2015 WINNERS

 
Rosie Batty
Rosie Batty

Founder and Director, The Luke Batty Foundation “Rosie embodies the spirit of NGO’s by highlighting cause, values and the unique role charities play in the need for change. Rosie translates compassion into policy that would benefit society.” Click the link below to read more.

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Katie Acheson
Katie Acheson

Managing Director, Youth Action NSW “She takes great joy from having the opportunity to work with young people, talk about their issues, and being part of the development and implementation of programs that deliver for young people.” Click the link below to read more.

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Stella Avramopoulos
Stella Avramopoulos

CEO, Kildonan UnitingCare “As CEO of Kildonan UnitingCare, Stella leads innovation in developing programs to involve the Corporate sector in understanding and addressing hardship awareness.” Click the link below to read more.

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Romal Baluchzada
Romal Baluchzada

Founder, Radio Khurasaan Zamin “A true inspiration. Romal has only been here for five years and yet he has become known as a hardworking and kind person who fights for human rights issues around the world.” Click the link below to read more.

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Elizabeth Broderick
Elizabeth Broderick

Former Sex Discrimination Commissioner, Australian Human Rights Commission “Her contribution to bringing the issue to the forefront of Australian debate, to including men in the conversation and encouraging male leaders to get involved and recognising the power of the stories of women themselves showed tremendous clarity of thinking and courage to speak to new audiences.” Click the link below to read more.

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Paige Burton
Paige Burton

Board Director, UN Youth Australia “One of the most caring and kind people known to the local community and the world around her. She has been working with many “Not for Profit organisations, including assisting building schools in East Timor and working with the United Nations Youth component. Paige is so very well deserving of this nomination.” Click the link below to read more.

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Craig Comrie
Craig Comrie

CEO, Youth Affairs Council of WA “Craig has worked as a tireless advocate for young people and the disadvantaged for his entire career and deserves to be recognised for his contribution to the social services sector.” Click the link below to read more.

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Tim Costello
Tim Costello

CEO, World Vision Australia “The lead advocate for our sector. He will say what needs to be said without fear. Accessible to all people.” Click the link below to read more.

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Luke Geary
Luke Geary

Managing Partner, Salvos Legal and Salvos Legal Humanitarian “He has changed the face of the funding of pro bono legal services in Australia.” Click the link below to read more.

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Joshua Gilbert
Joshua Gilbert

Chair, NSW Young Farmers “Joshua is one of those rarest of individuals – an unstoppable powerhouse and a force of nature.” Click the link below to read more.

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Julia Gillard
Julia Gillard

Former prime minister of Australia “She remains an inspiration to many people working the for-purpose sector. She did more in three years than many of us can hope to do in a lifetime.” Click the link below to read more.

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Dr Cassandra Goldie
Dr Cassandra Goldie

CEO, Australian Council of Social Service (ACOSS) “Cassandra displays a new model of leadership – tough, articulate, bright, empathetic with a real understanding of the issues and the people affected by them. She works tirelessly to fight for people who don't have a voice and to be a role model for women in leadership roles.” Click the link below to read more.

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Kathleen Gregory
Kathleen Gregory

CEO, Foundation Housing “She has led the transformation of Foundation Housing from a small community housing organisation to an enterprise with development and housing projects in the remote Pilbara and Kimberley regions of Western Australia as well as in Perth and surrounding areas. Her commitment to access to housing is inspiring and infectious.” Click the link below to read more.

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Julie Johnson
Julie Johnson

CEO and Managing Director, O’Keefe and Partners “For the 25 plus years of hard work, inspiration and motivation that she has contributed to Not for Profits and philanthropy in Australia.” Click the link below to read more.

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Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM
Kon Karapanagiotidis OAM

CEO and Founder, Asylum Seeker Resource Centre “For his tireless work advocating for and helping the most downtrodden, vulnerable people in Australia.” Click the link below to read more.

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Adam Mooney
Adam Mooney

CEO, Good Shepherd Microfinance “Adam is an advocate for safe, fair and affordable financial services for people on low incomes and he has become a leading voice on issues such as predatory high cost finance options that people in hardship are often forced to use.” Click the link below to read more.

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Aimee Mundt
Aimee Mundt

Co-founder, The Animal Law Institute “An inspiration for dedicating her life to the protection of animals.” Click the link below to read more.

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Seri Renkin
Seri Renkin

CEO, ten20 Foundation “For her advocacy in philanthropy around collective impact.” Click the link below to read more.

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Violet Roumeliotis
Violet Roumeliotis

CEO, Settlement Services International “She is a light for the refugees and asylum seekers. She is very humble and assertive at the same time. She values people’s different culture and works towards a common goal for equal opportunities in Australia.” Click the link below to read more.

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Anastasia Smietanka
Anastasia Smietanka

Co-founder, The Animal Law Institute “A true inspiration who has never wavered from her passion for the protection of animals.” Click the link below to read more.

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Kerry Stubbs
Kerry Stubbs

CEO, Northcott “Kerry is a great advocate for equal rights for people with disability and believes people with disability should have the same choices and opportunities as others in our community. She has championed Northcott’s unique initiatives… and is also a strong supporter of giving people with disability the opportunity to share their stories, make their own decisions and contribute ideas and solutions that will ultimately improve their own lives.” Click the link below to read more.

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Dr Helen Szoke
Dr Helen Szoke

CEO, Oxfam Australia “Helen has been influential as a thought leader on the importance of Australian Aid, impactful climate change policy and on community thinking about growing inequality. I admire her tireless advocacy efforts greatly and can see her leadership at work in the impact Oxfam makes here and overseas.” Click the link below to read more.

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Professor Gillian Triggs
Professor Gillian Triggs

President, Australian Human Rights Commission “Professor Triggs has integrity, resilience and great intelligence. She has suffered great challenges over the last two years and maintained focus and consistency throughout. She is an amazing person and a great role model for women.” Click the link below to read more.

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Malcolm Turnbull
Malcolm Turnbull

Prime Minister of Australia “A man who knows what it takes to to be successful when you have little to fall back on. His comments about the importance of philanthropy shortly after becoming Prime Minister gave the sector an immediate boost. As our top politician, he will continue to have a great deal of influence over the charity and Not for Profit sector.” Click the link below to read more.

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*In light of the revelation that David Hogg, has been found guilty of a single count of sexual intercourse without consent, Pro Bono Australia has made the decision to remove him from the Impact 25 list.

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