Let s stand together; 20 years on we remember

Newsletter Alannah, Walter and Madeline Mikac ISSUE 1 March 2016 Let’s stand together; 20 years on we remember On Thursday 28 April 2016, we will re...
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Newsletter Alannah, Walter and Madeline Mikac

ISSUE 1 March 2016

Let’s stand together; 20 years on we remember On Thursday 28 April 2016, we will remember the 20th anniversary of the tragedy at Port Arthur where 35 people lost their lives and 28 more were injured. Two innocent little girls, Alannah and Madeline, along with their mother, Nanette, were among those who died that day. Twenty years on, the girls would be 26 and 23 years old. It was a day that changed us as a nation. Alannah and Madeline’s father, Walter Mikac, has often said that two good things came out of the tragedy: the first being reforms to Australia’s national gun laws; the second The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, which was established in the year following Port Arthur. Since that day Walter has worked tirelessly to ensure other Australians need not endure what he has endured, and with the support of Neil Mitchell, John and Gaye Fidler and Phil West, set up The Alannah and Madeline Foundation to help keep children safe from violence forevermore.

The 20th anniversary offers opportunities to firstly commemorate and reflect on the 1996 tragedy and remember those who lost their lives, before moving through to April 2017 to recognise and celebrate The Alannah and Madeline Foundation and its profound impact on the lives of children. Our year-long journey of Commemoration to Celebration begins with a candlelight vigil on Thursday 28 April at 6.30pm at Federation Square in Melbourne, which follows a midday service at the Historic Port Arthur site in Tasmania. We invite you to join us in Melbourne and remember those lost at Port Arthur – and all the loved ones we have lost. With the generous support of so many people: our Board, patrons, ambassadors, corporate partners, donors and thousands of Australians, the Foundation has proudly made a difference in the lives of over 1.5 million children through our prevention, care and advocacy programs. Our programs are in over one third of Australian schools and almost 50 percent of public libraries. We

are also international, with our programs in Singapore, UK, Dubai and Denmark. However, problems still exist in our culture: violence against children, including domestic violence, bullying and cyberbullying cause long term and devastating societal effects; because of this we still need your support to continue our important work. Our goal at the Foundation is to create a caring and safe Australia where all children are safe from violence, whether at home, at school or in the broader community. Commemorative Candlelight Vigil We hope you will join us on 28 April at Federation Square in Melbourne at what will be a very poignant occasion to remember those we have lost. Please visit amf.org.au for full details. See page two for more on gun violence.

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Our history The Alannah and Madeline Foundation is a national charity focusing on protecting children from violence and creating behaviour change in the community to reduce bullying and cyberbullying. The Foundation was set up in memory of Alannah and Madeline Mikac, aged six and three, who were tragically killed with their mother and 32 others at Port Arthur, Tasmania, in 1996. Our vision is that every child will live in a safe and supportive environment. International Patron HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark National Patron The Hon Malcolm Turnbull MP, Prime Minister of Australia Patron and Founder Walter Mikac Chief Executive Officer Dr Judith Slocombe Chairman John Bertrand AM

Our Board Peter Blunden Richard Broug Terry Hearity OAM Launa Inman Holly Kramer Greg Sutherland Dr Judith Slocombe Paul Waldren International Advisory Board Dr Edward de Bono

Contact us PO Box 5192 South Melbourne VIC 3205 t. 03 9697 0666 or free call 1300 720 747 f. 03 9690 5644 e. [email protected] w. amf.org.au facebook.com/ AlannahandMadeline twitter.com/ alannahmadeline instagram.com/ alannahmadeline youtube.com/ AlannahandMadeline foundation partner

CEO’s message Welcome to our first newsletter of 2016, an important milestone in the history of the Foundation. This year we commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Port Arthur tragedy. On 28 April 1996, six year old Alannah Mikac, her little sister three year old Madeline, along with their mother and 32 others were killed in the worst mass shooting this country has ever known. Walter Mikac lost everything that day. Twenty years later on 28 April 2016, we will remember those who lost their lives with a candlelight vigil at Federation Square in Melbourne. The Foundation was created because of that day. Walter, devastated by the impact of violence on his own children, set out to ensure that other children are kept safe from violence. He was instrumental in the development of Australia’s National Firearms Agreement, and over the following 12 months, established The Alannah and Madeline Foundation. This year the Foundation will begin its own journey towards its 20th year anniversary, a celebration of the work achieved in Alannah and Madeline’s name. As you read this newsletter you will see evidence of the impact of our programs and the positive difference they bring to the lives of so many children and their families. I urge you to consider ways that you or your community can support these programs and ask you to also support our April petition which is aimed at maintaining our current gun laws and reducing the impact of violence.

