Ac­tion needed on DV

The Queensland Times - - OPINION -

RE­CENT statis­tics show more than 60 women have met vi­o­lent deaths this year; adult women who lost their lives to vi­o­lence, do­mes­tic vi­o­lence; if one per­son’s life is seen as cheap and in­signif­i­cant, it cheap­ens and threat­ens the lives of us all.

Mul­ti­ple mil­lions of dollars have been wasted on the myth of an­thro­pogenic cli­mate change.

What about putting real money on the ta­ble to pre­vent and stop this heinous crime against women, chil­dren and the elderly?

Our new Prime Min­is­ter Scott Mor­ri­son needs to take this crime against hu­man­ity far more se­ri­ously and speak out about this un­nec­es­sary waste of hu­man life.

A re­sound­ing no must come from all quar­ters of the com­mu­nity.

It is the re­spon­si­bil­ity of all cit­i­zens to pre­vent and turn around this sense­less mur­der.

Women should have the right to leave or end a re­la­tion­ship with­out fear of reprisals or phys­i­cal harm from former part­ners.

At present, this does not seem to be the case.

One life lost is one too many. The ju­di­ciary must set tougher sen­tences: You take a life, you go to jail for life, nat­u­ral life. ROBERT MCBEATH Race­view

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