Show your support for rally against domestic violence

BUNDABERG Regional Council, in partnership with community leaders and support groups, is asking residents to get behind a rally against domestic violence at Alexandra Park on Sunday, October 11 at 10am.

Bundaberg Mayor Mal Forman said the rally was part of a local government campaign titled Safer Families, Better Communities to publicly condemn domestic violence.

"We are asking residents to support this campaign and to help send a powerful message that domestic violence will not be tolerated in the Bundaberg region," Mayor Forman said.

"As community leaders, we have an important role in condemning what is becoming a growing scourge in Australian culture.

"Police figures show that domestic violence is becoming an all too common blight (on) our communities and unfortunately, domestic violence touches all parts of society and all levels of income. 

"Through this rally, we want to reinforce that this council and the community has a zero tolerance approach to domestic violence.  We also want locals to know that individuals experiencing domestic violence can be assured that there are appropriate support services available to assist them.

"Council has invited representatives from the State and Federal Government, the local police service, support groups and agencies to join us in this rally."

Residents and local businesses are asked to show their support for this initiative by turning out in force on the day and taking to social media in the lead up to the rally, using the hashtag #saferfamilies.