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Saving Our Kids: Fireside chat with Madonna King and Jon Rouse

Wednesday, 6 September, 2023 at 6:00 pm 8:00 pm AEST

Join Madonna King and Jon Rouse APM in a fireside chat about how we can protect our children from sexual abuse and exploitation

Madonna King’s new book tells the inside story of Taskforce Argos, the renowned Queensland Police team dedicated to prosecuting offenders of online child sexual exploitation and saving children from harm. Collaborating with Jon, Madonna writes about their investigations, from undercover cases to operations on a global scale. She explores what makes a victim and what makes an abuser, and distils the work that goes into bringing down perpetrators. “Saving Our Kids” highlights the dangers lurking in every child’s smartphone, web browser, and computer game. It is the story of the tireless work of saving children from the online manipulation that is stealing their innocence, and raises awareness of how we can all protect the children in our lives.

This fireside chat will give deeper meaning to your work in fighting against child sexual exploitation facilitated online, and leave you inspired by the importance of what you do on a daily basis.

Your speakers

Madonna King is one of Australia’s most accomplished journalists, having won awards for her ABC Radio Brisbane Mornings current affairs program. She writes for publications such as Nine, Crikey and The New Daily, and is the author of numerous bestselling books.

Jon Rouse is one of the world’s most recognised and influential figures in the fight against child sexual exploitation. He has 39 years’ law enforcement experience with QPS, 26 of those years spent leading Task force Argos. Jon joined the ICMEC Australia Board in December 2022 as part of his continued commitment to protecting and saving children from sexual exploitation and abuse.


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