pre and post Missing Persons Week
AUSTRALIAN MEDIA COVERAGE
Missing Persons Week 4-10th August 2002
All the stories from
above will be added when I have time.
a city where no one can hear you scream:
woman has been in a coma in hospital for eight days.
don't know who she is. No-one has reported her missing.
Missing Persons Unit
and an empty sadness
Telegraph 02-08-02 p21
Missing Persons Unit Launch MP Week
fear the worst
Have you seen Kea Callcut?
urged to make contact again
News 04-08-02 p6
News 04-08-02 p6
people urged to call home as relatives wait in hope
Missing Persons Week begins today, with 30,000 sad stories
Features Australia's 'Missing'
tackle mystery of our lost and found
urge missing to contact families
trace, but still some hope
urged to phone
News 06-08-02 p7
29 years, Kirste's parents have a place to grieve
those who have loved and lost, and want to find again
into the unknown
plea to contact relatives
Bulletin 08-08 p7
a reason to get in touch
Miner 09-08-02 p7
with shared emptiness
Telegraph 09-08-02 p18
Missing people found during Missing Persons Week
Bulletin 17-08 p2
30,000 are reported missing every year, 5000 of them in Queensland. In
Queensland alone, police have about 550 current missing person files".
(The Courier-Mail, August 3, 2002 p9).
Unit officer-in-charge Detective Senior Sergeant David Hickey said '5600
people were reported missing every year [in Qld?] and 98 per cent
of them were located.'" (Townsville Bulletin August 8, 2002 p7).
30,000 people are reported missing in Australia....A total of 389 were
missing in the Territory last year, police revealed yesterday. Territory
police yesterday appealed to 36 missing people: ``Find a way to say
you're okay.'' (Northern Territory News, August 6, 2002 Page
5000 people are reported missing in South Australia each year - but only
a few disappear for long. Most are located just hours or several days later,
although the files on some cases remain open for decades. In the 12 months
to June 30, 5491 people were reported missing with only 14 not found."
(The Advertiser, August 5, 2002 page 14).
the victims without a voice -- men and women, young and old, who have vanished
without a trace. Every year hundreds of people disappear across NSW." (The
Daily Telegraph August 2, 2002 Page 21).
150 missing people were found by NSW police during Missing Persons Week."
(Townsville Bulletin 17th Aug, 2002 P2).
found during Missing Persons Week
- Nearly 150 missing people were found by NSW police during Missing Persons
Week. More than 280 calls were received during the week, which ran from
August 4 to 11, a figure police said was an improvement on last year's
number. "The families and friends of missing people suffer a great deal
of anxiety and trauma and, thanks to the response from the community, we've
been able to lessen that burden for the families and friends of some of
those people," Sergeant Steve Jeffery from the Missing Persons Unit said
in a statement. A total of 146 people were located over the week, he said.
(AAP, August 16)
28 July 2002 | ABC Radio, Background
Briefing on ABC Radio National. "Scott
Wales: That person sitting next to you on the bus, or asking for a handout
in the street, or even living next door, may be one of the thousands of
people officially missing. In fact each year, 30,000 people are reported
missing in Australia, although most are found or turn up within a few weeks.
But some are never found, some don't want to be found and some don't even
know that anyone is looking for them. What is known is that over the past
few decades, there are still perhaps as many as 2,000 whose whereabouts
remain a mystery. So who are they? Well, there's no firm demographic for
missing. Such cases aren't typically male or female, and they don't fit
any one social or economic stereotype. About the only outstanding feature
is that most of them are young.... more
July 31 | Source: National
Missing Persons Unit MEDIA RELEASE
Commonwealth Government’s National Missing Persons Unit (NMPU), at the
Australian Bureau of Criminal Intelligence, advises all media outlets that
this year’s National Missing Persons Week will be held from August 4-10,
campaign, “Find a way to say you’re ok!”, will be coordinated by the NMPU
in conjunction with police services around the country, the Australian
Red Cross, the Salvation Army, International Social Service, Kids Help
Line and other community groups working in the missing persons area.
