Time for grubs to move on

The Weekend Post - - News -

GRACE MA­SON of­ten small and ge­o­graph­i­cally iso­lated. Refuges are avail­able, but it is of­ten the woman and her child who must go out into hid­ing, rather than re­mov­ing the per­pe­tra­tor from the sit­u­a­tion,” he said.

Mul­ti­ple peo­ple wit­nessed the 2014 at­tack on Ms Four­mile, but no one called po­lice.

Cairns Re­gional Do­mes­tic Vi­o­lence Ser­vice chief ex­ec­u­tive Amanda Lee-Ross said, even if peo­ple had feared for their safety if in­ter­ven­ing, they should have at least con­tacted author­i­ties.

“Ab­so­lutely, a life could have been saved,” she said.

“(DV deaths) are pre­dictable deaths and they are pre­ventable.

“It is ab­so­lutely about what peo­ple will stand for in their com­mu­nity.”

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