The Local Hero Award was introduced into the Australian of the Year Awards in 2003. It acknowledges extraordinary contributions made by Australians in their local community.
The 2019 Australia’s Local Hero award was presented to Kate and Tick Everett of Katherine, NT.
After their teenage daughter Amy “Dolly” Everett died in January 2018 following extensive bullying, Kate and Tick Everett founded Dolly’s Dream to create positive change and a legacy to their daughter.
Dolly’s Dream aims to raise awareness about bullying and its potentially devastating effects on children and families. It delivers community education on bullying issues and strategies for preventing and mitigating bullying, through cultural change and victim support.
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