Our big-hearted Bevan leading Doing It 4 Allison campaign

STEPPING UP: Bevan Slattery (inset) is leadingh the campaign, doing it for Allison Baden-Clay, and has organised a community rally for this Friday in Brisbane.
STEPPING UP: Bevan Slattery (inset) is leadingh the campaign, doing it for Allison Baden-Clay, and has organised a community rally for this Friday in Brisbane. Contributed

BEVAN Slattery is a building a reputation as community crusader, someone ready to step in when he sees a need.

The successful businessman, who grew up in Rocky, is now leading the public fight against the shock decision to overturn the murder conviction for wife killer Gerard Baden-Clay.

It's the latest cause for the former North Rockhampton High School student after he donated generators to Cyclone Marcia victims and introduced computer code programs to local schools.

The technology entrepreneur is now working alongside Olympian Libby Trickett and Allison Baden-Clay's friend Nicole Morrison to protest against the Court of Appeal's decision to downgrade Baden-Clay's murder conviction to manslaughter.

Bevan has always followed the Baden-Clay case and was dismayed to hear about last week's decision.

"When I heard the verdict it felt unfair, especially knowing the history and seeing what's happened," he said.

"It was heart-wrenching and I put up a Facebook post saying how I was upset about the appeal and how we should do something about it. Remarkably another school friend of mine who went to North Rocky High was good friends with Nicole and put me in touch with her.

"A few days later we were organising a community rally where people will have the opportunity to voice their disappointment. It just shocked people that someone Allison trusted could have done something like that and I think that's why people want to see justice served.

"We really want the government to appeal the decision and we want both the government and legal system to see the disatisfaction the community has surrounding her case.

"If you look over the last two months there have been so many women that have been either seriously hurt or killed by domestic violence and that's been playing in the background.

"While I didn't know Allison, we need to make sure that justice is served against those who offend."

A community rally is being held in Brisbane this Friday.


He donated 40 x 2 kilowatt generators for the city's most vulnerable in the days following Cyclone Marcia.

He purchased the old Morning Bulletin office in Quay St earlier in the year and opened the car park to Quay St workers while the riverbank redevelopment construction was underway.

He's sponsored a range of educational experiences and scholarships at North Rockhampton State High School.

He introduced the Concept-2-Code program into local school curricula and university courses.

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