Refugee advocate Deng Adut is tipped to be named Australian of the Year.
Online bookmaker sportsbet.com.au has the 33 year-old Sudanese refugee as a clear $2.00 favourite.
Adut, named NSW Australian of the Year, heads West Australian mining magnate and anti-slavery advocate, Andrew Forrest ($4.00).
Next in the market is Tasmania’s Rosalie Martin ($7.00) and Andrea Mason ($7.50).
“In our book they all should be favourite for the honour. However, Deng’s story is a remarkable one going from a child soldier to criminal lawyer, helping people in Western Sydney,’’ said sportsbet.com.au’s Will Byrne.
Market courtesy of sportsbet.com.au
Australian of the Year
$2.00 Deng Adut (NSW)
$4.00 Andrew Forrest (WA)
$7.00 Andrea Mason (NT)
$7.50 Rosalie Martin (TAS)
$9.00 Alan Mackay-Sim (QLD)
$11 Paris Aristotle (VIC)
$11 Kate Swaffer (VIC)
$21 Alan Tongue (ACT)