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Logan City Council rallies the community against domestic and family violence

Published: 8 October 2015

Logan City Council rallies the community against 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.

#theloganpledge:
I swear never to commit, excuse or remain silent about violence against women or families.
Marchers are urged to wear a white shirt and to take a pledge to oppose domestic and family violence by using: Twitter  #theloganpledg, Facebook: www.facebook.com/events/544858219022475/ or web www.logan.qld.gov.au/theloganpledge to spread the message via social media.