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Grace under fire

Australian Story

Grace Tame raised her voice and started a revolution that would change the national conversation.

  • Greg Hassall and Winsome Denyer
  • ABC

But being Australian of the Year has taken a toll.

Grace Tame has lost track of the number of speeches she’s given since being named Australian of the Year.

She just knows she can’t keep up this pace forever.

But the speech that had perhaps the most profound impact on her is the one she gave to senior students and teachers at St Michael’s Collegiate school in Hobart.

For it was here, 11 years earlier, that she was groomed and sexually abused over six months by a…

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