Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

City Lets Feet Do the Talking; Domestic Violence on Agenda

Newspaper article The Queensland Times (Ipswich, Australia)

City Lets Feet Do the Talking; Domestic Violence on Agenda

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Byline: Andrew Korner andrew.korner@qt.com.au

THE PEOPLE of Ipswich took a stand against domestic and family violence with a march through the CBD this week.

The strong showing of about 130 members of the community was bolstered by a heavy police and local politician contingent, exhibiting solidarity behind the central message of this year's march -- Not Now, Not Ever.

Domestic Violence Action Centre operations manager Rebecca Shearman said the Walk Against Domestic and Family Violence was all about getting the message out that domestic violence was an problem that affected everyone.

"We were really pleased to see so many members of the community involved, as well as the police, local councillors and our state and federal members of parliament," Ms Shearman said.

"There are a number of challenges we continue to face in Ipswich, first and foremost is the sheer volume of cases of domestic violence we see here."

The DVAC centre alone has received more than 1000 calls for assistance between January and March this year. …

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