With Shannon Fentiman Minister for Communities, Women and Youth, and Minister for Child Safety, survivor of domestic violence Simone, Quentin Bryce AD, CVO, and Mark Furner MP.
1 December 2015
There is no place for domestic and family violence in our community. All Queenslanders have a role to play in ending the violence perpetrated against women, particularly men.
Yesterday I attended a White Ribbon take the pledge ceremony at Queensland Parliament House. I had the opportunity to speak at the event about my experiences as a surgeon working with survivors of domestic and family violence. Some of what I saw in the operating theatre still haunts me, that is why 10 years ago I became an anti-violence campaigner, and it is why I decided to enter politics.
All of us have a role to play and I encourage all men to join the campaign to stop domestic violence, become active and take the pledge.
For more information on White Ribbon and the White Ribbon Oath visit www.whiteribbon.org.au
For counselling support and advice services visit www.qld.gov.au/community/getting-support-health-social-issue/counselling-support-advice