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    Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

    Logan walks against domestic and family violence

    Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, Minister for Child Safety and Minister for Multicultural Affairs
    The Honourable Shannon Fentiman

    Sunday, October 11, 2015

    Logan walks against domestic and family violence

    Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, and Waterford MP Shannon Fentiman today stood proudly alongside members of the Logan community to pledge her commitment to eliminating domestic and family violence.

    The rally, which attracted hundreds of supporters, was also attended by Logan Mayor Pam Parker, Federal Member for Rankin Jim Chalmers, State Minister for Health and Member for Woodridge Cameron Dick, and Minister for Housing and Public Works, Science and Innovation, and Member for Algester Leeanne Enoch.

    The event held at Logan Gardens was part of the Safer Families, Better Communities Day of Action organised by the Local Government Association of Queensland.

    Minister Fentiman said it was heartening to see so many Logan locals join communities across Queensland to send a strong message that domestic and family violence will not be tolerated.

    “In cities and towns all over Queensland, from Cairns to the Gold Coast, local Mayors have called their community together to publicly take a stand against domestic and family violence,” Ms Fentiman said. 

    “Tackling domestic and family violence is the Queensland Government’s highest priority and I am so pleased that local government and community leaders have joined the fight.

    “Local community groups and clubs have already begun actively addressing ways to tackle domestic violence, such as the male-led Logan Brotherhood United campaign and Logan football clubs who recently committed to having all senior players complete a domestic violence prevention course.

    “Everyone has a role to play – whether it’s making sure the young people in our lives know what respectful relationships look like, calling out sexist behaviour in the workplace, fundraising for the local domestic violence service, or educating sportsmen and women to be leaders on this issue – we can all contribute to the cultural change required to end this violence,” she said.

    The Queensland Government has taken action on more than half of the Not Now Not Ever Report recommendations, including legislating for harsher penalties, improving the police response, trialling a dedicated magistrate and specialist court and establishing a death review panel.

    The Government is seeking input into the Violence Against Women Prevention Plan as part of the consultation on the draft Domestic and Family Violence Prevention Strategy, which closes on 16 November. 

    For more information about the Government’s work to tackle domestic and family violence and violence against women go to www.communities.qld.gov.au/gateway/end-domestic-and-family-violence

    To get help for yourself or someone you know, call DVConnect Womensline on 1800 811 811 or Mensline on 1800 600 636. For more information, visit www.qld.gov.au/trustyourinstinct

     

    Media Contact: Minister Fentiman’s office 3719 7518