Oldbury magistrate 'delighted' by OBE in Birthday Honours

Mark Carne chief executive of Network Rail

Mark Carne chief executive of Network Rail

The Queen's Birthday Honours List recognises the achievements of a wide range of extraordinary people across the United Kingdom.

She added: "I dedicate this award to everyone in our team and to the young people that we care for".

Gleisner on Monday was appointed an Officer of the Order of Australia (AO) for his service to television as a writer, producer, actor and presenter, as well as for his work with children with cancer and autism.

"It is a little bit unusual to be in the field I am in, poking fun at those in power, and suddenly I find myself nearly a member of that club", he quipped.

"I hope I can earn this honour, because at the moment I feel I've had too much fun to consider the last couple of decades work".

Remarkable females including a nun fighting modern slavery and a businesswoman who made her fortune in fake tan are among those honoured in this 100th anniversary year of women's suffrage - although men outnumber women on the list.

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"I do believe that when you get given these moments you embrace them and work your arse off to try and make sure that you earn it".

"I'm never someone to feel like I really deserve it - I race wheelchairs and I do this thing that I love", Fearnley told AAP.

Gleisner is joined on the honours list by fellow entertainment industry veterans Jill Bilcock and Brian Cadd. She was also awarded an Honorary Doctorate from UWA in 2008. The editor has worked on many iconic films Romeo + Juleit, Moulin Rouge, Road to Perdition, Strictly Ballroom and Head On.

Of the 778 awards and appointments in the Order of Australia's general division, fewer than half - 289 - were women.

Joseph Ian Willgoose, lately Estates Director, University of Derby, Medallist of the Order of the British Empire, for services to Higher Education.

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