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Friday October 2nd , 2015
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Sunshine Coast Council takes on Domestic Violence
Past State
Member for
Glass House dies
A former member for Caboolture and Glass House Mr. Bill Newton passed away two days after his 80th Birthday on 2 August 2015.
Bill was first elected to the Queensland Legislative Assembly as the member for Caboolture in 1983 as a National Party member.
At the 1986 election he transferred to Glass House after a redistribu- tion created the Glass House Elec- torate thus Mr. Newton became the first member for Glass House.
At the 1989 election he was de- feated by Jon Sullkivan for the ALP.
Bill’s wife Margaret was well known to many Glass House elec- torate residents.
Mr. Newton’s funeral was held at Caboolture.
Daylight Saving started for south
With the coming of October 1st the eastern states of Australia except Queensland moved their clocks forward an hour to commence day- light savings for 2015 - 2016.
Queensland does not observe day- light savings.
The Queensland Government presently has no plans to introduce daylight saving into Queensland.
The Sunshine Coast Council have organised a walk leaving from Sun- shine Coast Stadium, for our com- munity to attend and show their support on Sunday morning, Octo- ber 11 as part of a campaign titled Safer Families, Better Communities.
Sunshine Coast Mayor Mark Jamie- son, Queensland Police Deputy Commissioner Ross Barnett and Sunshine Coast Outreach Prevention and Education Coordinator Angela Short are inviting the local commu- nity to come together and take a stand against domestic violence.
The walk which leaves the stadium at 8 am aims to send the message that family violence will not be toler- ated in our communities. Walkers will travel along the bank of Lake Kawana retuning to the stadium at approximately 8.50 am where there will be a BBQ breakfast available for a gold coin donation.
The walk aims to raise awareness that domestic violence is a constant threat to community well-being and that the whole community has a responsibility to ensure families can feel safe. It also aims to make people aware of what services and support is available to them in a time of need.
“Recent incidents of domestic violence that tragically ended in the loss of life have once again high-
lighted this horrific crime,” Mayor Jamieson said.
“It is a significant issue which contin- ues to be a major focus for policing,” Deputy Commissioner Barnett said. “Awareness is key to us all working together so affected people can seek help before it’s too late. We want to prevent any more tragedies in our community.”
Sunshine Coast Outreach Prevention and Education (SCOPE) Coordina- tor Angela Short said the walk was
a wonderful initiative and would provide an avenue for people in the community to access these vital services.
“SCOPE has been established to reduce the occurrence and impact of domestic and family violence throughout the region,” Ms Short said.
For 24-hour, confidential, domestic violence counselling, support and refuge call dv connect on 1800 811 811 or SCOPE Sunshine Coast re- gional domestic and family violence service on 5430 9300.
For emergencies call 000.
SCOPE is a collaborative partnership of Centacare, Sunshine Coast, Gymp- ie and District Women’s Health, and Noosa District Family Youth and Support Service, auspiced by Centa- care and funded by the Department of Communities.
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