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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 shop front

Vodafone introduces new ‘missing persons’ bill policy

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.


Nicola SalleseMoney from ‘Find Rye’ campaign to help search for another missing Tasmanian

Funds donated by the family of Rye Hunt will help the search for another Tasmanian man, Missing Persons Advocacy Network says.

 

Rye HuntDonations to GoFundMe campaign for Rye to benefit MPAN

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 Hunt

#FindRye campaign donates massive amount to charities

“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.

 

Jenifer and SimonTownsville siblings on mission at Magnetic Island Race Week

“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.

 

Loren and MiaLoren O’Keeffe: “I still forget that Dan’s not missing any more.”

This is an extraordinary story, from an extraordinary woman…

 

Jenifer JurssSailing salute to missing family

“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.”

 

Sailboat at sunsetJen’s Journey to Hobart

When Jen was 12 years old her Dad went missing, washed overboard after the 1994 Sydney Hobart yacht race. He was never found.

 

Loren and LoriDaniel O’Keeffe: A mysterious disappearance that turned to tragedy

Five years is a long time, an eternity really when someone you love deeply has gone missing.

 

Loren at Richmond PlazaMore than 100: That’s how many Australians are reported missing every day

Generosity Magazine asks why such a prevalent issue is stifled by stigma and stereotypes.

 

LorenMissing person advocates push to expand search into online ‘blank space’

“This initiative is innovative, direct, effective — the exact type of thing our charity gets excited about.”

 

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How do we get Australia talking about missing persons?

This, from Emma Beckett, leads on from a Junkee Junket session she ran about how to raise public awareness about missing persons.

 

AusOfTheDayThis Aussie created the 1st Missing Persons Guide after her bro vanished

CommBank created the Australian of the Day series and sent PedestrianTV to get to know the woman behind MPAN.

 

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My mum vanished without a trace

“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.”

 

MPAN1Don’t wait 24 hours

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?

 

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Homelessness partnerships to help find missing

The focus was not just on finding, but helping the missing communicate with their families without disclosing whereabouts.

 

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On a mission to reunite Australians

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.

 

Video

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’

Audio

Whilst most radio interviews are not online, please find a selection of the latest on our SoundCloud account here.