for the ACT, Margaret Reid, will launch the Week in Canberra on Monday
5 August 2002.
August 2002 | Sources: National
Missing Persons Unit
a way to say you’re OK!
have to call. There are so many ways to communicate with people who
may be missing you. So whether you send a postcard or letter, an
email or mobile phone text message, just find a way to let someone know
that you’re OK.
was published on their site
@ Friday August 2, 2002 at 10.37pm. Too late for all but one of
the activities. Note also that Queensland is non existent.-Ed
August: Launch of Rotary ‘Speaking to Youth’ initiative, 9.15-9.45am School
Hall, Campbell High School, Campbell, ACT. Contact: National Missing Persons
Unit, Ph: 02-62435650 or 0419-262574 30 July: Memorial Church Service for
missing persons and their families followed by morning tea at 9.30am, All
Saints Anglican Church, Ainslie Event: Promotion of Week on Canberra Milk
cartons Contact: Mandy Buckley Ph: 02-62567478
Territory Display at NT Show, Contact: Missing Persons Unit, NT Police
Service Ph: 08-89223548
at a major shopping centres Contact: Det Supt Paul Schramm (SA Police Service)
Australia Contact: Sgt Bert Van der Woude Ph: 08-94925471
July: Official launch of National Missing Persons Week, 11am and the unveiling
of memorial (built through the efforts of Zonta Club of Queensborough)
Dru Point, Margate, Tasmania.
School students participate in a rememberance service to commemorate all
outstanding missing persons in Tasmania at 11am. Contact: Const Greg Roberts,
30 July: Ecumenical
Church service, Uniting Church Arncliffe. Begins in the Garden of Hope
and remembrance at 1.30pm onwards. Afternoon tea to follow. Contact: Maree
Dawes Ph: 0418-231667
Open day at MPU for families of long term missing persons, 1 August.Contact:
Sgt Jeff Emery Ph: 02-9689-7388 Church Service, Sawtel Uniting Church Coffs
Harbour, 2pm 6 August. Contact: Evonne Roach Ph: 02-6658 2356
30 July: Victoria
Missing Persons Committee; ‘Coping with unresolved grief: lessons for the
future’ Seminar at Waratah Hall, St Michael’s Centre, 120 Collins Street
Melbourne, 12-1pm . Contact: Lynette Kramer, Uniting Church ‘Mingary Manager’
Ph: 03-96545120.31 July: Media Launch‘centre-bounce area’ of the MCG by
Chief Commissioner of Police Neil Comrie 11.30amContact: Roger Membrey
Opening of a special section at ‘Bunorong Memorial Park’ for missing persons,
& Mark Schloss Ph: 03-97755994
What happened to Qld?
Townsville Bulletin AUG 17, 2002 Page 2
people found during Missing Persons Week AAP General News, Aug 16, 2002
with shared emptiness The Daily Telegraph, AUG 09, 2002 p18
reason to get in touch Northern Miner AUG 09, 2002 p7
who have loved and lost, and want to find again The Advertiser, AUG 06,
the unknown The Australian, AUG 07, 2002 p9
to contact relatives Townsville Bulletin AUG 08, 2002 p7
to phone The NT News, AUG 06, 2002 p7
After 29 years,
Kirste's parents have a place to grieve The Advertiser, AUG 06, 2002 p13
missing to contact families The Australian, AUG 05, 2002 p5
but still some hope The Advertiser, AUG 05, 2002 p14
urged to call home as relatives wait in hope AAP General News, Aug 04,
Persons Week begins today, with 30,000 sad stories , AAP General
News, Aug 04, 2002
mystery of our lost and found , The Australian, AUG 05, 2002 p5
to make contact again , The NT News, AUG 04, 2002 p6
they? The NT News, AUG 04, 2002 p6
you seen Kea Callcut? AAP General News, Aug 03, 2002
an empty sadness The Daily Telegraph, AUG 02, 2002 p21
the worst The Courier Mail, AUG 03, 2002 p9
In a city where
no one can hear you scream:
Telegraph reports today that a woman has been in a coma in hospital for
eight days and police do not know who she is because no-one has reported
Telegraph 04-07-2002 page 27.