OAMs awarded to foreign Bali heros
Australia - Nine Indonesians and a New Zealander were honoured for their work in the aftermath of the Bali bombing tragedy.
Prime Minister John Howard presented honorary Order of Australia awards to three senior Indonesian police officers, six local staff members of the Australian consulate in Bali and a New Zealand nurse.
Indonesian Police Chief Da'I Bachtiar and Bali Police Chief I Made Mangku Pastika, who led the hunt for the terrorists, each received the award of Honorary Officer (AO) in the General Division while narcotics and organised crime chief Gories Mere was made an Honorary Member (AM) in the General Division.
Medals (OAMs) in the General Division went to the six consulate staff and Stephanie Breen of the Bali international medical centre.
Mr Howard said the awards were an important part of this weekend's commemoration of the first anniversary of the bombings.
"It provides us with the opportunity as a nation to especially honour people who made an amazing contribution above the normal call of duty," he said.