Northside Community Leaders meet to tackle domestic violence

Northside community leaders will gather this month to discuss ways the local community can work together to tackle domestic violence.

The Member for Nudgee, Leanne Linard and the Member for Sandgate, Stirling Hinchliffe, will host a Domestic Violence Roundtable, one of a number being held across Queensland to discuss local responses to domestic and family violence.

The announcement comes after a dark week in South-East Queensland, which has seen 3 lives lost at the hands of family members, and their loved ones’ worlds torn apart
The Minister for Communities and Women, Shannon Fentiman, will also attend the Roundtable to hear firsthand from representatives of local service providers, women’s refuges, the Queensland Police and other domestic violence support services about the challenges they are facing and ideas they have when it comes to addressing domestic violence.

“There is rightly a great deal of interest and concern about this issue. Stopping the blight of domestic and family violence is everybody’s business and only by working together can we hope to eliminate it,” Ms Linard said.

“The roundtable will be a good opportunity to unite community leaders and service providers to discuss and share ideas with the Government about how we can all work together to bring about positive change on this important issue.”

Stirling Hinchliffe said he hoped to bring together a broad group of key stakeholders and community members to discuss local solutions.

“This is a valuable opportunity for our community to discuss the Government’s commitment to implementing all of the 140 recommendations in the Not Now, Not Ever: Putting an End to Domestic and Family Violence in Queensland report.”

The need for the whole community to work together against domestic and family violence was one of the central themes of the report.

The Queensland Government has announced that it will implement all 140 recommendations and has already started working in a number of ways to help tackle domestic and family violence, including a plan to build two new crisis shelters and a $49 million fund over five years for domestic violence prevention and support services across Queensland.

Media Contact:
Nudgee Electorate Office, Ph 07 3638 7100
Sandgate Electorate Office, Ph 07 3639 9100

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