Doctor named senior Australian of the year

NSW doctor Gordian Fulde, the longest-serving emergency department director in the country, has been named Senior Australian of the Year.

Professor Fulde has headed emergency at St Vincent's Hospital and Sydney Hospital for more than three decades.

The 67-year-old was last night recognised for his work campaigning against the scourge of ice and alcohol-fuelled violence - overwhelmingly the main cause of injury in emergency departments.

Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull revealed Professor Fulde as this year's