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Family violence campaigner Rosie Batty is the 2015 Australian of the Year.
She is a leader in the crusade against domestic violence and has turned her personal tragedy into a fight to help others.
Rosie’s name became synonymous with the words courage and resilience. Only hours after her son’s life was tragically taken, Rosie gave voice to many thousands of victims of domestic violence who had until then remained unheard.
Rosie rose above her personal tragedy and the great loss of her 11 year old son, Luke, who was the victim of domestic violence at the hands of his father in a very public assault.
Rosie now champions efforts in the fight against domestic violence. She established The Luke Batty Foundation and launched the Never Alone Campaign, asking all Australians to support victims of family violence by signing up at neveralone.com.au
Her public speaking appearances are a remarkable story of resilience and courage and they shine a spotlight on the issue and call for systemic changes.
Rosie’s incredible strength and selfless efforts are an inspiration to many people.
On and off the tennis court, Jelena Dokic is truly remarkable.
One of Australia's most successful tennis stars, Jelena had victories over many number one players and rapidly ascended through the world rankings. However, Jelena's time in the world elite was beset by dark and traumatic off-court struggles.
Jelena's courageous story has captured a large worldwide following, and she recently penned the best-selling autobiography 'Unbreakable', a book which details her career and her life.
She writes of the struggles of being a refugee, dealing with poverty, bullying, discrimination, injury, depression and the physical and emotional abuse she suffered for over 20 years at the hands of her father and coach.
Jelena's story is one of inspiration, resilience and utter strength.
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