Creator & Presenter, Burke's Backyard
Don Burke has had an on-going involvement in environmental issues. He was a foundation board member of Year of the Tree, Decade of the Tree, Greening Australia, Sustainable Development Australia & Landcare. He also initiated the formation of the National Registration Authority for Agricultural & Veterinary Chemicals (now APVMA).
Don has been Patron of Retina Australia & an Australia Day Ambassador since the early 80s. He is also an Ambassador for Asbestos Awareness.
He received on OAM on Australia Day 2012 for services to the environment, horticulture & the media.