Fr. Chris Riley Honoured

Fr. Chris Riley

Fr. Chris RileyYOUTH charity founder Father Chris Riley has been named as the NSW Australian of the Year for 2012.

The Catholic priest, who started Youth Off The Streets two decades ago with a single food van to help the homeless in Kings Cross, was presented with the award at a ceremony in Sydney tonight.

Judges from the National Australia Day Council recognised his “determination, unstinting hard work and respect”.

Fr Riley is now in the running to become the next Australian of the Year.