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Logan City Council rallies the community against domestic and family violence

Published: 28 September 2015

Logan City Council rallies the community against domestic and family violence
Logan City Council CEO Chris Rose has taken #theloganpledge to oppose domestic and family violence.

The Logan community will march together on Sunday 11 October to send a powerful message that domestic and family violence will not be tolerated.

The march, to be led by Mayor Pam Parker, Logan City Councillors and other prominent community figures, has been organised as part of a state-wide local government campaign to condemn domestic and family violence.

Logan City Council Mayor, Pam Parker, said people wanted to take action and do what they could to stop domestic and family violence in their community.

"More than one person a week is dying in Australia as a result of domestic and family violence and there are countless violent incidents - every day, of every week, in every community - that tear families apart," she said.

"Recent tragedies have highlighted the issue in Queensland, but this problem is a national disgrace. It is time that we as a community stood up and said 'enough is enough' and pledged to take decisive and positive steps to prevent it in our neighbourhoods."

Mayor Parker said she had invited State and Federal Government representatives, the Queensland Police Service, support groups and agencies and the people of Logan to join the public rally.

Marchers are urged to wear a white shirt and to take a pledge to oppose domestic and family violence by using Twitter  #theloganpledge Facebook – www.facebook.com/events/544858219022475/ or web
www.logan.qld.gov.au/theloganpledge to spread the message via social media.

Registrations for the walk will begin at 12pm. Walkers are asked to meet at Logan City Council's Administration Centre car park (150 Wembley Road, Logan Central). The walk will start at 12.30pm, is expected to take 20 minutes and ends in Logan Gardens.

Following the walk, a number of community organisations will be available to provide valuable information about domestic and family violence. There will be official speeches, social media photo stations and a sausage sizzle for walkers to enjoy at the end of the walk.