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Media Release: Connections key to reducing incidence and impact of missing persons

This is a joint media release issued by the Australian Federal Police and Victoria Police.

Police are urging families, friends, colleagues, and communities across Australia to stay connected this National Missing Persons Week (31 July – 6 August), which launched today in Melbourne to draw attention to people in our community who are still missing.

The...

International Missing Childeren's Day graphic, also Forget-me-not promotional pin

Don’t forget them this International Missing Children’s Day

On 25 August 1973, 11-year-old Joanne Ratcliffe took four-year-old Kirste Gordon to the bathroom during an AFL match at the Adelaide Oval. They had gone to the bathroom together earlier while Joanne’s parents and Kirste’s grandmother watched the game, but this time round they didn’t return to their seats. After 15 minutes Joanne’s mother went to find them.

They were gone.

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Promotion video still of Joanne Ratcliff and Kirste Gordon disaperance

Media Release: Australians asked to not forget our missing children

Remembering those children who are still missing and supporting loved ones in their search are key elements to this year’s International Missing Children’s Day campaign, a day recognised globally on 25 May each year.

The Australian Federal Police (AFP), through its National Missing Persons Coordination Centre (NMPCC), is launching the campaign in Canberra today.

The day...

National Missing Persons Week 'Stay Connected'

In 2016 the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre will focus on raising awareness of the impacts of missing persons within the community. Our key message 'Missing persons leave frayed edges, Stay connected' reminds us all of the importance of staying connected with family and friends and enhancing the support networks for those most at risk of going missing.

 

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Beach sceen with summer of hope logo

Media Release: Summerofhope profiling long-term missing persons

More than 35,000 people are reported missing in Australia each year, with an estimated 2,000 people currently listed as a long-term missing person—missing for more than three months.

That is why initiatives such as our #summerofhope campaign are vital to raise awareness of missing persons in our community.

The campaign aims to engage directly with the online community in the...

Day for Daniel - 'Capital to the Coast'

The ‘Capital to the Coast’ tour was a joint initiative between the AFP and the Daniel Morcombe Foundation which took place in the week leading into Day for Daniel in October 2015. The Daniel Morcombe Foundation promotional truck, ‘Big Red’, toured primary schools from Canberra to the NSW South Coast delivering child safety...

Daniel Morcombe Foundation Big Red promotional Truck

Media Release: Big Red to deliver child safety messages from capital to coast

The Daniel Morcombe Foundation’s ‘Big Red’ truck will feature in the inaugural ‘Capital to the Coast’ tour next month (October), in support of Day for Daniel 2015.

In the week preceding Day for Daniel on October 30, ‘Big Red’ will travel from Canberra to the NSW South Coast delivering child safety presentations to primary schools from Queanbeyan to Batemans Bay, through to Narooma...

Media scrum following the launch of National Missing Persons Week 2015

Media Release: National Missing Persons Week urges Australians to 'Follow Your Instincts'

The Australian Federal Police and NSW Police Force have launched the 2015 National Missing Persons Week campaign to raise awareness of the issues and impacts surrounding missing persons.

Acting Australian Federal Police Commissioner Michael Phelan and NSW Police Force Assistant Commissioner Peter Barrie officially launched the week-long campaign in Sydney today (Monday 3 August 2015),...

Follow Your Instincts

Research shows there are several myths about missing persons commonly held within the community. One of the NMPCC's awareness objectives is to dispel these myths in the hope that awareness of the facts will reduce the incidence of missing persons. In 2015 the National Missing Persons Coordination Centre will focus on raising awareness within the community of the common myths and facts...

Media Release: Global missing children campaign launched to help bring them home

Minister for Justice the Hon. Michael Keenan and AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin encouraged Australians to continue their efforts to locate those still missing at the launch of International Missing Children’s Day 2015 today.

The day will be recognised globally on Monday 25 May, with this year’s focus being on the safe location and recovery of children who have been abducted by a parent...

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Missing Person Susan Maddern

Susan MADDERN

Susan Maddern had been living on a farm in Western Creek after recently moving to Tasmania from Victoria. Susan was last seen along the Western Creek Road, Western Creek. It is...

Missing Person Sonia Naylor

Sonya NAYLOR

Sonya Marie Naylor, then aged 19, and Roy Frederick Naylor, then aged 27, were last seen alive in July 1984 at a motel on Anzac Highway...

Missing Person in New South Wales Eric Warburton

Eric WARBURTON

Eric Warburton was reported missing by a friend in August 1988 after it was established that he had not been seen or heard from since around the time of November, 1987. Eric...

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