Jacquie Petrusma, Minister for Women

Barnardos Mother of the Year

Thursday, 4th April 2019

On behalf of the Tasmanian Government, I would like to offer my warm congratulations to Barnardos 2019 Tasmanian Mother of the Year Sallee Zanardi.

Sallee is mother to 11 children, aged between four months and 23 years – a truly amazing feat.

In addition to raising four of her own children, Sallee is raising seven other children as a foster mother since 2013.

Foster carers like Sallee give their time, affection, and open up their homes to raise children in a supportive and loving environment.

Sallee is a shining example of the goodwill and care that exists in our community, and this award highlights the selfless work of all foster carers in Tasmania.

Once again, I congratulate Sallee on her well-deserved recognition, and wish her and her family all the best for their future.