Central Goldfields region leading the fight against family violence

Ripon MP Louise Staley has praised Maryborough Health Services for helping to spread an anti-domestic violence message in Dunolly, whilst pressure mounts on the Andrews Government to follow the communities lead and beef up local police resources.

Maryborough Health Services today unveiled a ‘#SayNO2familviolence’ sign outside of the Dunolly Health Centre which matches the sign placed out the front of Maryborough Hospital.

 

The campaign established by Maryborough Rotary has increased its reach appearing all over the shire, on the internet and even on TV.

 

Ms Staley said it was great to see to the entire Central Goldfields community rally behind this cause.

 

“Domestic violence devastates many families, it is great to see our community working together to empower people to stop this scourge” Ms Staley said.

 

“We now need the State Government to follow through and employ more police officers, more family violence units and bring back harsher sentences so we can tread out family violence and make our communities safe”.

 

“The Central Goldfields community has been leading the way in the campaign against domestic violence; Daniel Andrews now needs to back us up by better resourcing police and initiate tougher sentencing.”