Our Patron

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Ita Buttrose, AO, OBE. Australian of the Year 2013

Ita Buttrose was appointed Australian of the Year for 2013. Prior to Ita’s appointment she accepted the position of Patron at Karitane.

Ita is one of Australia’s most respected and loved media personalities. She will be remembered for her trail blazing feats with such high profile magazines as Women’s Weekly and Cleo. In recent years she has become a successful author, radio and television personality and was featured in the television mini-series Paper Giants.

As a former client, Ita brings to Karitane a compassionate and deep understanding of the services provided to young Australian families.

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