State united against bullying
TACKLING bullying is firmly on the national agenda, with both sides of Queensland politics wanting to fix the problem.
Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk will today hold a round table discussion on cyberbullying with experts and stakeholders in the field.
Ms Palaszczuk has requested the Prime Minister’s support for the issue be discussed at the next Council of Australian Governments meeting in Canberra next month.
Liberal National Party leader Deb Frecklington offered the LNP’s support to put the fight against bullying on the agenda.
“As a mother of three daughters I know only too well the difficult and sometimes painful path our kids must travel these days,” Ms Frecklington said.
“It breaks my heart every time I hear that bullying has played a part in the loss of another one of our precious young people – but it’s well and truly time to channel our hurt into action.
“As I said only a week ago, this issue is above politics and I feel strongly that we as politicians, parents, carers and everyday Queenslanders must work together to protect our kids from this insidious threat.
“The LNP stands ready to support measures that tackle all forms of bullying in our state and across the nation.”