Marking 25 years since Port Arthur

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Wednesday 28 April 2021 will mark the 25th anniversary of the Port Arthur tragedy, Australia’s worst modern mass shooting.

Among the 35 people killed on 28 April 1996 were six-year-old Alannah Mikac and her three-year-old sister Madeline, together with their mother, Nanette Mikac.

Their father and husband, Walter Mikac AM, together with a small group of supporters, established the Alannah & Madeline Foundation a year later, with the aim to safeguard every child’s basic right to live free from violence.

On this solemn occasion the Foundation respectfully stands in support of survivors, families of victims and responders.

We humbly request that those who report on and write about the anniversary do so with compassion, sensitivity and consideration for all those Australians affected by the event.

We also request that, wherever possible, the perpetrator’s name not be used.

For more information or media enquiries, contact Deb Morris, Senior Advisor, Media & Public Relations, on 0499 202 001 or email deb.morris@amf.org.au

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