When I first started with the Foundation in 2006 there were seven full time staff. Since then, we’ve introduced new partners and programs and have explored ways to use innovation and technology so as to further our reach, supporting children across the nation. Today, the Foundation has a dedicated team of over 50 who work tirelessly to keep children safe from violence. I’d like to take this opportunity to thank them, along with our Board, donors, corporate partners, and all of the volunteers and community fundraisers whose passionate commitment has enabled us to help more than 1.5 million children since the Foundation began. I will always remain close to The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, and I know that with your support the wonderful work of the Foundation will continue into the future so that all children are safe from violence.

Finally, I want to take this opportunity to thank you for your support over the past decade, as I step down from the position of CEO in April. It’s a bittersweet time for me, as while I look forward to new challenges, I am very sad to be leaving such a wonderful organisation.

Dr Judith Slocombe Chief Executive Officer

Protect our gun laws; protect our children A significant legacy of the Port Arthur tragedy was the establishment of the National Firearms Agreement. Walter Mikac, Alannah and Madeline’s father, supported by other survivors of the Port Arthur tragedy including John and Gaye Fidler, was instrumental in influencing the Prime Minister and Government of the day to implement stricter gun controls. The National Firearms Agreement was introduced and more than 700,000 guns were collected and destroyed. Alarmingly, over the past ten years Australia’s firearms regulations have weakened and there is pressure from the pro gun groups to introduce guns with a rapid rate of fire that slip through the definition of banned guns. The Alannah and Madeline Foundation opposes any changes to laws that could

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increase access to firearms and the affiliated increased risk of higher rates of homicides, suicide, or unintentional harms from the use of firearms. There were 11 mass shootings (four or more people) in Australia in the decade before Port Arthur; there have been none since. Suicides and homicides due to guns have halved. We believe our duty of care to vulnerable people, especially children, is paramount and the 20th anniversary year is an opportunity to remind Australians that our firearm laws are an important part of keeping our children safe. Australia can be proud of its National Firearms Agreement and we ask you stand with us to ensure they remain strong by signing our petition at amf.org.au.

Chairman’s message On behalf of the Board, I would like to take this opportunity to thank Dr Judith Slocombe for a truly magnificent ten years at The Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

move towards a celebration of the 20th year anniversary of the Foundation in April 2017, and the light it has brought to children over the years.

The Foundation has made a difference in the lives of thousands of children and this is not possible without the unwavering dedication of such a great leader. Judith has overseen extraordinary growth across this past decade, both nationally and internationally. Her contribution has been enormous and we will be forever grateful for such dedication in the building of what is now considered a world class children’s foundation.

Port Arthur is part of this country’s psyche. What came out of that day at Port Arthur were important changes to our fundamental gun laws which have become the envy of countries worldwide, and a leading foundation which helps kids in need across the community and now cyberspace.

It is also my pleasure to introduce our incoming CEO, Lesley Podesta. Lesley joins us from the Fred Hollows Foundation with a background in global health initiatives and government programs. We know Lesley will be a wonderful asset to The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, and we look forward to welcoming her in April. Next month The Alannah and Madeline Foundation will commemorate the 20th year anniversary of the Port Arthur tragedy and whilst remembering our sad beginnings over the year ahead we will

Our programs have also gone international, including into Scandinavia through the work of our International Patron, HRH Crown Princess Mary of Denmark and the Mary Foundation. To commemorate the 20th anniversary of Port Arthur there will be a service at the Port Arthur Historic Site on Thursday 28 April 2016 and the Foundation will hold a candlelight vigil at Federation Square in Melbourne, to which everyone is invited. We look forward to welcoming you to this special event as we begin our journey from commemoration to celebration, in what will be a very special year for The Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

As we know, our children are our responsibility and it is every child’s right to grow up in a safe and supportive environment.

John Bertrand AM Chairman

A Cubby House full of welcome distractions At 5pm there is a knock on the door of brother and sister, Brian and Sally’s, family home. It is from a representative of the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) who is there to collect Brian and Sally, following reported allegations of abuse and neglect. Brian and Sally are taken to an emergency foster carer and told a DHHS worker will return in the morning to take them to court, where custody will be determined. Waking up in a strange house, Brian and Sally anxiously get ready, declining breakfast as they’re too nervous to eat. A DHHS worker returns to drive them to Broadmeadows Children’s Court to await the hearing. They are frightened. On arrival at court, Brian and Sally are taken to The Alannah and Madeline Foundation’s Cubby House, a new waiting area for children in protective custody. The children remain there until a Judge hears their case: it could be an hour, or it could be five hours. Brian and Sally are left with Charlie, the energetic youth worker in the Cubby House. Brian and Sally are, understandably, wary and untrusting.

