Ita named Australian of the Year

Ita named Australian of the Year

Ita named Australian of the Year

Updated 25 January 2013, 21:39 AEST

Publisher and businesswoman Ita Buttrose has been named Australian of the Year for 2013.

 

She was acknowledged for what was described as extraordinary and inspiring achievements in a groundbreaking media career - and her role in raising awareness of health care and media issues.

 
Back in 1980, Australian rock band Cold Chisel, paid their tribute to Ita Buttrose in the song simply titled "Ita".
 
Tracee Hutchison spoke to Jimmy Barnes, Cold Chisel's lead singer, who says it's a well-deserved honour.
 
Presenter: Tracee Hutchison
Speaker: Jimmy Barnes, Cold Chisel's lead singer
 

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