MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall joined colleagues yesterday in the State Parliament to mark national Where’s William? Week by wearing a blue and red ribbon and attending a special parliamentary event for all Members that promoted the message, ‘if you know something, report it’.
Mr Marshall said the day was a timely reminder of putting politics aside for an important cause.
“I was proud to join with the Deputy Premier and Shadow Justice and Police Minister for a bipartisan event so that all Members could show their support for William Tyrrell and his family,” Mr Marshall said.
“The event was an important tribute to William and the authorities and volunteers working hard to reunite him with his family.
“National Where’s William? Week is being held this week and I urge our local community to take the time to mark this event by promoting William through wearing a ribbon or also hosting a ‘Morning Tea for William Tyrrell’.
“This week marks a year since William Tyrrell went missing from his grandmother’s home and I plead with anyone who knows something to come forward – that piece of information may be the breakthrough the police need.”
Deputy Premier and Minister for Justice and Police Troy Grant said the country stands with William and his community to demand answers.
“I am pleased to hear over 300 calls were made to Crime Stoppers last week in the lead up to Where’s William? Week with events such as Walk for William Day last Saturday attracting thousands in support,” Mr Grant said.
“With more community groups, schools and businesses backing this appeal it will no doubt encourage more people to come forward with information by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.”
The parliamentary event included addresses from a spokesperson for the family, from Hetty Johnson AM, CEO of the campaign’s charity partner Bravehearts Inc. and from Peter Price OAM, Crime Stoppers Australian Director, NSW CEO and Vice President Crime Stoppers International.
The event also featured a performance of the official Where’s William? campaign theme song, ‘Bring Him Home’ by Helpmann Award-winning artist Simon Gleeson.