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Tuesday, 28 November 2017
Page: 9023

Senator POLLEY (Tasmania) (16:12): I move:

That the Senate—

(a) notes that:

   (i) White Ribbon Day, also known as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women was held on 25 November 2017,

   (ii) White Ribbon Day is a campaign which seeks to encourage men to take a leadership role in eliminating violence against women, and

   (iii) the campaign for 2017 surrounds a STOP kit which is designed to help people spot the signs, offer support and create change to prevent violence;

(b) acknowledges:

   (i) that every year in Australia, approximately one woman is killed each week by a partner or former partner, and

   (ii) the courage of those who stand up, speak out and shine a light on domestic violence;

(c) remembers the women and children whose lives have been scarred, and taken, by family violence; and

(d) urges Federal, state, territory and local Governments to take action to address family violence.

Question agreed to.