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Joseph Caruso

Joseph Caruso

Humanitarian and Service Category

(Hall of Distinction 2023)

Joseph attended Marist College from 1957 – 1962.

Joseph has received many and varied commendations during his long working career in the earthmoving and mining field. He was given accolades when he converted an old, disused logging railway track to become known as the famous tourist ‘Rainbow Trail’ through the Karri Forest in Pemberton.

In 2002, one of Joseph’s companies, Simto, was engaged in the construction of three artificial islands off the coast of Dubai known as the Palm Island Project. At the time this was one of the biggest, single land-based earthworks projects in the World.

Joseph’s philanthropy endeavours include the St John of God Bunbury Hospital Oncology and Coronary Care suites at the South West Health Campus.
In 2015, Joseph was recognised for his philanthropic contribution to research into rare blood diseases and haematological disorders; research chosen as it is inherent in his family. The establishment of the Caruso Family Post-Doctoral Fellowship for research at Murdoch University was also unveiled.

In 2023, Joseph was awarded Life Membership of the United Nations Association of Australia WA, having served 25 years holding positions as president, vice president and environmental advisory member.

Joe currently holds the position of UN International Global Representative. We congratulate Joseph on his induction to the Hall of Distinction in the Humanitarian and Service category.

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