State united against bul­ly­ing

Central Queensland News - - NEWS -

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.”

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