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White Ribbon Day Breakfast

On Tuesday 20 November 2018, the Queensland Government hosted the fourth annual White Ribbon Day Breakfast at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, bringing Queenslanders together to focus much needed attention on the issue of domestic and family violence.

The breakfast featured a panel discussion led by Kay McGrath OAM, Chair of the Domestic and Family Violence Implementation Council, which focused on bystanders and how we, as a community, can challenge attitudes and beliefs and take safe and considered action to prevent violence in all forms.

The panel explored the effect culture and attitudes have on informing and influencing the decisions of bystanders to intervene in, or ignore incidents of, domestic and family violence. They also discussed ways to effect change and empower individuals who are confronted with signs of abusive behaviour to intervene in a safe and effective way.

Panellists were:

  • Faiza El-Higzi, Board Director, Queensland Council for Social Services
  • Vanessa Fowler, Chair, The Allison Baden-Clay Foundation
  • Steve Gollschewski APM, Deputy Commissioner, Queensland Police Service
  • Randal Ross, Co-founder and Senior Facilitator, Red Dust Healing Pty Ltd
  • Shaan Ross-Smith, Director, MATE Program Griffith University and Chair, DVConnect.

The White Ribbon Day Breakfast was proudly supported by:

  • Triple M
  • 97.3 FM
  • 4KQ
  • 4BC
  • The Weekend Edition
  • Brisbane Convention and Exhibition Centre
  • ColourChiefs