Canberra St John volunteer Val Dempsey named 2022 Senior Australian of the Year

Lanie Tindale
Updated January 25 2022 - 10:12pm, first published 8:14pm

Canberran and St John Ambulance volunteer Val Dempsey has been named as Senior Australian of the Year for 2022.

Lanie Tindale

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