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Queensland Australian of the Year revealed

An educator helping students report harm without fear is Queensland's Australian of the Year.

Alongside her, homegrown tennis world No. 1 Ash Barty has aced Queensland's Young Australian of the Year.

Twenty-five years ago, Rachel Downie became an educator to help young people but after a Year 9 student took their own life she developed and funded Stymie, a site where students can anonymously report harm without fear.

Implemented nationally and internationally, students can use Stymie to report family violence bullying, cyber-bullying, depression, illegal activity, harassment and self-harm.

In 2018, Stymie schools received more than 40,000 notifications from concerned students through the site.

Barty has become a household name after a stunning 2019 in which she won a maiden grand slam title at Roland Garros and scaled the summit of women's tennis - only the second Australian WTA singles No. 1 after Evonne Goolagong Cawley.

A First Nations woman, Ash serves as the National Indigenous Tennis Ambassador for Tennis Australia.

Queensland's Senior Australian of the Year is Peter Dornan AM for his work on prostate cancer.

The 2020 Local Hero is Adjunct Assistant Professor Nick Marshall who created the Albatross Nippers - a program helping children with special needs experience nippers.

The Queensland recipients will join those from the other states and territories for the national awards ceremony at the National Arboretum in Canberra in January 2020 - the 60th anniversary of the awards.

© AAP 2019