Allison Murphy Memorial Scholarship

Alli was Geelong-raised, attended Clonard College for secondary education, then completed a Bachelor of Arts (Journalism) at Deakin University’s Geelong Campus.  Alli’s vocation became strategic communication, and she worked as a federal parliamentary media adviser to former Senator Judith Troeth, then across private, public and not-for-profit sectors.

In 2004 Alli founded Redstick Strategic Communications a public affairs consultancy specialising in government relations, community engagement, and public relations.  In the ensuing decade Alli played a critical role in many key Geelong achievements – Simonds Stadium redevelopments, TAC’s relocation to Geelong, Geelong Ring Road construction, Princes Highway duplication, Avalon Airport’s expansion and Deakin University’s Medical School to name a few.

Alli advised pro-bono to several community organisations including Northern Futures, Geelong Gallery, Time for Youth, Karingal Foundation and Anam Cara House. Alli was a trusted advisor, strategist and confidante. She was a leader, a mentor and a great friend to so many. Above all, Alli was a loving, and loved, wife to Peter, mum to Charley and Lucy and step mum to Tom.

Alli tragically passed away on 25 February 2014, aged 42.

The Allison Murphy Scholarship is dedicated to the memory of Allison (Alli) Murphy.  It is a tangible memorial to the life and contribution of Alli whose prevailing passion, along with her family, was the community of Geelong. In Alli’s honour, the Scholarship will give women from the Geelong region the opportunity to follow in Alli’s footsteps and study at Deakin University majoring in political studies, media or marketing.