Our Ambassadors

Check out our fantastic Ambassadors

Click "read more" on all of our ambassadors to find out their involvement with the Foundation, and why it is so important to them to help us keep our children safe from violence.

Melissa Doyle AM, journalist, author and news presenter

"The work of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation resonates deeply with me as a mum of two young children. I want my kids to grow up in a world of respect and caring and this is why I support the Foundation and their initiatives."

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John Caldwell, Australian of the Year 2014

"I feel truly humbled to be a voice for the Alannah & Madeline Foundation. As a child I was exposed to violence on a daily basis. I know first-hand the negative effects it can have on children."

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Daniel Jackson, former AFL player

"Fortunately, through organisations like the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, I have witnessed some great examples of how protecting a child's innocence and giving them the extra love and support they need can lead them to a very happy and successful future."

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Caitlin Figueiredo

"Not everyone knows that I'm a survivor of childhood domestic violence. My experience with violence caused ongoing problems throughout my life. It is something which I am only starting to open up about now. But instead of letting my past destroy me, I used it to fuel my passion to serve others. I hope to use my story to inspire other Australian children going through violence, bullying and inequality to know it gets better and to spread the Foundation's incredible work"

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The Hon Alastair Nicholson AO RFD QC

“I have always been concerned with advancing the rights of children and because of my work in the Family Court, so staying a part of the Foundation is extremely important to me. I am thrilled to continue my involvement with Foundation and with the important work they do to support children, in so many different community settings. During my career I have seen the best and worst of human behaviours and the impacts on the lives of vulnerable children. I look forward to working as a Foundation Ambassador and to continue to help keep children safe from violence.”

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Jimmy Bartel, Former AFL Player

“It is the most cowardly thing that you can do to hurt or harm in any form people that you supposedly love. It is actually the lowest act that you can do. I have a son, Aston, and I can’t even get my mind around the fact that there could be an 18 month old boy, the same age as my son, who is going to be displaced or affected by neglect or family violence.”

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Ashton Kline, Lecturer in Nursing, Australian Catholic University

“It’s because of the extraordinary work of the Alannah & Madeline Foundation that children – kids like Grant and me – get the help they need. Kids who’ve suffered the detrimental blows of a violent and aggressive upbringing are given renewed hope.”

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