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    Inspiring Australians' Breakfast with Mechelle Turvey

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    Auspire - Australia Day Council WA presents an Inspiring Australians Breakfast with WA 2024 Australian of the Year, Mechelle Turvey.

    In 2022, Mechelle Turvey’s 15-year-old son, Cassius Turvey, was assaulted coming home from school. Tragically, the Noongar Yamatji schoolboy died of his injuries 10 days later.  

    Cassius’ death sparked a national day of action across Australia, with rallies and vigils to express grief, anger, hurt and solidarity with his loved ones. Mechelle, still grieving the recent death of her husband Sam, led the march in Perth. She gave a powerful speech about her son, calling for calm and non-violence – and the need for proper care for victims of crime and their families. 

    In 2023, Mechelle began utilising her lived experiences by training Western Australia Police Force recruits in dealing with victims of crime with empathy and support. 

    Some may say Mechelle has become an "Accidental Leader" following her experience, but through her life, she has volunteered to support her community, including helping people in prison. She has donated much of the money raised for Cassius to youth organisations.

    Her courage, care and compassion for others are exemplary.

    Mechelle has also been recognised as City of Swan's 2024 Community Citizen of the Year and was a finalist for the 2023 Human Rights Award.

    Join us to meet and hear from the incredibly inspiring, Mechelle Turvey, in person.

    Proudly supported by City of Swan and P&N Bank.

    Breakfast included. Book by Tuesday 11 June to guarantee dietary requirements are met.

    Table size is 10. A tax invoice is provided for tax purposes.

    Please be advised this event may include distressing content.

    Please be advised this event may include photography.

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