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Police Make A Stand Against DV

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Senior Constable Jodi Jones, Senior Sergeant David Tierney and Sergeant Rod Gelderblom at the White Ribbon Day event in Kingaroy

November 23, 2018

Kingaroy Police have drawn a line in the sand – quite literally – as part of their stand against domestic violence in the South Burnett.

A special White Ribbon Day breakfast held outside the Kingaroy Police Station on Friday morning featured a large pile of white sand plus a white ribbon.

The sand, delivered by South Burnett Regional Council, was a perfect prop for photographs but also a very physical reminder of what White Ribbon Day is all about.

None of us can bury our heads in the sand …

According to statistics provided by White Ribbon Australia:

  • 1-in-4 women have experienced emotional abuse by a current or former partner since the age of 15
  • 1-in-5 women have experienced sexual violence since the age of 15
  • 1-in-2 women have experienced sexual harassment during their lifetimes
  • 1-in-6 women have experienced stalking since the age of 15
  • Almost 40 per cent of women continue to experience violence from their partner while temporarily separated
  • On average, one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner

The Kingaroy breakfast was organised by Officer-in-Charge of Kingaroy Police, Senior Sergeant David Tierney, in conjunction with South Burnett CTC and Kingaroy Rotary.

The egg and bacon muffins cooked by police officers as well as Rotary and CTC volunteers proved a big hit, with 126 being sold.

Profits from the sale of the burgers will assist local domestic violence services in the South Burnett.

A White Ribbon Day event was also held in Lamb Street, Murgon, on Friday morning, sponsored by South Burnett CTC, the Cherbourg Men’s Shed and the Muran Djan Centre.

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Some Helpful Numbers

  • 1800RESPECT¬† –¬†1800-737-732

24-hour national sexual assault, family and domestic violence counselling line for anyone in Australia who has experienced, or is at risk of, family and domestic violence and/or sexual assault.

  • Lifeline – 13 11 14

For anyone experiencing a personal crisis or thinking about suicide.

  • Men’s Referral Service – 1300 766 491

Assistance, information and counselling to help men who use family violence


A line in the sand, quite literally … the load of sand drew attention to the White Ribbon Day event but also quickly turned into a popular play area for the many children running around

CTC volunteer Chaz Fuller and Senior Constable Rob Firman were helping to cook the egg and bacon muffins

Lee-Anne Reinbott, from CTC Child and Family Connect, with South Burnett mayor Keith Campbell

Stephen Griffiths, from CTC Residential Services, with Snr Sgt Tierney and Kingaroy Rotary’s Geoff Hosking … making a stand against domestic violence

Anderssons Fruit Market for quality fruits and vegetables

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