Bid to put an end to family violence
A CAMPAIGN to stop violence in Aboriginal communities took centre stage at an event at Crown Perth recently.
The Ochre Ribbon Day was launched at Crown in partnership with the Aboriginal Family Legal Service (AFLS) on February 10.
AFLS chief executive Corrina Martin said Crown Perth was ahead of the game in its commitment to Aboriginal people and employment in the industry.
About 200 people attended the event and Commissioner for Children and Young People Colin Pettit, the WA Ombudsman Chris Field and the Department of Child Protection and Family Support Director General Emma White all participated in a panel discussion about how different agencies could work together to tackle the problem.
“It is mutually beneficial for the private sector, such as Crown, to be involved with community events such as the Ochre Ribbon, as family violence is everyone’s problem,” Sharon Ninyette, Corrina Martin and Alicia Gleeson at the Ochre Ribbon Day. Ms Martin said.
“Many people who attended took the time to say thank you, said it was thought provoking and asked how they can work together in the future.
“We would like to include this campaign on the calendar each year to raise awareness, working collaboratively with other organisations and the private sector to combat violence in our communities.”
Crown Perth indigenous programs manager Sharon Ninyette said Crown Resorts had worked with the indigenous community for more than seven years and employed more than 640 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people nationally, with more than 200 currently employed within its business.