Brendan Murphy, Australia's Father of the Year, is a retired chief medical officer.
On the eve of Father's Day on Sunday, Brendan Murphy, a former chief medical officer, has been voted Australian Father of the Year.
He is well recognized for his role in Australia's response to the COVID-19 outbreak.
During his press conference today, Prime Minister Scott Morrison praised the professor for his effort to keeping Australia secure.
He congratulated Murphy on being named "Father of the Year."
As a result of this platform, I believe many people have looked up to him as a father figure.
By mentioning the good news, the prime minister said he hoped he didn't reveal "any secret."
He is the father of Ben and Alex, as well as the grandfather of three-year-old Anna and nine-month-old Emily.
The medal recognizes his efforts in helping Australians cope with the pandemic and his devotion to his family, both of which were rewarded.
As Professor Murphy put it, "Being chosen Australian Father of the Year is a big and unexpected honor".
Dad-hood has been a life-changing event for me. It's taught me to put more emphasis on family and community.
One of the most rewarding aspects of parenthood has been the opportunity to relive certain parts of life as a grandmother.