Bruce and Denise Morcombe have been honoured again for their work in keeping children safe.

The Governor, Penelope Wensley, presented them and twenty one other Queenslanders with awards today.

Georgia Terry reports.


They came from a wide cross-section of Queensland life to be honoured for their contributions to society.

They all had one thing in common: a willingness to help their community. And they were nominated by others in their local areas.

Bruce and Denise Morcombe once again have been applauded for their work with Daniel Morcombe Foundation, following his disappearance and murder.

Both Bruce and Denise beleive others are just as deserving.

Bruce and Denise Morcombe, Public Service Medal Recipients: “Bruce and I always say it’s not just us that’s received the award it’s for everybody who has helped us with the Foundation over the past eight years or so.”

Doctor Colin Dillon also recieved honours today for his significant contribution to Queensland’s Indigenous community.

Dr Colin Dillon, Member of the Order of Australia: “It’s certainly a great honour for me and I just stop and think that one is so fortunate to recive such a prestigious award.”

He has also been acknowledged before.

It was a day of recognition and praise for many of those working in our community.

The Governor will be holding a similar ceremony tomorrow.

Georgia Terry, QUT News.