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A Busy Year in the Fight Against Family Violence

Wendy Williams, Tuesday, 22nd November 2016 -  In 2014 Rosie Batty became a household name, rising above personal tragedy to put family violence on the national agenda. Her 11-year-old son Luke was killed by his father at the Tyabb

Refugee Advocate Named Victorian Australian of the Year

Lina Caneva, Thursday, 17th November 2016 -  Refugee advocate Paris Aristotle AM has been named 2017 Victorian Australian of the Year. The refugee, torture and trauma rehabilitation advocate, was named the 2017 Victorian

Rosie Batty Takes the Wheel of the Luke Batty Foundation as CEO

Wendy Williams, Friday, 15th July 2016 -  Family violence campaigner, Rosie Batty has taken her place as CEO of the Luke Batty Foundation.   The former Australian of the Year, who set up the foundation in 2014 after her

Senator Calls for Australian of the Year to Resign

Xavier Smerdon, Wednesday, 3rd February 2016 -  Independent Senator Jacqui Lambie has used parliamentary privilege to call for the Australian of the Year and former head of the army, David Morrison, to resign over alleged abuse…

Transgender Australian Rights – an Unfinished Journey

Xavier Smerdon, Monday, 25th January 2016 -  Cate McGregor’s nomination for Australian of the Year was a shining moment for the transgender community in Australia. But discrimination against trans Australians is still commonplace,

Australian of the Year a Diversity Champion

Staff Reporter, Monday, 25th January 2016 -  The former chief of the Australian Army and now diversity champion, David Morrison AO, has been named the 2016 Australian of the Year. Known for a passionate 2013 speech calling for…

Commission Told Family Violence is Everyone’s Responsibility

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 11th August 2015 -  Domestic violence advocate and Pro Bono Australia Impact 25 member, Rosie Batty, implored Australian’s to continue raising awareness of the issue at the first Royal Commission…

Praise for Outgoing Australian of the Year

Xavier Smerdon, Thursday, 22nd January 2015 -  Outgoing Australian of the Year Adam Goodes has been recognised for his role in pushing racism into the spotlight. The Australian Human Rights Commission said the AFL star had shown…

Women Finalists Dominate Australian of the Year Awards 2015

Lina Caneva, Tuesday, 13th January 2015 -  Women have dominated the finalists for the Australian of the Year Awards 2015 including senior women in the Not for Profit and philanthropic sectors. Six of the eight finalists for…

Corporate Call to Action

Lina Caneva, Wednesday, 22nd October 2014 -  Businessman, philanthropist and former Australian of the Year Simon McKeon has issued a call to arms to Australian corporates to do more for the charity sector, speaking at an economic…

Social Entrepreneur Gains Top Honour

Staff Reporter, Monday, 4th November 2013 -  The young social entrepreneur behind Thankyou Group has been named the Victorian Young Australian of the Year. Daniel Flynn, Managing Director and Co-Founder of Thankyou Group

Nominate for Australian of the Year

Staff Reporter, Tuesday, 18th June 2013 -  Nominations are open for the 2014 Australian of the Year Awards to celebrate individuals who contribute to the fabric of Australia. National Australia Day Chair Adam Gilchrist urged…
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