Our Ambassadors

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 Victorian 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. 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. The Foundation and those associated with it have become very much part of my life over the last 15 years and I am delighted to have the opportunity for that association to continue,”

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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 a young boy, the same age as him, 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 get the help they need. Kids, like my brother and I, who suffered the detrimental blows of a violent and aggressive upbringing are given renewed hope.”

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George Megalogenis Author and Journalist

“I want to lend my voice to the great national project of protecting the innocence of every child. I also want to fly the flag for policy reform to give all our children the best start in life. Australia is the only rich nation that does not provide universal early childhood education for three-year-olds.”

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