The Cubby House is Australia’s first purposebuilt space – within a court building – that includes a youth worker on hand to provide support and a range of distractions for children who are under the care of DHHS. It includes a creative – and calming – ‘upsidedown’ design with curved wooden panelling representing rolling hills that hang from the ceiling and blue colouring on the floor to represent the sky. There are games, books, crafts and an outdoor area with space for therapeutic gardening.

Since opening in October 2015, the Cubby House has seen 70 children spend time there whilst waiting for their case to be heard. All have had their energy diverted whilst in the Cubby House, and all have left in much better spirits than on arrival. Thanks to funding from The Ian Potter Foundation, the Foundation will soon embark on an independent evaluation of the Cubby House to date and we look forward to sharing the outcome.

As Brian and Sally are both tired, confused and anxious, they can’t concentrate on any activity for more than ten minutes. This compounds as two different lawyers come in at separate times to speak with them separately to outline potential accommodation options if it is ruled they cannot go home today. Whilst Charlie doesn’t have answers about the children’s court hearing, she can help them in the hours immediately ahead. Whether that’s challenging them to a Playstation or foosball game, decorating t-shirts with fabric paint, watching a DVD or calming and repetitive colouring-in, all provide distraction and help these children concentrate on something other than what’s ahead of them. Even if for a short while. Donate online at www.amf.org.au or call 1300 720 747 | 3

National Centre Against Bullying 7th International Conference, 28-29 July 2016, Melbourne Towards Bullying Solutions: Theory and Practice

Every library in ACT is safer online with eSmart accreditation All nine library branches in the Australian Capital Territory are safer, smarter and more responsible after achieving eSmart status. eSmart Libraries, delivered in partnership with the Telstra Foundation, helps libraries promote the appropriate use of digital technology and improve cybersafety. The Alannah and Madeline Foundation CEO Dr Judith Slocombe said ACT libraries should be congratulated for their commitment to embracing best practice methods in public spaces.

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg will MC the prestigious international conference, which brings together academics, policymakers, practitioners, educators, principals, leadership teams and young people from around the world, to explore how bullying affects people of all ages, and to share the latest research on strategies and solutions to help reduce its prevalence and impact. Book now at ncab.org.au/NCAB2016

“Libraries are knowledge centres, they are the place for all members of the community to find information, resources and identify local services. “Being eSmart means having the knowledge to guard against security and privacy risks, to research and download content in an ethical and legal manner, and manage reputation and relationship-based issues online,’’ Dr Slocombe said.

“We know that libraries play a vital role in bridging the digital divide across the country in metropolitan, regional and rural Australia,” Ms Coates said. Libraries ACT Director Vanessa Little said the framework was important because it enabled staff to support the community in using library services and learning skills for life in a digital world. “One of the most important parts of eSmart Libraries is using it as a springboard to help equip people with the skills they need to use technology. “Everyone has the opportunity to participate in practical sessions to learn about how to use digital technologies, and to access a range of online learning tools available via the library,” Ms Little said. Since its launch in 2012, almost half of Australia’s public libraries have registered for eSmart. For more information, please visit amf.org.au/eSmartlibraries

Telstra Foundation General Manager Jackie Coates said Telstra was thrilled to be able to celebrate the achievement.

National Buddy Day On Wednesday 15 June, Australian school children will come together to celebrate National Buddy Day in support of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation’s Better Buddies Framework. The Framework aims to create friendly and caring school communities, to reduce bullying, and promote positive relationships. Thanks to the support of Principal Partner NAB, the Foundation is well on the way towards implementing the Better Buddies Framework across Australia. Dr Judith Slocombe, CEO, The Alannah and Madeline Foundation, said “Relationship building is key to reducing bullying, and this program enables students to forge new friendships, that might otherwise not have developed, therefore creating a more supportive and inclusive environment.” For over ten years, NAB has worked with The Alannah and Madeline Foundation to prevent bullying in primary schools around the country. This has helped grow the Better Buddies Framework from 30 schools in 2007 to more than 1,700 in 2016, reaching over 510,000 children across Australia. For more information visit buddyday.org.au and betterbuddies.org.au

Waneroo staff being eSmart with their Smartboard

Wanneroo leads the way in WA In WA, Wanneroo Libraries is the state’s first library service to achieve eSmart status. Wanneroo Libraries Manager Sue North said that by increasing skills to use digital technologies, our community and our library staff will be able to support our users to become more confident and positive about the benefits of digital technologies. “eSmart melds with what the City of Wanneroo is trying to achieve to support the wider community to increase digital literacy and cybersafety. “It fits our aspiration to build on our existing technology strength and to be recognised leaders in the community in terms of innovation and access to digital technologies,” Ms North said.

