Professor Brendan Murphy named Australian of the Year finalist

He was nominated for 'saving tens of thousands of lives' in his role steering Australia's COVID-19 response.
Geir O'Rourke
Professor Brendan Murphy
Professor Brendan Murphy.

Professor Brendan Murphy has been shortlisted for Australian of the Year after leading the nation’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The former Commonwealth Chief Medical Officer, who became a household name during his daily briefings with Prime Minister Scott Morrison, helped saved thousands of lives according to his official citation.