2017 Western Australia Award Finalist

Congratulations to Dr James Fitzpatrick (1997), who is a finalist for 2017 WA Australian of the Year. It is thoroughly deserved recognition for James' important paediatric work, including into preventing, diagnosing and treating Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder.

James is also the founder of True Blue Dreaming, a youth and community development mentoring program committed to supporting and strengthening young people in rural and remote communities.

WA's Australian of the Year recipient will be announced on Sunday 20 November and the WA award recipient will then join recipients from other States and Territories for the national awards, which will be held in Canberra on 25 Janary 2017.