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King’s Birthday Honours

On behalf of the entire Kilbreda College community we congratulate Sr Jane Keogh csb and Libby Saunders from the Brigidine Asylum Seekers Project for their King’s Birthday Honours received yesterday.

Sr Jane Keogh, a Brigidine Sister, was made a Member of the Order of Australia (AM) for significant service to the community through social welfare advocacy, and to primary education. She began advocating for asylum seekers and refugees back in 2001 and she has no intention of slowing down! Now aged almost 80, Sister Keogh keeps going with her advocacy because of compassion and hope for the future. May her commitment to those in need inspire us all to put our faith into action.

Libby Saunders, Project Officer at BASP, received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) for service to community welfare especially asylum seekers. Libby came to BASP in 2014 and brought to BASP her social work and management skills, a passion for justice and care of those seeking protection. BASP has always relied on volunteers and Libby has been instrumental in bringing a new level of management and support for those offering to help. This has flowed on through to being able to provide support for more people seeking asylum.

Congratulations to these two remarkable women.