Rosie Batty AO

Biography

Rosie Batty AO knows pain no woman should have to suffer. Her son was killed by his father in a violent incident in February 2014, a horrendous event that shocked not only the nation, but the world. Greg Anderson murdered his 11-year-old son Luke and was then shot by police at the Tyabb cricket oval. Rosie had suffered years of family violence and had intervention and custody orders in place, in an effort to protect herself and her son.

Rosie became an outspoken and dynamic crusader against domestic violence, which led her to be named Australian of the Year in January 2015. Since then, Rosie has made the most of her position of influence, campaigning and advocating for necessary systemic and attitudinal change, to address the family violence epidemic.

Before her recent shift to focus on less public-facing advocacy work, Rosie ran the Never Alone campaign. Never Alone led the push for a national change in conversation around family violence to put victims at the centre of all decisions. The campaign also helped deliver several key policy changes around family law issues and respectful relationships education.

Fortune Magazine named Rosie as one of its top 50 world’s greatest leaders and Rosie was voted the most influential person in the Not for Profit sector on Pro Bono Australia’s Impact 25 list. She has also been inducted into the Victorian Honour Roll of Women.

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 and more recently received an Order of Australia in this year’s Queen’s Birthday Honour’s List.

She is a Patron for the Australian Childhood Foundation and Doncare Community Services, and a National Ambassador for Friends with Dignity.

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Women in Business International Women’s Day – Rosie Batty AO
20 March 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 20 March 2020 @ 02:30 PM

POSTPONED – In light of the rapidly evolving situation with COVID-19, we will be postponing our Women in Business event to a later date. Coleman Greig is excited to announce our first major Women in Business lunch is coming to Penrith in March! We are delighted to be hosting this very special International Women’s Day…

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Women in Business International Women’s Day – Rosie Batty AO
13 March 2020 @ 12:00 PM - 13 March 2020 @ 03:00 PM

Join us as we recognise the success of women at the first major Women in Business lunch for 2020 and celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD) this March! We have the privilege and honour to be welcoming Australian domestic violence campaigner and the 2015 Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty as our guest speaker. Rosie began…

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