Source: The Mercury, 8 June, 1996, p.6
JUDGES and lawyers are 85 times more likely to receive Australia's top Order of Australia honour than people nominated for ser- vices to the community, an analysis of the honours sys- tem has found. Women are far less likely to be nominated or ap- pointed to the Order of Aust- ralia than men, with women accounting for 27% of nomi- nations and 22% of nomi- nators, the analysis found. Blue collar workers and tradespeople received no awards above the lowest level, the Medal of the Order, while judges, academics, scientists and politicians dominated the highest level.
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