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Statement: The cold case of Lyn Dawson

Our hearts go out to the family and friends of Lynette Dawson.

We believe there should be justice for Lynette, her family and friends. Not knowing what happened to her 36 years ago and the circumstances leading to her disappearance must be extremely difficult for her family to comprehend, and we support all efforts to resolve this.

As a global social movement, we aim to eliminate all forms of men’s violence against women and children and locally, focus on creating an Australian society where all women can live safety, free from violence and abuse.

Whilst we can’t comment on the case and judgements made previously by the DPP and the police, we do hope that justice can be served and those who are responsible are held to account.


For anyone needing support please phone 1800RESPECT for sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling – 1800 737 732

For urgent support call Lifeline 13 11 14

If you are in danger, please call the Police – 000

This policy statement represents the organisational position of White Ribbon Australia. It does not represent the individual opinions and views of our stakeholders, including, but not limited to, our Ambassadors, Advocates, Partners and staff members.

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