Armidale youth officer Bernie Shakeshaft named Australian Local Hero of the Year 2020

Jasper Lindell
By Jasper Lindell
Updated January 26 2020 - 11:32pm, first published 4:00am
Bernie Shakeshaft at the 2020 Australian of the Year Awards on Saturday night, where he was named Local Hero of the Year. Picture: Dion Georgopoulos

Bernie Shakeshaft, who works with at-risk teenagers in Armidale to help them on the path towards employment and further education and training, has been named this year's Australian Local Hero.

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Jasper Lindell

Jasper Lindell

Assembly Reporter

Jasper Lindell joined the Times in 2018. He is a Legislative Assembly reporter, covering ACT politics and government. He also writes about development, heritage, local history, literature and the arts, as well as contributing to the Times' Panorama magazine on Saturdays. He was previously a Sunday Canberra Times reporter.

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