Inspiration before Breakfast with Rosie Batty, Australian domestic violence against women campaigner and the 2015 Australian of the Year
Date(s) - 25/08/2015
7:15 am - 8:45 am
In February 2014 Rosie Batty’s 11-year-old son Luke was murdered by his father, Greg Anderson, at cricket practice in the outer Melbourne suburb of Tyabb. Batty made a statement to the media that “… family violence happens to everybody. No matter how nice your house is, how intelligent you are. It can happen to anyone, and everyone.” Following the murder of her son, she became an advocate for female domestic violence victims and campaigner for fixing the failures in government processes relating to the protection of women and children. Batty’s story was instrumental in the instigation of a royal commission into family violence.
In 2014 she established the Luke Batty Foundation to assist women and children impacted by domestic violence. Rosie will share her journey and new life purpose with those who are also committed to forcing social change.
This year Rosie launched the Never Alone Campaign, asking all Australians to stand with her and beside all victims of family violence by signing up at http://www.neveralone.com.au/
Rosie will be joined by Louise Goodchild from the Board of Women’s Legal Services NSW, a community legal centre providing women across NSW with a range of free legal services. Louise will speak about undertaking pro bono work in the area of family violence and about Women’s Legal Services NSW. http://www.wlsnsw.org.au/
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Members $25 Non-Members $35pp
Please note this event is booked out!
All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Luke Batty Foundation and further donations are encouraged http://lukebattyfoundation.com.au/
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