One person goes missing every 14 minutes in Australia; more than 38,000 every year. It also translates to one hundred Australians a day. While the majority are found within a relatively short period of time, hundreds remain missing long term.
MPAN humanises these missing loved ones with the 100 A DAY campaign, through free advertising space across a number of different platforms.
Missing persons is not solely a police issue; it is a community issue. MPAN’s work encourages a collaborative effort and the media, corporate sector, government, emergency services and collective public are increasingly willing and able to share the responsibility accordingly.
If you would like to support this campaign as an individual, or through work, please find downloadable posters below.
The campaign is the first of its kind in Australia, and we are seeking sponsorship for its continuation and growth.
We have been very fortunate to secure ongoing advertising space with APN, Fairfax, The Big Issue, ACE Radio, and AFL Footy Records amongst other networks.
The Big Issue, 24 October – 6 November 2014
Nick Sallese is a much-loved father, grandfather, uncle and brother. He went missing from Sheffield, Tasmania in 2008.
Nick is missed for his companionship at the local bowls club, and for his love of his grandchildren.
He was 69 years old when he was last seen by family.
150cm tall / green-grey eyes / grey hair (bald on top)
For more info: facebook.com/HelpfindNicolaSallese
The Big Issue, 12 – 25 September 2014
Nick Veljanovski is a son, brother, boyfriend, grandson, nephew, car-enthusiast and music lover. He went missing from Bundeena, New South Wales in 2014.
Nick is missed for his sense of humour, DIY skills, kindness, BBQs and willingness to help.
He was 28 years old when he disappeared.
180cm tall / blue eyes / red hair
For more info: facebook.com/nickcomehome
The Big Issue, 15 – 28 August 2014
Sandrine Jourdan is a mother, sister, niece, aunt and artist. She went missing from Caboolture, Queensland in 2012.
Sandrine is missed for her laughter, smile, love of adventure and the outdoors.
She was 39 years old when her family last saw her.
164cm tall / brown eyes / brown hair
For more info: facebook.com/MissingSandrineJourdan
The Big Issue, 18 – 31 July 2014
Owen Redman is a brother, uncle, friend, actor, musical collaborator and creative spirit.
He went missing from Brunswick, Victoria in 1991. Owen is missed for his kindness, love of nature, humour, sense of adventure, free-spiritedness and musical taste.
Owen was 25 years old at the time of his disappearance.
176cm tall / blue-hazel eyes / light brown hair
For more info: facebook.com/HelpFindOwen
The Big Issue, 4 – 17 July 2014
Lorrin is a mum, sister, best friend and a hero to her five kids.
She went missing from Bannockburn, Victoria in 2013. Lorrin is missed for her love of reading and writing, appreciation of music and obsession with licorice allsorts.
Lorrin was 40 when she disappeared.
170cm tall / brown eyes / brown hair
For more info: facebook.com/pages/Missing-Person-Lorrin-Jane-Whitehead
The Mail Times, 23 May 2014
Donny is a brother, mate, uncle to a niece he hasn’t met yet and dirt bike enthusiast.
He went missing from Echuca, Victoria in 2012. Donny is missed for his politeness, company at the skate park and appreciation of music.
Donny was 16 years old at the time of his disappearance.
173cm tall / blue-green eyes / light brown hair
For more info: facebook.com/MissingDonnyGovan
Bank of Melbourne, 24 July – 9 August 2014
Dan is a brother, uncle, friend, teacher, mentor, chocoholic and pan-pacific champion of Brazilian Jiu Jitsu.
He went missing from Geelong, Victoria in 2011. Dan is missed for his dad jokes, random facts, delicious pesto pasta and ridiculous giggle.
Dan was 24 years old at the time of his disappearance.
180cm tall / hazel eyes / brown hair
For more info: facebook.com/dancomehome
Radio presenter Sandra Moon recorded a series of 30-second ads as well as an interview with Owen Redman’s brother, Dylan, for National Missing Persons Week (listen here). The ads are aired during programs like Neil Mitchell, Fitzy and Wippa, Kyle and Jackie O and Top 40 Australia.
Listen to the ads
Please distribute the following posters anywhere you can (e.g. local shops, bus stops, workplace, social media network) and let us know so that we can tell the family. Hashtags like #mpan and #100aday work too!