Rosie Batty AO

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When her 11-year-old son Luke tragically lost his life at the hands of his father, Rosie Batty was catapulted into the media spotlight. But from the very start, she made sure her story was never just about her own horrific tragedy. With fierce determination and incredible courage, Rosie channelled her grief into a tireless and inspirational crusade against domestic violence, becoming a beacon of hope and a powerful catalyst for systemic change.  

From the day Rosie so bravely fronted the media after her son’s death, she has given voice to thousands of domestic violence victims – and her impact has been extraordinary.  

Appointed as the inaugural Chair of the Victorian Government’s Victim Survivor’s Advisory Council, set up in response to the country’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence, Rosie was determined to put victims at the centre of policy decisions.  

From being named Australian of the Year to receiving the Pride of Australia National Courage Medal and the prestigious Order of Australia, Rosie’s accolades speak volumes about the indelible mark she has made on our world. Her relentless dedication has also seen her inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women, named by Fortune Magazine as one of the world’s top 50 greatest leaders, and voted as the most influential person in the not-for-profit sector on Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25 list… twice. 

Rosie has also received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the Sunshine Coast for her contribution to raising national awareness and action concerning Family Violence. 

But perhaps Rosie’s most enduring legacy lies in her innate ability to inspire others. By sharing her own journey of healing and resilience, she has empowered countless others to find hope in the face of adversity. To not only find the strength to confront darkness, but also the courage to find a way forward. 

Rosie Batty is not just a survivor; she is a leader, a champion and a symbol of hope for a safer, more compassionate future.