Blue Mountains News

Blue Mountains Community Says No to Domestic Violence

Source: Blue Mountains City Council
Archived 22 Jan 2020 - Posted: 25 Nov 2019
Mayor Mark Greenhill at the Mayoral Breakfast: Blue Mountains Community Campaign Against Domestic Violence.
Scores of Blue Mountains community members joined Mayor, Cr Mark Greenhill, at the Mayoral Breakfast: Blue Mountains Community Campaign Against Domestic Violence, on Friday 22 November.

The pre-work breakfast marked the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women (held on 25 November each year) and was hosted by Blue Mountains City Council in partnership with the Blue Mountains Coalition Against Violence and Abuse (CAVA).

“This is our opportunity to come together with a strong voice to say that we do not accept violence and abuse against women and children,” Mayor Greenhill said.

“We know that women are being killed across Australia in hard-to believe numbers - on average, one woman a week is murdered by her current or former partner. Men need to take responsibility for their behavior… domestic violence and sexual assault violates fundamental human rights.

“We also know incidents of domestic violence are under reported. While most do not report this to the authorities, many seek advice or support from family members, friends or community services. We must find ways to support those who are attempting to seek help.”

Other guest speakers included Suzie Van Opdorp, representing Trish Doyle MP, Shadow Minister for the Prevention of Domestic Violence & Shadow Minister for Women; Mick Barrett, Belong Blue Mountains; Sue Wildman, DV Survivor Workshop; Katoomba High School teacher Tom Daniels, and Dominic Santangelo from the NSW Health Department who spoke about “Men for Cultural Change”. Students from Katoomba and Winmalee High Schools also attended the event.

The number of domestic violence incidents in the Blue Mountains is almost unchanged from last year – 229 recorded Domestic Violence assaults in the Blue Mountains in 2018/19.  The statistic is sourced from the Bureau of Crime Statistics and Research.

 
Valentine's Day Special Event Valentine Valentine Be My Baby Boomer; salongrand.com.au

Recent News

Helping to Provide a Taste of Home for Blue Mountains’ Koalas who Escaped Bush Fires
Helping to Provide a Taste of Home for Blue Mountains’ Koalas who Escaped Bush Fires
Blue Mountains City Council is assisting Science for Wildlife to suppl...
‘If You Love Us, Come and See Us’: Blue Mountains Mayor Urges Visitors to Return
‘If You Love Us, Come and See Us’: Blue Mountains Mayor Urges Visitors to Return
Blue Mountains City Mayor Mark Greenhill is urging visitors to return...
NSW Government Bushfire Donations Partner GIVIT Calling for Charities to Register for Vital Goods
NSW Government Bushfire Donations Partner GIVIT Calling for Charities to Register for Vital Goods
Charities, service providers and groups assisting bushfire-impacted communities...
Lithgow City Council Bushfire Recovery Assistance
Lithgow City Council Bushfire Recovery Assistance
At the 13 January 2020 Extraordinary Meeting, Council resolved to implement...
Year of the Rat Heralds Fresh Start for the Blue Mountains
Year of the Rat Heralds Fresh Start for the Blue Mountains
Scenic World is inviting visitors from near and far to celebrate Lunar...

What's New

Katoomba Ghost Bus Tour
Katoomba Ghost Bus Tour
Blue Mountains Mystery Tours Join Paranormal Pete on the Ghost Bus to investigate the reports of Ghosts & Hauntings in Blue Mountains. 0418 416 403
Lunch @ Lindsay's - Relax & Enjoy
Lunch @ Lindsay's - Relax & Enjoy
Lindsay's Cafe Lindsay's Cafe - The perfect lunch stop going up or down the mountains. @ The Norman Lindsay Gallery.
Blue Mountains Tour maximum 10 guests
Blue Mountains Tour maximum 10 guests
Around Sydney Tours Daily Tours AUD $99/Adult. Private Tours Available group of 2-4=$600; group of 5-6=$700
Short Break special
Short Break special
Blue Mountains YHA Short Break Inc Scenic World Tickets! 2 nights accomm in an ensuite family room, breakfast, Scenic World Discovery Pass.
Aust Day Long Weekend
Aust Day Long Weekend
Woolshed Cabins 2 or 3 night stay avail. 2 nts for 1 cple $570. 3 nts for 1 cple $770. Incl. first breakfast & 1pm checkout
Also in this Section

Have You Visited

Announcement
Aust Day Long Weekend2 or 3 night stay avail. 2 nts for 1 cple $570. 3 nts for 1 cple $770. Incl. first breakfast & 1pm checkoutView Woolshed Cabins »