Hetty Johnston

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Hetty Margarete Johnston, AM (born 27 September 1958), is the Founder and Executive Director of Bravehearts Inc., an organisation advocating for better child protection in Australia. She is a lobbyist, who often highlights and promotes action against pedophilia within media, families, schools and in the general community. She declared in September 2012 a desire "to make Australia the safest place in the world for children".[citation needed]

Johnston has published a book detailing her beliefs called In the Best Interests of the Child.[1] Hetty Johnston has been named the QLD Australian of the Year 2015.


In 2004 Hetty Johnston unsuccessfully stood for a Queensland Senate seat in the federal election.


  1. ^ Souter, Fenella (23 October 2004). "The kids'crusader". The Sydney Morning Herald (Sydney, Australia). p. 27. 

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