Help us end do­mes­tic and fam­ily vi­o­lence

Isis Town and Country - - Opinion -

WE NEED your help! The Isis Town & Coun­try is part of APN’s state-wide me­dia cam­paign to end do­mes­tic vi­o­lence, and we would love your sup­port. We have a pe­ti­tion, which we will be send­ing di­rectly to the pre­miers of NSW and Queens­land, lob­by­ing for the in­tro­duc­tion of spe­cial­ist fam­ily vi­o­lence courts and the in­tro­duc­tion of re­spect­ful relationships ed­u­ca­tion in all schools. The cam­paign has the sup­port of Aus­tralian of the Year Rosie Batty, Queens­land Chief Jus­tice Tim Car­mody and re­tired league le­gend Steve Re­nouf, who grew up see­ing a lot of al­co­hol abuse and fam­ily vi­o­lence. For once, do­mes­tic vi­o­lence is on the state and na­tional agenda, and we have the chance to bring about some mean­ing­ful change. We’re ask­ing you to sup­port this cam­paign by go­ing to the fol­low­ing web pages and sign­ing our pe­ti­tion. And share it across your so­cial me­dia net­works. Please go to­mu­ni­­dvqld or­mu­ni­­dvnsw (there are two sep­a­rate pe­ti­tions run­ning for Queens­land and NSW – you choose who you want to lobby). We would also love if you could print out a copy of this pe­ti­tion and en­cour­age peo­ple to sign up. Once it’s full, let us know and a News Mail or Town & Coun­try rep will come and pick it up. We can have some gen­uine im­pact here. The sta­tis­tics tell us you will know peo­ple who have been af­fected by do­mes­tic and fam­ily vi­o­lence. This is an op­por­tu­nity to make a dif­fer­ence in some­one’s life, now and into the fu­ture. Matthew McIn­er­ney, Town & Coun­try

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