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Nicola Roxon has received a number of national and international awards.


  • Doctor of Laws (honoris causa), The University of Sydney: 2019

  • Bob Elphik Medal (The Australian Council on Smoking and Health): 2017

  • Australian Financial Review's 2015 100 Women of Influence (Global category)


  • Victoria's Honour Roll of Women: 2014


  • The Thoracic Society of Australia and New Zealand President’s Award : 2013 (In recognition of work advocating for stronger tobacco control and improving respiratory health in Australia)


  • Sidney Sax Public Health Medal 2012 (Public Health Association, Australia)


  • Champion Award, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, USA: 2012
    View Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids video ‘Global Highlights’ May 2022 (see Nicola Roxon @ 56 seconds)

  • Distinguished Visitor, O’Neill Institute, Georgetown University: 2012


  • Nigel Gray Award, Career Achievement in Tobacco Control: 2011


  • World Health Organisation Award, Director-General’s Special Recognition of Contribution to Global Tobacco Control: 2011


  • Australian Medical Association Award: 2011 (for the Government’s national leadership and action in tobacco control)


  • World Health Organisation, Regional Director’s Special Recognition Award: 2010




“We decided to honour Nicola Roxon because she has shown truly extraordinary courage and amazing strategic ability."

Matthew Myers, President, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, Washington DC

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