Past News & Events - 2016

Past news and events from the Alannah and Madeline Foundation.
The Kings Men "Ride Different 2016" The Kings Men "Ride Different 2016"

Friday the 20th of November marks the commencement of The Kings Men cycle race team’s Ride Different cycling event, to commemorate the 20th year since the Port Arthur tragedy.

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Remembering those lost at Port Arthur 20 years ago Remembering those lost at Port Arthur 20 years ago

Hundreds of guests paid tribute to those lost, Walter saying the event was a wonderful dedication to his family and those with a connection to the tragedy.

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Spending time in the Cubby House Spending time in the Cubby House

Our award-winning Cubby House at the Broadmeadows Children’s Court continues to assist many young people who have been removed from their home because they are at risk.

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Schools success with eSmart Digital Licence Schools success with eSmart Digital Licence

More than 200,000 students have already registered for the Digital Licence.

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Bullying levels down by a third but still not good enough ahead of NCAB Conference Bullying levels down by a third but still not good enough ahead of NCAB Conference

The number of school-aged children suffering from bullying has dropped by almost a third during the past seven years, according to new research. But more work is needed to further address the issue.

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Register for National eSmart Week Register for National eSmart Week

National eSmart Week, which will run from 5 - 9 September, has been created to celebrate cyber safety and digital inclusion in our communities. Register now.

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Buddying up for bullying Buddying up for bullying

On 15 June, hundreds of Australian schools participated in National Buddy Day.

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National Buddy Day National Buddy Day

Register to participate in National Buddy Day - Wednesday 15 June - a day to celebrate friendship and help raise awareness of bullying in Australian primary schools.

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Dentsu Mitchell and Story Lab help the Foundation film and document programs Dentsu Mitchell and Story Lab help the Foundation film and document programs

On Friday 3 June, Dentsu Mitchell and The Story Lab toured Melbourne schools, libraries and the Broadmeadows Children’s Court as part of its ongoing relationship with the Alannah & Madeline Foundation.

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Register for National Buddy Day Register for National Buddy Day

On National Buddy Day, Wednesday 15 June, we’re encouraging primary schools across Australia to celebrate friendship and help raise awareness of bullying in primary school. Register now to receive the National Buddy Day Toolkit.

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Don’t take gun laws for granted Don’t take gun laws for granted

We urgently need to hear from the quiet majority on gun control in this country — otherwise we risk descending into divisive rhetoric like the US.

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Candlelight Vigil Candlelight Vigil

Attend our candlelight vigil in commemoration of the 20th anniversary of the Port Arthur tragedy.

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Open letter to Senator Ricky Muir Open letter to Senator Ricky Muir

Dear Senator Muir, I am writing to you as the CEO of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation. Senator, sadly, I saw yesterday that you posted a video online of yourself firing the Adler A110 and advocating its availability more broadly...

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Walter Mikac on gun laws Walter Mikac on gun laws

Foundation Patron Walter Mikac shares his thoughts on gun laws after losing his wife, Nanette, and daughters, Alannah and Madeline, in the 1996 Port Arthur tragedy.

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Looking back, moving forward Looking back, moving forward

Foundation Founding Patron Walter Mikac explains the importance of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation.

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Say Something Campaign Say Something Campaign

Words hurt, but words can also help. If you see someone getting bullied, say something.

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A World That Cares A World That Cares

Buddy Bags provide basic, essential items to thousands of children in emergency accommodation each year.

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Castle Cove combats bullying with buddies Castle Cove combats bullying with buddies

Children's author and friend of the Foundation, Aaron Blabey, visited Castle Cove Public School on Thursday 22 August.

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Prisoners help prevent school bullying Prisoners help prevent school bullying

Victorian prisoners are making a real difference in reducing bullying through the creation of Friendship Seats.

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Better Buddies support school transition Better Buddies support school transition

The first days at school can be daunting for new prep students and parents alike.

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