Member invested as invested as a Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy
Pictured: Member of the Order of Malta Australia, Carlo Randazzo and Italian Ambassador, Her Excellency Francesca Tardioli
On 21 May 2021 Confrére Carlo Randazzo was invested as a Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy with the prenominal title of Cavaliere for his long, devoted service as the Honorary Vice-Consul for Italy in the Northern Territory.
The Ordine della Stella d’Italia was originally instituted in 1947 as the Star of Italian Solidarity, to recognise those expatriates and foreigners who made an outstanding contribution to the reconstruction of Italy after World War II. The badge bears the inscription Solidarietà Italiana encircling a depiction of the Good Samaritan. The order is bestowed in three degrees by decree of the President of the Republic, head of the order, on the recommendation of the Minister of Foreign Affairs. In 2011, it was reformed and recognises those who preserve and promote national prestige abroad, promoting friendly relations and co-operation with other countries and ties with Italy.