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One year on: 177,000 students are safer online thanks to the Digital Licence Celebrating the one year anniversary of the eSmart Digital Licence, we are pleased to see over 177,000 children have signed up to take the challenge and are well on their way to being smart, safe and responsible online. Endorsed by The Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner, the Digital Licence develops critical skills in flexible environments from school and home learning settings. Teachers and parents are referring to it as the most comprehensive educational tool for online safety and children give it the ‘thumbs up’ for fun and interaction. New videos, content and educational resources have been added to the website for greater parent and teacher support. I adore it. I don’t know every product that’s out there, but the Digital Licence is the first one that’s been memorable. It has the right balance of serious and game. Dr Justin Coulson – Parenting Expert Target, Telstra and Google Australia supported the Digital Licence heading back to school in 2016. Target tailored a back to school offer exclusive for their customers, while Telstra integrated the Digital Licence with their new Education Bundle initiative. Google continued their support with free licences for all Grade 6 students in term one. For more information visit digitallicence.com.au

What is the Digital Licence? The Digital Licence teaches children core skills and promotes discussion about online safety between young people and their parents, carers and teachers, focusing on giving children the skills to identify and manage online risks.

1 in 5

children experience or witness cyberbullying

On the road with Google In February, Google Australia and The Alannah and Madeline Foundation held an eSmart Digital Licence event with Grade 6 students at Malvern Primary School showcasing the importance of digital safety in a fun and engaging way. Students were divided into teams to answer questions from the eSmart Digital Licence with the help of Michelle from our eSmart Schools team, Samantha Yorke from Google and Federal Minister for Higgins, Kelly O’Dwyer. There was high competition to prove which team was the most cybersmart. The students had a lot of fun and were able to ask Google some hard hitting questions! Thank you to those who attended and to Malvern Primary School for having us. More Google Roadshows are planned for 2016.

Malvern Primary School students compete in a Digital Licence challenge

Parenting in the land of smartphones What happens when children are left to their own (digital) devices?

Developed by industry experts, the Digital Licence includes eight learning modules which evaluate comprehension of key technology and cybersafety topics, whilst equipping children with the knowledge and skills they need to learn, play and socialise safely online.

A recent survey by AU Kids Online found that almost half (46 percent) of Australian children go online in their bedroom or other private room. More than half (59 per cent) of 11-12 year olds have a social networking profile – all of whom are under the minimum age requirement of 13. Do you wonder what your child gets up to in a gaming world? On Facebook? Instagram?

Cybersafety Scholarships now available, keep your community safe online Every Australian child deserves to be protected and supported in the new digital world - and you can help! We are seeking support from businesses to donate Cybersafety Scholarships to schools, libraries and the wider community. For further information call 1300 668 056 or email [email protected]

Our Digital Licence helps parents and teachers have meaningful conversations with children about online safety. In many ways, it is like the ‘drink me’ potion in Alice in Wonderland – giving parents a glimpse into the online world of teens and pre-teens, which can seem a bewildering place. Visit the new look Digital Licence at digitallicence.com.au for more information and try the sample quiz with your family; it’s something we’re very proud of at the Foundation, and we know you’ll love it too!

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Cambodia Challenge 2016 Founding Patron Walter Mikac and Ambassador Robert ‘Dipper’ DiPierdomenico will embark on the adventure of a lifetime in breathtaking Cambodia this November… and so can you! The Cambodia Challenge will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Port Arthur tragedy and raise funds to help protect children from violence and bullying. Experience the culture, colour and cuisine of Cambodia in the best way possible: trekking and cycling with local guides through the incredible landscape. If you’re not a confident trekker or cyclist, don’t worry, there’s still plenty of time to train and there’s a great support team behind you. Take on a personal fitness and fundraising challenge and join us! Limited places are available. Register now via amf.org.au/charitychallenges

