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Many thanks to the thousands of amazing Australians doing great things who shared their goals with us this year. Your community spirit, creativity and dedication is truly inspiring. We will announce our 2017 AMP Tomorrow Makers on 16 November, so watch this space.

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund 2017 is closed

What makes an AMP Tomorrow Maker?

AMP Tomorrow Makers are of all ages, come from all walks of life and are pursuing goals in a range of fields – from art to technology, science to social innovation and sport, film, fashion, music, medicine and more.

They are individuals with determination, a definite plan and a desire to make a difference – either by creating something special or inspiring others.

Read more about our past Tomorrow Makers and watch their videos.

We will announce our 2017 recipients on 16 November.

Tung’s vision for justice

As a serving South Australian police investigator and victim of a shooting while on duty, Tung has first-hand experience of the inefficiencies of our criminal justice system.

It was while he was recovering from his injuries that he started thinking about ways to streamline the evidence-gathering process and reduce delays in the judicial system.

His goal is to refine the way police collect, catalogue and present crime scene evidence in a bid to reduce response times and alleviate administrative paperwork. The grant will help him develop his MyEvidence software platform for mobile use and test and develop analysis models for hazardous substance identification.

The implementation of molecular sensing capabilities will also help emergency services safely respond to hazardous situations, including chemical spills and suspicious packages.

“My vision is for the Australian criminal justice system to be regarded as the best in the world. I hope my efforts will improve how justice is administrated and help our emergency services adapt to a dynamic environment.”

Watch Tung’s video here.

AMP’s Tomorrow Fund 2017 has closed.

Elaine Wong
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Elaine Wong

Research engineer, disability advocate
Margarita Tsiros
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Margarita Tsiros

Physiotherapist, physical activity advocate
Tung Tran
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Tung Tran

Police officer, criminal investigator
Diana Santleben
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Diana Santleben

Refugee advocate, community leader
Connor O'Brien
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Connor O’Brien

Writer, literary champion
Michael Milford
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Michael Milford

Maths fan, roboticist, educator
Dennis McNevin
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Dennis McNevin

Forensic scientist, DNA investigator
Peter Liddicoat
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Peter Liddicoat

Materials engineer, scientific leader
Danijela Khra
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Danijela Krha Purssey

Arts enthusiast extraordinaire, curator
Katia Ferrar
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Katia Ferrar

Academic, social justice crusader
Holger Dietrich
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Holger Dielenberg

Educator, mentor, creator
Yarrie Bangura
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Yarrie Bangura

Entrepreneur, role model
Ania Zoltkowski
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Ania Zoltkowski

Ethical fashion expert, designer
Adrian Unger
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Adrian Unger

Fighter, pharmacist, champion
Demi-Louise
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Demi Louise

Global talent, singer-songwriter
Charlotte Smith
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Charlotte Smith

Fashion anthropologist, curator
Geri Simpson
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Geraldine Simpson

Artist, illustrator
Viv Ronnebeck
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Viv Ronnebeck

Thriller fiction champion
James Reynolds
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James Reynolds

Disability advocate, athlete
Josh Rennie Hynes
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Josh Rennie-Hynes

Singer-songwriter, storyteller
Shaun Pianta
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Shaun Pianta

Skier, future Winter Paralympian
Shannon Owen
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Shannon Owen

Documentary futures researcher
Frank Naso
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Frank Naso

Inventor, aged care innovator
Tristan McCarthy
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Tristan McCarthy

Budding small business owner
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Caleb Maru

Student, storyteller, facilitator
Helen L’Orange
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Helen L’Orange AM

Community developer
Michelle Lee
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Michele Lee

Playwright, diversity champion
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Nicholas Lam

Medical researcher, cardiac biologist
Andy Jung
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Andy Jung

Skater, aspiring Winter Olympian
Tamur Jafari
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Tamur Jafari

Boxer, role model
Alice Fraser
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Alice Fraser

Comedian, writer, broadcaster
Hamish Finlayson
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Hamish Finlayson

Community educator, app developer
Alison Flett
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Alison Flett

Live performance promoter
Jeffry Falconer
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Jeffry Falconer

Wildlife champion, rescuer, educator
Ruari Elkington
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Ruari Elkington

Arts advocate, social entrepreneur
Elliott Duncan
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Elliot Duncan

Nanotechnology researcher
Allison Davies
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Allison Davies

Music therapist, community educator
Graham Cullen
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Graham Cullen

Organic food champion
Lee Crockford
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Lee Crockford

Social entrepreneur, mental health advocate
Luke Cosgriff
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Luke Cosgriff

Table tennis champ
Adrian Collins
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Adrian Collins

Biologist, angler
Briana Clark
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Briana Clark

Singer-songwriter, rising talent
Rhett Burraston
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Rhett Burraston

Young Aboriginal leader
Caitlin Brandenburg
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Caitlin Brandenburg

Speech pathology researcher, innovator
Michelle Boyle
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Michelle Boyle

Malaria researcher, role model
Emma Bottomley
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Emma Bottomley

Arts champion, local hero
Simon Bischoff. Headshot
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Simon Bischoff

Filmmaker, adventurer, nature lover
Nic Beveridge
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Nic Beveridge

Triathlete, Rio Paralympian
Emma Beckett
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Emma Beckett

Scientist, biomedical researcher
Georgia Baff
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Georgia Baff

Boardercrosser, future Winter Olympian
Jeff Achtem
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Jeff Achtem

Puppeteer, storyteller, entrepreneur
Jonathan Tang
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Jono Tang

Inspiring athlete, wheelchair racer
Jenna Leo
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Jenna Leo

Social start-up entrepreneur