Tragic death inspired Senior Australian of the Year 2022 Val Dempsey's first aid for Learner drivers campaign

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By Lanie Tindale
Updated January 26 2022 - 8:42am, first published 6:00am
Val Dempsey is Senior Australian of the Year 2022. Picture: Keegan Carroll

Senior Australian of the Year for 2022 and St John Ambulance ACT volunteer Val Dempsey has opened up about the personal tragedy that inspired her campaign to get every Australian to learn first aid.

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