical breakthrough. Daniel is donating an ear drum to his twin brother who is deaf. It is still early days, who will be next Australian of the Year?moreless

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Chris Lilley

Chris Lilley

Ricky Wong / Ja'mie King / Daniel & Nathan Sims / Pat Mullins / Steve Olivetti

Jennifer Byrne

Jennifer Byrne


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