Stand up and do something about domestic violence: police

A FORUM has been held in Hervey Bay to discuss how the Fraser Coast can best address the issue of domestic violence.

The Fraser Coast Domestic Alliance met at the Hervey Bay Community Centre on Thursday to brainstorm ideas about how to break the cycle of violence that exists within many homes and families.

People from a range of different support and legal services were at the event, as well as Sergeant Hayley Skyring from the Hervey Bay police.

She said it was important for police to be part of community action against domestic violence.

Sgt Skyring said people were already aware of the existence of domestic violence in the community - the next step was getting then to stand up and do something about it.

"One of the challenges of domestic violence is that it is an emotional issue," she said.

Event organiser Angela Williams said the day was about community engagement, raising awareness and coming up with fresh ideas as to how to combat the problem.
 



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