Lisa Wilkinson has taken to Instagram to thank Grace Tame for 'making noise' during her time as Australian of the Year after the 27-year-old went viral for photos of her giving Prime Minister Scott Morrison side-eye went viral on Tuesday.
Grace was clearly uncomfortable standing beside ScoMo while attending the 2022 Australian of the Year Finalists Morning Tea at The Lodge in Canberra on Tuesday morning with the advocate for sexual abuse survivors refusing to make eye contact and didn't smile for photos.
The photos quickly went viral with many praising Grace for not smiling and pretending she was happy to be standing with the Prime Minister.
"Thank you Grace," Lisa wrote. "Thank you for always speaking your truth. Thank you for never wavering from your passionate fight for justice for survivors of sexual assault.
"Thank you for doing everything within your power to make sure over the last 12 months that those in charge were listening, and acting on much-needed change."
The Project host continued, "Thank you for an incredible year of using your platform so wisely, thoughtfully, passionately and authentically.
"Thank you too for showing us the searing power of female friendship. The combined force of nature that you and [Brittany Higgins] have now become, gives so many of us hope for the future.
"Grace, the imprint you leave as Australian Of The Year will be felt for generations to come."
Lisa finished by saying, "Finally, and most importantly Grace, thank you for making noise…just like you promised you would."
Grace commented on the post, "I'm crying," adding, "Thank you, Lisa."
The Block's Shaynna Blaze added, "Beautifully said," while another follower commented, "Some people don’t like the truth!! All power to you Grace... Fantastic year representing!"
"Grace we love you," a third said. "Thank you for all you've done. Especially for today. You did what we all want to do."
Grace has been open with her dislike of the Morrison government and proudly supported Brittany Higgins, a former Liberal Party staffer, when she claimed she was sexually assaulted inside Parliament House and later accused the government of covering it up.
Morrison went on to apologise to Brittany for her experience but shared it was due to advice he'd received from his wife to think about the situation as if it were one of his own children.
Grace hit out at him at the time, saying, "It shouldn't take having children to have a conscience."
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