The following is a selection of just some of MPAN’s latest media articles and appearances. Please find a full list of media articles here.
Vodafone has introduced a new dedicated “missing persons” policy so family and friends of customers listed as missing can better manage their account. Its believed to be the first policy of its kind by an Australian telco.
Funds donated by the family of Rye Hunt will help the search for another Tasmanian man, Missing Persons Advocacy Network says.
The incredible generosity shown to a Tasmanian family who flew to Brazil to search for their missing loved one will also benefit others now his ashes have been brought back home.
“Rye was a keen and vocal supporter of this charity, and as such, we would like to show our support in his honour,” the post said.
“We want to do the Sydney Hobart in Dad’s memory, to honour Dad and our uncle, and to raise awareness for Missing Persons Advocacy Network,” Jurss says.
This is an extraordinary story, from an extraordinary woman…
“It’s hard to describe the feeling when someone goes missing; you don’t know whether to grieve or keep hoping for them to come home.”
When Jen was 12 years old her Dad went missing, washed overboard after the 1994 Sydney Hobart yacht race. He was never found.
Five years is a long time, an eternity really when someone you love deeply has gone missing.
Generosity Magazine asks why such a prevalent issue is stifled by stigma and stereotypes.
“This initiative is innovative, direct, effective — the exact type of thing our charity gets excited about.”
This, from Emma Beckett, leads on from a Junkee Junket session she ran about how to raise public awareness about missing persons.
CommBank created the Australian of the Day series and sent PedestrianTV to get to know the woman behind MPAN.
“I speculate continuously. If I just make the right call to the right person, I’ll solve this mystery. If I look in the right place, I’ll find her.”
Did you know it is not a crime to be reported as missing and you don’t need to wait 24 hours to enlist the help of the authorities?
The focus was not just on finding, but helping the missing communicate with their families without disclosing whereabouts.
The power of social media and technology in the search for missing persons. The idea behind MPAN is to arm panicked relatives and friends with practical advice.
CommBank Australian of the Day – Loren O’Keeffe
‘Extra Minutes’ interview with Charles Wooley for Channel Nine’s ’60 Minutes’
A Public Service Announcement from ambassador Deborah Mailman
Vodafone Foundation World of Difference 2014
Monthly segment on Channel Ten’s ‘The Project’
Whilst most radio interviews are not online, please find a selection of the latest on our SoundCloud account here.