Source: The Mercury, 8 June, 1996, p.6

Honours have order of own

   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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