Queensland Young Australian of the Year 2010
Creator, Street Swag (Homeless Shelter)
After realising the negative effect sleeping on cement had on the homeless, Jean Madden designed the Street Swag made from a super lightweight waterproofed canvas with a high-density foam mattress that also has room for extra belongings. Jean has given away over 11,000 Street Swags to the homeless and has now begun providing Street Swags to aid and relief organisations in other countries. This year Jean was the first Australian winner of the world's largest design awards, INDEX.