Alannah & Madeline Foundation (4.05.2016)
Written on the 18 May 2016
GEORGIE CROZIER (LIB - Southern Metropolitan)
What a moving experience it was to attend a candlelight vigil for the Alannah & Madeline Foundation last Thursday, at which Walter Mikac spoke so eloquently of the horrendous events at Port Arthur 20 years ago, when he lost his wife and two daughters, Alannah and Madeline. One could never imagine that loss. It was an event that shocked our nation, and like many I remember exactly where I was.
Walter's determination to do something positive following the tragedy and the extraordinary dedication he has shown in setting up the foundation is truly inspirational. Having the current and former prime ministers as patrons of the foundation shows a true commitment from government at the highest level. I commend Walter for all he has done and continues to do in keeping children safe.