United against violence
I’d like to commend everyone who for came along to the march against family violence in South Hedland last Friday.
It was wonderful to see so many families, community organisations and survivors come together and stand up against this scourge on our society.
You may not be aware that this year alone, Hedland police have responded to 1210 incidents of family violence. In 581 of these cases, children were present. I’d like to commend those young people who stood on stage and shared their experience of family violence with the crowd.
This must have taken great courage and conviction, with many in the crowd moved to tears while hearing their deeply personal accounts. I’d like to thank the work of the Hedland Family Violence Working Group for co-ordinating the march and community event.
White Ribbon Australia states men’s violence is the result of gender norms and inequality.
Other drivers include accepting and approving of violent behaviour, controlling decision making, limiting women’s independence and showing disrespect. All of these behaviours need to be called out for what they are, so we can ensure future generations do not have to experience further harm. Visit whiteribbon.org. au to access resources on preventing family violence.
You can donate to the cause, access free e-learning resources and take an oath. Let’s continue working together.
I’ve noticed that some bins around town have new stickers on them. However, I haven’t received any for my bin. Will the Town be visiting every property? David Bachmann Hi David, The Town will be stickering all kerbside bins that are registered. This will be continuing to happen over the next couple of weeks, concluding around December 12. Please leave your bins out on the regular rubbish day until the registered bin has a sticker placed on it. Information will also be distributed in mailboxes regarding the process and any queries people may have about the process.