The former prime minister joined the Socceroos legend and a banking boss as the latest recipients of Australia’s top honours – but there was still a hint of controversy surrounding Margaret Court’s award.

Veteran ABC journalist Kerry OBrien was set to be made an officer in the general division, but abruptly refused the honour on Monday afternoon. The decision came amid controversy about former tennis great Margaret Court being elevated to the nations highest honour.
Canberra doctor Clara Tuck Meng Soo returned her 2016 award this week to protest Ms Courts newest recognition, as a companion of the Order of Australia. A minister in the Pentecostal Church, the 24-time grand slam winner has been criticised for a series of comments about same-sex relationships and transgender people.
Mathematician Cheryl Praeger, Rabbi John Levi joined Mr Turnbull as companions of the Order of Australia.
Sydney public relations executive Sue Cato was recognised as a member of the general division of the Order of Australia, for significant service to the contemporary arts, to women, and to social justice.
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Super Retail Group chair Sally Pitkin was made an officer in the general division. She was recognised for distinguished service to business, to corporate governance, to the arts, and to the advancement of women.
Former Law Council and NSW Bar Association boss Bret Walker QC was made an officer in the general division, for distinguished service to the law through a range of roles, particularly to national security and civil liberties, and to professional legal associations.
Former Bendigo Bank chairman Robert Johanson was made an officer of the general division for distinguished service to the banking sector, Australia-India relations, to tertiary education, and financial administration.
Horse trainer Gai Waterhouse was made an officer in the general division, for distinguished service to the thoroughbred horse racing industry, particularly as a leading trainer, and as a role model for young women.
Former South Australian premier Jay Weatherill was made an officer in the general division, for distinguished service to the people and Parliament of South Australia, particularly as Premier, and to early childhood and tertiary education. The former Labor leader now works for Rich Lister Andrew Forrests Minderoo Foundation.
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Broadcaster and Better Homes and Gardens presenter, Graham Ross, was made a member of the general division, honoured for significant service to media, to horticulture, and to the community.
Former Victorian deputy premier John Thwaites was made a member of the general division, recognition for significant service to the environment, and to the people and Parliament of Victoria.
Melbourne barrister Daryl Williams QC was made a member of the general division, recognised for significant service to the legal profession, to the community, and to cancer research. Mr Williams is a former director of the Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre.
Former Australian cricketer Greg Chappell was made an officer in the general division, for distinguished service to cricket as a leading player, captain, coach and administrator at the elite level, and to a range of charitable foundations.
Former federal Agriculture Department boss Daryl Quinlivan was made an officer in the general division. He was recognised for distinguished service to public administration through leadership roles in the areas of agriculture, water and the environment.
A total of 485 men were nominated, with 74.4 per cent receiving an honour.
Despite a campaign to increase the number of women being put forward for national honours, just 315 women were nominated, with 66.7 per cent received honours.
Governor-General David Hurley welcomed the new additions to the honours list.
Over the last 12 months we have seen outstanding examples of achievement and service to the community as we have confronted fires and the COVID-19 pandemic, he said.
I encourage Australians to look to the Order of Australia as a means of acknowledging the important work of their peers during these extraordinary times.