Rev Alistair Macrae speaks out on the controversy around the 2021 awards in Crosslight.

Rev Alistair Macrae speaks out on the controversy around the 2021 awards in Crosslight.

I have decided to join the ranks of Australia Day award recipients who are handing back their awards in response to the “upgrading” of Margaret Court’s Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) to the highest award of Companion (AC).

As an avid sports fan, I celebrated the awarding of an AO to Mrs Court, a suitable recognition of her outstanding sporting achievements.

I question, however, why it was deemed appropriate by the committee to upgrade her award….. read in full

Read the full article here: https://crosslight.org.au/2021/01/28/why-i-am-returning-my-australia-day-award/