Shining a light on children affected by violence The final of the KFC Big Bash League (BBL) between Melbourne Stars and Sydney Thunder was held on 24 January at Melbourne’s MCG, which was also the time to shine a light on the work of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation. The Foundation has been BBL’s charity partner for the 2015/16 season and will proudly continue to be for a further two years in a commitment to raise awareness about the devastating impact of childhood violence. During the season more than $20,000 was raised through the Light Switch campaign, which helped raise awareness about the 1 million children affected by domestic violence every year. Light Switch calls on the public to ‘be the light’ in children’s lives by supporting the Foundation’s programs, such as Children Ahead and Buddy Bags, that help protect and support children who have suffered through traumatic circumstances. And with more than 60,000 children in emergency accommodation, the need for support and public awareness has never been so important. Former test hero and Sydney Thunder captain Mike Hussey and Australian women’s cricketer and Melbourne

Dipper in training for the Cambodia Challenge

Renegades women’s captain Sarah Elliott also joined the cause as the Foundation’s BBL Ambassadors during the Series. The Alannah and Madeline Foundation CEO, Dr Judith Slocombe, was thrilled to work with Cricket Australia on such a fantastic family-orientated event. Dr Slocombe reinforced the campaign’s mission to turn on a ‘light switch’ to educate the public on the serious issue of violence affecting children across Australia. “We are delighted to partner with Cricket Australia and the Big Bash League and hope together we can support and change the lives of children across the country. “Light Switch will make a difference in the minds of the whole community because it is everyone’s responsibility to protect and care for our children,” Dr Slocombe said. Hussey said the BBL is all about kids and families and so it is a natural fit between the league and the Foundation. “As a parent, I want my kids to grow up happy, healthy and safe. Unfortunately not all kids have the same opportunity, which makes the work of The Alannah and Madeline Foundation so important,” he said. “Together we can bring light to children’s lives.”

Mike Hussey and young cricketers excited about the KFC Big Bash League final

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Buddy Bags expand further abroad The Alannah and Madeline Foundation began the Buddy Bags program in 2007 in response to the overwhelming need to provide basic, essential items to children in emergency accommodation. Since that time we have distributed more than 60,000 Buddy Bags to children across the country. Buddy Bags are backpacks that include basic items such as a toothbrush, toothpaste, hairbrush, pyjamas, socks, underwear, a facewasher and a pillowcase, as well as comfort items such as a reading book, activity kit, photo frame and teddy bear. UK-based Karen Williams was intrigued about the program after reading about it while visiting her son in Sydney last year. On her return to the UK, Ms Williams contacted The Alannah and Madeline Foundation seeking permission to start The Buddy Bag Foundation through her Live Love Laugh Foundation. The Alannah and Madeline Foundation CEO Dr Judith Slocombe said the Foundation is proud that its initiative is helping children on the other side of the world and hoped more countries would adopt the program. “Buddy Bags have so far helped 60,000 children in Australia and we think it’s wonderful the program is now making a difference on the other side of the world as well,” Dr Slocombe said. Ms Williams said she was instantly struck by the Buddy Bags concept after seeing it in the magazine and knew it was something that could be implemented in her community. “It brings together wonderful people who donate their skills, time and money to the effort so the bags are packed to assist children in need,” Ms Williams said.

Peddling an important message

She has since sent more than 1,600 Buddy Bags in the UK to 49 women’s and children’s refuges across the Midlands region and hopes to dispatch 20,200 bags by 2020. Ms Williams recently spent a day in our South Melbourne office, learning about our operations and working with volunteers from Target to distribute more than 400 Buddy Bags during a Buddy Bags packing day. In Australia, with more than 60,000 children in emergency accommodation, the need for Buddy Bags is as big as ever. To find out more visit amf.org.au/buddybags

How you can help l Purchase a tote bag (below) from

any Target store. $1 from each sold supports our Buddy Bags program.

l Make a donation towards Buddy

Bags: donate a whole Buddy Bag or sponsor a component; monthly options are also available.

l Donate any of the items (in bulk)

included in Buddy Bags.

