VICState RecipientAustralian of the Year2004
In 1993 Bernadette McMenamin founded and championed Child Wise Limited, a not for profit company which works towards the attainment of a world free from child exploitation, child sex abuse and child sex tourism. Bernadette is also the co-author of ÔChoose with Care', a resource which promotes world best practise techniques to ensure that organisations are as child safe as possible. Bernadette has made many sacrifices in her own life yet she continues her pursuits travelling far and wide for the sake of our children and their well being. She is a passionate, strong and dedicated woman who is determined to achieve her goals for the betterment of others.