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Rosie Batty


Rosie Batty became an outspoken crusader against family violence following the murder of her son, Luke, in February 2014.

Through her personal tragedy she stepped into a leadership role to advocate for victims impacted by family violence. She was named Australian of the Year in January 2015 and made the most of her position of influence by advocating for systemic reform and gender equality.

She received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the Sunshine Coast for her contribution to raising national awareness and action concerning family violence, and an Order of Australia in the 2019 Queen’s birthday honour’s list.

Rosie is also a Board Director for the Royal Women’s Hospital, Patron of both the Australian Childhood Foundation and Doncare Community Services, and Co-Chair of the White Ribbon Advisory Council.

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