“I was going to say I learnt to surf but I didn’t really master that.”
Australia Day Foundation is a UK-based organisation established that aims to bring together the Australian community in the UK to promote Australia and its national day.
Previous winners of the award have been the comedian Barry Humphries, the critic and author Clive James and campaigner and charity organiser Gill Hicks.
Australia Day is celebrated annually on the 26th of January to mark the arrival of the first fleet of British ships to land in Sydney Cove in 1788 and officially hoist the Union flag.
Traditionally families gather across the country for barbeques and picnics with both the Governor-General and Prime Minister address the nation.
Australia Day’s Chairman Philip Aiken said:
“Boris has been very passionate about improving relationships between Australia and the UK.”