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Young Australian of the Year luncheon

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The Young Australian of the year finalists, (back L-R), Julian O'Shea, Dr John van Bockxmeer, Daniel Flynn, Clare Smith, (front L-R), Jordyn Archer, Emily Osborne, Huy Nguyen, and Jacquelin Freney. Click for more photos

Young Australian of the Year luncheon

Young Australian of the Year finalists gathered at a meet-and-greet lunch at the National Portrait Gallery. Photo: Rohan Thomson

Jacqueline Freney, 21, was named Young Australian of the Year at the weekend.

On the eve of the announcement, Freney, who won eight gold medals at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, joined ACT's Huy Nguyen, founder of Enable Canberra, who was nominated for his work in the disability sector, and other finalists for lunch at the National Portrait Gallery.

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