Last November a group of cycling enthusiasts, known as The King’s Men, cycled more than 360km in just three days across some of Victoria’s most picturesque yet challenging countryside to raise money for The Alannah and Madeline Foundation. The 44-strong group began in Wangaratta, heading south to Dinner Plain the following morning and finishing in Bairnsdale in East Gippsland. Forming nearly 10 years ago, The King’s Men has become well known within the cycling community for its unique and somewhat unusual ways, structured on a hierarchy of cleverly crafted levels and pseudonyms. Founder Stuart Verrier, who is known as The King, said the group felt it had grown to the point of feeling compelled to give back to the community and raise money for its charity of choice. Due to strong connections to the charity within The King’s Men and the opportunity to help protect children, The Alannah and Madeline Foundation was a standout choice. “During the past 10 years, many of The King’s Men, including myself, have had children, which has brought with it a real change in our perspective on life and the importance children play in that,” Mr Verrier said. “This year my two kids are the same ages as Alannah and Madeline were and it really hits home to me, the importance of keeping children safe. To be able to help a charity that focuses on protecting children from violence and bullying was extremely appropriate for us.” With an initial fundraising goal of $5,000, they surprised themselves by raising an incredible $20,482.05 – sincere thanks to everyone involved, we can’t wait to see what you can achieve next year!

Buddies on the field During the NAB Challenge representatives from Better Buddies schools across Melbourne were given the chance to toss the coin on field at Etihad Stadium. Thank you to NAB, our Foundation partner and Principal Partner of the Better Buddies program, for providing such an exciting opportunity for students to take centre stage during the AFL’s pre-season competition. The schools represented included Bayswater West Primary School, Footscray West Primary School, Tatura Primary School and Blackburn Lake Primary School.

Karli Jacobsson accepts a cheque from Stuart Verrier on behalf of The King’s Men

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From all of us at The Alannah and Madeline Foundation

With thanks…

Some of us have been by your side for the 10 year journey, others have joined the Foundation more recently. Regardless of time, we would all like to thank you for your leadership and guidance throughout the past decade. While we know you’ll say you couldn’t have done it without all of us: we also simply couldn’t have done it without you.

• Welcoming and working with our Patrons, including Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Prime Ministers, as well as our Ambassadors

We’d all like to thank you for the outstanding contribution and difference you have made to so many children. Your achievements are too long to list, and no doubt we would miss some, so here are just a few:

• Taking a genuine interest in all of us, our families - and all supporters of the Foundation.

We are thrilled to announce NSW Young Lawyers have nominated us to be their charity of choice for 2016. NSW Young Lawyers supports practitioners within their first five years of practice and law students with their career development, providing opportunities to meet, work together, expand their knowledge, advance their career, and contribute to the profession and community.

• Developing rich partnerships that are instrumental to the reach and success of each of our programs • Living and sharing our values

We’re looking forward to working with you this year and cannot wait to attend the Young Professionals Charity Ball in September!

We wish you all the very best Judith, you will be missed.

• Tirelessly advocating that all children have the right to a happy and safe childhood


• Having the vision to identify gaps in different sectors, develop and pilot new programs, including Buddy Bags and the Cubby House, as well as reinventing Children Ahead

Fundraising for The Alannah and Madeline Foundation is simple and a great way to show your support for keeping children safe from violence. Contact our Fundraising team on 1300 720 747 or [email protected] to be inspired today!

• Leading cultural and behavioural change through the development of innovative programs in the digital space with our world-leading eSmart suite of programs

Yes, I believe every child has the right to a safe and happy childhood Every gift to The Alannah and Madeline Foundation helps towards our vision of ensuring every child in Australia will live in a safe and supportive environment $25 can provide toiletries including toothpaste, toothbrush and a PAYMENT DETAILS hairbrush for a child in emergency care. MasterCard Visa $50 can pay for remedial tutoring for a child affected by violence who Card number: is behind in their schooling. $120 can fund an entire Buddy Bag containing basic, essential items for a child in emergency accommodation. I wish to support the Foundation with a gift of: $___________ OR Your regular gift enables us to plan for the future and help more children.

Please debit my account with the monthly gift of: $25 $50 $75 $100 Other $___________

MY DETAILS Title ________ First name: ____________________________________ Surname: _________________________________________________ Address: __________________________________________________ Town/suburb: ______________________________________________


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Cardholder’s name: Signature: My cheque/money order is enclosed and made payable to The Alannah and Madeline Foundation.

I do not wish to receive any further mail from the Foundation. All donations $2 and over are tax deductible.

FURTHER INFORMATION Please send me information about leaving a gift to The Alannah and Madeline Foundation in my Will.


Postcode: ____________ The Alannah and Madeline Phone: ____________________________________________________ Foundation Email: ____________________________________________________ PO Box 5192, South Melbourne, VIC, 3205 Date of birth (optional): ______________________________________ or fax to 03 9690 5644 State: _____________________________



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