THE local community is getting a rare chance to hear from 2015 Australian of the Year, Rosie Batty, when the Shepparton Chamber of Commerce and Industry brings her to Shepparton for a special luncheon event.

Rosie Batty knows pain no woman should have to suffer after her son, Luke was killed by his father, Greg Anderson in a violent incident in February 2014.

Rosie became an outspoken and dynamic crusader against domestic violence, which led her to be named Australian of the Year in January 2015.

Before her recent shift to focus on less public-facing advocacy work, Rosie ran the Never Alone campaign, which led the push for a national change in conversation around family violence to put victims at the centre of all decisions.

Rosie is now The Chair of the Victim Survivors’ Advisory Council for the Victorian Government, which is in response to the country’s first Royal Commission into Family Violence.

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 and more recently received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of the Sunshine Coast.

She is also an Ambassador for Our Watch and the Lort Smith Animal Hospital, Patron of Doncare Community Services and a recipient of The Pride of Australia National Courage Medal.

Rosie will discuss the importance of a company’s part to play in advocating against violence, the importance of things such as leave for domestic violence and family violence victims, company culture and what a company can do about it and speak on raising awareness around the impact it has on the community and the workplace.

For further details on the event and ticket prices, email info@sheppartonchamber.com.au or phone 0407 503 886 or purchase your tickets by clicking here.

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