Media Centre

For all media queries and interview requests relating to the Alannah & Madeline Foundation, please contact Deborah Morris at or 0450 784 847. For any other enquiries call 03 9697 0666.


Our spokespeople can provide expert comment and media briefings on a number of specialist topics, including child safety and wellbeing, bullying, cyber bullying and cyber safety.

  • Lesley Podesta - Chief Executive Officer, Alannah & Madeline Foundation
  • Linda Barry - General Manager, Programs, Alannah & Madeline Foundation
  • Judi Fallon - Connect Facilitator, Alannah & Madeline Foundation 

Click here for more information on our spokespeople.

Media releases 2018

19 March 2018 - $2.3 billion bullying burden to follow Australian school students

Media releases 2017

17 March 2017 - Tasmania stepping up action on bullying in schools

6 February 2017 -
Time for Business to Connect

18 January 2017 - 
Police boss and IT pioneer join Foundation Board 

Key statistics:

  • The Foundation has helped more than 2 million children over the past 22 years
  • 1 in 5 Australian children reported being bullied in the past 12 months
  • More than 75,000 Buddy Bags have been distributed
  • More than 2300 schools across Australia are currently participating in the eSmart Schools program.
  • More than 75% of Australian libraries are registered for eSmart
  • More than 230,000 Australian students are learning how to be smart, safe and responsible withe the eSmart Digital Licence

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